I have grown weary of thinking of things to get grocery wise. I am a good cook, but it sucks cooking for one and I can be lazy about cleaning up. I like a clean kitchen and prepared foods afford this. Today, I asked mom just to buy me what she thought I would like. Boy, was I surprised.
“I’m in trouble,” she told me sitting in her car as I walked out to carry in my groceries.
“Why?” I asked wondering what trouble a 64 year old lady could get in. I looked puzzled.
“I spent $120 dollars on your groceries. I got a little wild,” she replied.
I laughed. “We are just alike mom,” I said. “Don’t worry about it. We’ve been so, so frugal for months to the point I didn’t have anything to eat at the end of many weeks.”
“Tell dad I would have spent that in one week drinking beer when I had control of my disability.”
Mom felt better with me telling her that.
Well, this is what mom got me.
- 6 tins of fish steaks in mustard sauce (Kinda like sardines, but not as fishy. Milder)
- 2 boxes of Ritz crackers
- 2 bunches of bananas
- 8 granny smith apples
- 8 gala apples (I love these)
- 15 assorted Lean Cuisine meals (These are so good for frozen food.)
- 2 large bottles of Louisiana hot sauce
- 10 cans of Chef Boyardee Beefaroni (Thus the purchase of the hot sauce. She knows I love it in my beefaroni.)
- 4 cans of Hormel chili with no beans
- 2 loaves of giant sunbeam bread
- 4 cans of tuna
- 1 bottle of sweet pickle relish
- 1 dozen eggs
- instant grits (I don’t like instant, but oh well, I will eat it when I get hungry enough)
- 1 package of Kroger brand thick cut bacon (This should be interesting. I buy Black Label brand)
- 2 large boxes of unfrosted strawberry Poptarts.
- 1 package of Country Pride pork sausage
- 1 large package of sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 bunch of celery for tuna salad
- 1 large jar of Blue Plate mayonnaise
- 6 cans of Kroger light lemonade