Today is grocery ordering day. Yesterday I went through the weekly store ad that came in the mail and made out my list.
Celery is on sale for 99 cents a bunch. I ordered a dozen. I have quite a bit of celery dehydrated. It takes a long time to rehydrate so I use it in soups that simmer all day. The plan is to cut the celery into about half inch pieces and can them in half pint jars. I had done that a couple of years ago and liked the convenience of adding canned celery to casseroles, stew, etc.
The store brand frozen vegetables are on sale in the two pound bags. I ordered 10 lbs. of peas and 10 lbs. of cut green beans. I'll can those in pint jars and that will bring those two vegetables back up to the amounts I like to have on hand on my pantry shelves.
Now and then mistakes are made. Two weeks ago I ordered both dry dog food and cat food. They brought me a fairly large bag of dog food but no cat food. Good thing I order before I am down to two weeks worth of food for the animals, so Kizzie the cat did not run out of food. Kizzie running out of food is not a good thing. She whines and fusses when her bowl is down to half full. An empty dish would make life unbearable for both her and me! Lily, however, now has enough dry food to probably last the rest of her natural life! Guess that is a good thing.
I don't often indulge myself, but a buy 1 - get 1 free sale on ice cream was just too good to pass up. I ordered two old fashioned vanilla and will make a batch of chocolate sauce and a batch of butterscotch topping. Ice cream is one of my favorite things, even in the middle of winter.
There were rumors of snow in our forecast, but it looks like it bypassed us again. Not that I'm complaining, mind you. I look at the reports of those folks in New York, opening their doors only to find a wall of snow outside, and I find I have much to be thankful for.
I have given up looking for exciting things to blog about. Exciting just doesn't happen in my world. I got rid of the drama in my life years ago. But I can continue to write about the everyday happenings here in my little corner of the world. And as this is more or less a record of what is going on in my life, as well as a place to remember the "good old days," that's OK.
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