We made it out of Wal-Mart alive and with at least some money left in the bank. Whew! It was a marathon of shopping, but we got it all done. I felt a little bit like we were on that game show, Supermarket Sweep, only not quite that fast. FabGrandpa had his list and I had mine, and we took off in different directions. Two carts full. And we had been to Frye’s first. Grand total, to steal a phrase from one of my favorite bloggers, Oh Mah Holy Hell! $416.33!!!
But, for all that dough, we do have lots of potential meals. The cupboard is no longer bare. The fridge and the freezer, and the little fridge, all full. We can have some cooking fun now!
One of the reasons the total was so high this time was that we were out of every gluten free thing. I got some gluten free baking mix, gluten free cornbread mix, gluten free spaghetti, and gluten free noodles. And of course, we got some little treats again, too. MMMM, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil. Those garlic stuffed olives FabGrandpa loves. Stuff to make this. OOO, and stuff to make shrimp and sausage gumbo. Oh, and I found some spring roll wrappers, a new item I have been wanting to try. Don’t know yet exactly what I am going to do with them. Yes. I am a fool for food.
So after all that shopping, what did we eat for dinner tonight? Tuna salad with crackers. You didn’t expect me to cook after all that did you? I had to put all that shit away, you know.
Mexican Seafood Soup
Chicken Salad with Guacamole
Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo
Italian Mushroom Stew
Fried Chicken Livers (so some days are better than others)
So some days are better than others.
And just in case you want it:
2 small cans tuna, drained
1/2 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 boiled eggs, chopped
1/3 cup mayonaise
Mix all together well. Served over romaine lettuce with cherry tomatos and crackers.