Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday Show and Tell

Bet you are wondering WHY I have a picture of groceries..well I will tell you..this is my SHOW AND TELL for today!! I am SHOWING you groceries that I just bought and I am TELLING you that this small amount cost me $66.00!! WOW!! No wonder families are having a time making it!! There is just 2 of us and look this is hardly anything..No meat..vegies, fruit and some things to make a few meals and that is it!! Our economy is horrible now. I have seen groceries just climb!!

With milk over $3.00 now; bananas at 62 cents a lb; dozen grade A (18 count) eggs at $2.23
and then trying to add in what else you need to make a meal or hopefully several meals then it just gets ridiculous!!


This is Madison at her spelling bee

Also I thought I would include a picture of our granddaughter at her spelling bee. She did not go far but she tried. She said she was so nervous when she got up there and saw everyone...She had a trial word of" her" and spelled it...h-e-er....She was just nervous!!

Today I am off to pick up the kids once again...Their daddy is waiting (I don't know how patiently) for the people at the RV place to get their 5th wheel ready to pick up..I guess he will be late getting back tonight.

I found a new recipe so am trying that today..It is called Lentil and Rice Soup. You make it in the crock pot!! I so hope this is good. I bought some real nice crusty bread to eat with it and I think I am going to also make chicken salad for sandwiches. I have a German Chocolate Cake that is about to be frosted....

I think I had better eat while I can. Tomorrow I am going to a meeting at Curves. They are starting their new program with a food plan. It is FREE!! I thought well I will try!! I have days that food does not bother me at all..then their are days like today that I just cannot get enough to eat!! I wish that i could conquer this bad habit of mine...I bet you do too!! Most of us have this silly problem!! I try to keep good things here to eat but well you know..I slip just like everyone else does!!

Better get that cake iced. It will be time to pick up those two from school once again!! They are really good kids so it is not at all a problem for me...love being close to them...

FLIP FLOP
Thought for the day: "When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better."


10 comments:

Julie said...

Tell Madison she is taking after her cousin Brie:) I am making pirate stew for dinner today. One of my new recipes from my book. Smells good:)Your groceries are more expensive than here. U need an Aldis for sure!!! It is getting warmer. -2 right now.

Melli said...

Shoot! At $2.23 for an 18 count on eggs is CHEAP! At one point we were paying $4.49 a DOZEN! They are down now to where we pay $3.19 for 18 count. And milk here is $3.79/gal! I'm so glad I'm not raising babies! I used to have to scrape to come up with milk money back when it was $1.25/gal!!! I can't imagine what I'd do now... it's crazy! Just crazy.

Lentil & Rice soup sounds good! it's UP to 20 degrees right now! (feels like 7 they say). Tomorrow we're supposed to go all the way up to 27!!! I am sitting by the fire, toasting my toes. Now you have me wondering if I have anything to make homemade soup with.... hmmmm....

Smilingsal said...

Yum, if it's good, share that recipe of Lentil and Rice Soup in the crock pot!

Denise said...

Amen, groceries are crazy.

Zaroga said...

Groceries are high. They blame it on high gas prices. I think the price of food should come down now that gas prices are down... but I'm sure they won't.

I remember spelling bees and being nervous. I was terrible in the that I would spell everything right in the bees in the classroom up until it was time to choose those to go to challenges outside of our school. I would purposely misspell words :-) Now my spelling is awful!

Lentil and rice soup sounds good. Today I have chuck roast in the crock pot for our dinner tomorrow. We had grilled shrimp today. Frank will grill no matter the temperature outside :-)

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Sandy, I have some of the same foods as you are showing.. grapes, sugar free pudding, and the saltines.

For dinner tonight , I cooked eggs, hot sausage,milk gravy and biscuits..it was good...how did your soup turn out?/

What time is the meeting tomorrow? Is it 11:00am or 1:00pm??please let me know..

Have a good night.. I am off to make another cup of coffee and read a book....hugs, Barb

Denise said...

Oh I love your thought for the day! What a wonderful thought! I will remember that........ I so understand the economy and I pray that it changes......... But we need to just pray and ask God to heal our land.....it is really out of our hands..........

Have a blessed weekend girl and tell that sweet granddaughter that she is just toooooooooooooo cute and there is always another bee.........

Susan said...

Oh yes Groceries are high. I spent $170 this week on them...and will definitely have to go restock come Monday. It's crazy.

Awww...poor Madison. That is quite nerve-wracking. I hope she's OK now.

Have a fabulous weekend and stay warm.

:-) Susan

Dawnie said...

I just about cried when you said how much those groceries cost! its mostly hubby and i now to and your right-its very scary out there. I still remember a day when 60 some dollars bought a weeks worth of food for my family.

PEA said...

I'll be right over for a slice of that cake!! Yummm! The soup also sounds good, I'm going to print it out because I'm always looking for something to make in the crock pot.

I know what you mean about groceries being so expensive! The other day I went to buy mine and it came up to $120...I had about 5 bags full and no meat!

Awwww, I can well imagine how nervous Madison was at her Spelling Bee. I use to be so shy and get sooo nervous when I'd have to go in front of a bunch of people, so I sympathize with her.

Hope your week is going well:-) xoxo