Sunday, July 06, 2008

Believe It Or Not

I cooked dinner tonight!

OK, so I didn't really COOK dinner in the true sense of the word. I actually browned some hamburger and added Ragu to it, and then poured the whole mess over some spaghetti noodles I boiled.

It was not my most spectacular and shining culinary moment.

However, it was a meal. At home. At the dinner table. Which is a feat in and of itself these past few weeks. Tomorrow we may not be so fortunate, so I'm taking family meals where I can get them.

Well, if you consider "family" to be Hubster and me alone, being as The Boy is spending the weekend with a friend and The Girl went out to eat with another friend.

So to recap, I "cooked" for the "family" and we ate at home. I think that about sums it up.

But wait, there's more!

Last night around 9:30 p.m. I made the bargain purchase of ALL TIME. Seriously. And I'm about to let you in on it.

Our local Hy-Vee grinds premium hamburger every day. I'm talking 90 to 95% lean here, folks. This is the stuff they keep behind the counter and weigh out for customers like a butcher shop does, not the stuff that's packaged, wrapped and set out in the cooling case.

At 8 p.m. the specialty meat department closes. Since they grind the premium stuff every day, around 9:30 p.m. they package and set out the leftover premium stuff in large packages (5 - 7 lbs. each) at the bargain price of $1.99/lb. so they can get rid of it quickly.

Last night I bought all of it they had, seven packages, and a box of quart-sized ziplock bags.

We're in Hamburger Heaven for quite some time, folks.

At the same time I found boneless, skinless chicken breasts on sale for $1.99/lb. and ice cream for $2.50 for half a gallon.

Can I get an AMEN! from the congregation???

And to top it all off, I spent enough to get ten cents a gallon off of any gas purchased at the Hy-Vee tanks. Being as my tank was empty, I took advantage of that little blessing.

I don't know if I've said this before or not, but folks?

God is good.


zzop357 said...

When it comes to groceries I'll take the bargains.You never know who's gonna pop in here at any meal. I always cook extra.Whats left are called reruns.LOL
I say save that penny when you can. God Bless you Chris. Have a good week. Donna

Linds said...

Now why can't we have one of those places here too, I ask?????? Cooking is cooking. You are to be congratulated!

Susanne said...

Hey, that is a homemade meal, if I ever heard of one.

Great deals.

Susie said...

Hi Chris,
Just came over from a link at Linds, and wanted to say hi. Those sound like some great grocery (and fuel) deals!
I was reading back about your Mom's stroke, and I'm so sorry to hear that. I've said a prayer for her. Much of what you've written is so familiar as I went through it with my Grandma, Mom and Grandpa, so I truly know the stress you're feeling.
I'll visit you again soon..

Jo said...

Hi Chris, I found you through Linds' blog. I just knew that if Linds thinks so highly of you then yours would be one blog I want to be sure to visit. I was right!!

I truly enjoyed your postings. I guess soft drinks in glass bottles really does date a person, doesn't it. Did you let your son know that you could take those empty bottles back to the store when empty for cash...Wow! How cool will he think that is?

Have a great week Chris and come by for a visit when you have a chance. My door is always open and the welcome mat is out.