Monday, August 24, 2009

The $40 Foodie

Hello Lovlies!

Thanks AGAIN for putting up with me and my absence. Two more weeks (ish) and things will be back to normal. SSG promises. Until then, things will be kind of scattered. Just like SSG.

So! This weekend I got sucked into a book thanks to Digs. The book is called Shutter Island and it was GOOD. And creepy. And worth checking out once fall comes to the rest of the country ... it's already starting to come to Portland. Finish up your summer beach reads but definitely put this one on your list for those early dark nights when you want to cuddle up in front of the fireplace and get sucked into a page turner. Just keep your spouse/girlfriend/boyfriend/half golden retriever-half cattle dog handy to cling onto during the scary parts.

This is SSG's measly grocery haul this week. It came to $29.64. This week is kind of short because I head up to Seattle on Friday and have Jimmy's birthday (Predo's Jimmy) on Saturday.

Zee menu is as follows ...

Sunday - Spaghetti & Meatballs
Monday - Egg Salad Sandwiches & Carrot Slaw
Tuesday - Chicken Enchiladas (from the freezer)
Wednesday - Spinach Salad with warm bacon dressing
Thursday - Chicken Tagine (from the freezer)

You might notice that uh ... about 1/2 of SSG's grocery budget was spent on caffeine and sugar. And you can bet she needs EVERY ounce of both of those things to see her through the next four days at work.
Funny side note ... SSG doesn't drink too much soda but every once and a while she gets a HANKERING (yeah, she said it) for a Coke. So she was just looking for a can. But they don't sell Cokes by the single can anymore. So she was just going to buy a small bottle. But they don't sell single small bottles anymore. You can only buy a liter. But it was $1.50. And TWO liters was $1.05. Ummm ... can someone please explain this to SSG? And would you like a glass of Coke while you do? She has some to spare.

The spaghetti and meatballs SSG made last night required simmering. And stirring. And lots of simmering and stirring. But she had company the whole time ...

U drop someting for meez maybeez? i yikez sum saus. And cookeez.

And CHECK OUT SSG's new purchase that also kept her company in the kitchen last night ...

Isn't it CUTE?! It was the last one in the store and I swear a lady was following me around just hoping I'd set it down.

As. IF.

SSG almost brought it upstairs so she could wake up next to it.

Did YOU buy anything fun and frivolous this weekend?


Courtney said...

Have you seen the previews for Shutter Island with Leo DiCaprio? It looks very good. And to now find out it's a book? Even better! said...

SSG, it is totally OK that you said, "hankering". Just don't saying that you "hunkered down". I cannot abide it. ;-)
John and I did buy something a little frivolous this weekend. We got a new printer that is wireless and we can print on it from the laptops in the house.
Kinda an expensive proposition just to be able to print from the laptops, but, well.... we like it.

Suz Broughton said...

If you were talking Diet Coke, then I might be able to help you.