1. Eating. I am so over it.
2. You are never to old to drink a Shirley Temple
Clarence’s Farm Stand $15.25
Last week my mother and I stopped by Clarence’s farm stand to pick up 10 pounds of Yukon potatoes. I had seen his little vegetable stand earlier in the spring but since there was a sign out front for hay, I didn’t think he offered anything else.
Then Mrs. HB came to visit and as we drove past it one day on our way to the recycle center, we noticed he had a few more items out for sale. So we stopped. And now it’s my new favorite place. Clarence is 78 years old and grows everything himself. He even dries corn in a little screened hutch and grinds cornmeal.
He likes to keep things simple and just about everything he sells is $0.75 a pound. Tomatoes, squash, potatoes, you name it. I LOVE his little stand and I’m totally tempted to buy one of his 50 pound sacks of potatoes to get us through the winter. And, because it makes my heart happy to support a 78 year old farmer who takes pride in his work and obviously loves what he does.
Have you ever heard of hickory nuts? A few weeks ago I noticed a few funky looking green shells in our backyard and had no idea what they were. While we were waiting for Clarence to weigh our potatoes I noticed there were loads of them outside his little shed and asked what they were.
Apparently we have a hickory tree! Have you ever eaten hickory nuts? Are they good for baking? Curious minds want to know.
Market Basket $125.08
To say my husband LOVES Market Basket, would be a HUGE understatement. Honestly, I like it too and it’s my favorite “big” supermarket to shop at. Plus, it’s a local company and they’ll hire kids as young as 14 to bag groceries and keep the store clean. It’s simple, the prices are good and the selection and prices are spot on.
Plus, according to my husband, you can get a coffee and a donut for $1.76 in their little cafe. I told him getting coffee and a donut before shopping at a grocery store seemed like something old people would do…. and wondered if we are in fact getting old, inching towards that stage in our lives where sitting down for a bite to eat to gather our strength before buying groceries will soon be our new reality.
After all, I did buy myself a tube of Gold Bond lotion this week. 😉 45 year olds aren’t supposed buy Gold Bond, are they?
ALDI – Mom’s Treat!
My Mother: “It’s a nice place to shop if you like cookies, crackers and cheese.”
Mavis: “I love cookies, crackers and cheese.”
Grocery stores, there’s one for everyone.
HAVE AN AWESOME MONDAY!
Total Spent This Week $140.33
Total Spent in September $151.32
Total Spent in August $259.90 <– $30 on salami splurge
Total Spent in July $276.56 < – $38 Spent on Amish meat and cheese
Total Spent in June $206.47 <- Attempting once a month grocery shopping
Total Spent in May on Groceries $216.50 <- Included a stock up trip to King Arthur Flour
Total Spent in April on Groceries $169.98
Total Spent in March on Groceries $306.75 <– Apartment life, moving across the country and settling into a new house
Total Spent in February on Groceries $259.81 <- Living in an apartment and buying a lot of ready-made meals
Total Spent in January on Groceries $240.15 <– Packing mode and not cooking from scratch as much