I love to food shop. I wish it was a legit job. I would be like the CEO of food shopping. Typically I would shop for 7 days worth of meals but have started shopping for 3-4 days at a time. I think i'm wasting less and being more efficient in the kitchen and saving money. I have not done any data analysis of this statement, just go with my flow and follow me. I shop at a variety of stores in my town. We have like 3 Food Lions, 2 Ingles, 1 BiLo, Walmart and Aldi. There are a ton of options and that's only in this town, 30 minutes down the road I also have access to a Publix AND Target. I like to mix things up and depending on what I am buying I will shop at more than one store. This week I was feeling tired and decided to go to the big store where they have everything because there was a sale on eggs and chicken sausage. It's been a few weeks since I've been there but it's pretty popular. Lots of High School students have their first jobs there as cashiers and it's the ONLY place within 25 miles of a real Starbucks (Not that I get anything there, I'm not that fancy) Last time I went there I grumbled a little bit because the bagger put my milk, all my canned goods and a 12 pack of seltzer in the same bag. IT WAS SO HEAVY. If you bring your own grocery bags to the store it's like a challenge to see how much they can cram into one bag. If you don't bring your own bag they will put 2-3 items in each bag and you leave with like 500 plastic bags for 10 items. WAY OVERKILL. I have to wonder what kind of training these baggers are getting, it's obvious they don't have any common sense. So I went out and bought stuff for 3-4 days of meals. Delicate things like bananas, eggs and an apple fritter (which surprisingly contains NO APPLE, so confused) and sturdy things like canned goods, liter of seltzer and then random treats. I brought 3 reuseable bags which I thought might be overkill but whatever doesn't get used will be fine. Imagine my shock and horror when I finish cashing out and see that ALL OF MY FOOD IS IN ONE BAG! What the hell?!? I brought THREE bags! When I put my food on the conveyor belt I like to group my food by species. Produce, dairy, meats, canned goods, random. THANK GOODNESS I put all the canned goods and heavy stuff on the belt first and the eggs and bananas on last or else I would have scrambled eggs in my car right now. I was fuming as I walked up the stairs to my apartment because I had to use 2 hands to carry the behemouth bag upstairs. I actually weighed it at a whopping 28.3 lbs (minus the fritter I scarfed on the way home) I don't know if I will return to this store again. I won't say which shop it was but it rhymes with Pringles.
I am an aquarius who likes long walks on the beach and the flicker of candle light. If you haven't noticed yet, Just kidding! I'm a Vermonter who has left my beautiful home state in search of adventure. This blog contains all of my favorite things, mostly food so that my family back home can keep tabs on me. Mom & Dad I'm still alive!!!! Side note: I am terrible at spelling and grammar. There are bound to be typos all over this blog. It's like Where's Waldo. If you look hard enough you will find an error.