Sunday shopping

We did pop over to Jay’s parents’ house this afternoon. The bambino had a LOT of fun playing with his cousins. To the point that I think Grandpa might’ve been a little annoyed at all the noise from 3 tiny little boys!

After we finished up there, we headed out grocery shopping. I’m hoping that other than hitting the farmers’ market on Wednesday, I won’t really need to go shopping again for awhile.


Paper products. The ones in the back were the most-needed, as usual.


Meat. And a lot of it. I’m hoping to make some Big Fat Bacon Sliders sometime soon.


Hence the “junior” burger buns.


We do love our dairy in this house. And I wanted more Fage, since I’ve been out for awhile. And I’ve been enjoying my smoothies for breakfast in the past week.


Some produce. I originally planned on making mashed potatoes, steak, and an attempt at Red Lobster biscuits for dinner tonight, but we’ve had beef basically for the last 3 meals. We went to Nick’s for lunch yesterday, I grilled burgers & hot dogs for dinner last night, and my father-in-law grilled burgers & brats this afternoon. I’m a little burned out on beef at the moment, so I’m going to try some chicken piccata for dinner. I don’t have capers, but that’s fine. I’ll make some pasta to go with it.


Hy-Vee’s starting this new deal where they always have a wine for $3, $6 or $9 on sale. When we popped out to the store on Friday, they had samples of the $6 wines (you gotta love a grocery store that will hand out free wine samples!), which I thought were pretty good. I was going to pick up a couple of those, but figured I’d try the $3 wines instead. I figure that for $6/total, if they really suck, I’m not out that much. Plus, they pad out my wine rack:


And there’s my dusty old bottle of Klingon Blood Wine that I brought back from Vegas way back in 2006. Right before they stopped allowing you to carry more than 3 oz. of liquid on a plane. Ah, memories.

And with that, I should probably get started on our dinner. My stomach’s starting to rumble!

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4 Replies to “Sunday shopping”

  1. Allison–Indeed! Plus, I’m kind of saving them for the next dinner party I’m having & I’ll bring it out once we’re all a little tipsy…Or I’ll just drink it while I cook.

    DMC–I thought about getting some organic wines this afternoon, but the $3 are/were more of a novelty. That and I was feeling cheap!

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