Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Grocery Ads

 It's amazing. There is absolutely nothing in the grocery ads from five stores that is anything I want or need. NOTHING! Usually, there is at least one item I can stock up or something for immediate consumption. It astounds me. However, I still collect the pink bag with coupons and ads. Only, Publix ad has been absent for two weeks. That puts a kink in my armchair browsing. 

Monday night, I perused the ads with a marker in hand. Finally, I put the ads and coupons back in the pink bag and tossed to Tommy. He cuts the coupons for the food bank friend and circles items in the ads we need to buy or something he wants. He did not circle anything but is usually good for a few circles. 

We did go out for soft drinks today. We will just sit on our money until a loss leader, price reduction, or a bogo comes along. 

The food giveaway was not so great for us. We gave away lots of it.

2 boxes of fresh spinach

turkey necks

fake sausage patties

2 lbs chicken livers

9 bananas (we kept four)

8 huge bags of too hot or too salty chips

All the above went away.

We kept:

Land o' Lakes sliced Muenster cheese

Dole chopped salad kit bacon and bleu cheese

2 Vidalia onions

4 of the bananas

pork meat for stew???

2 bottles Bleu Cheese salad dressing yum

box of Bob Evans mashed potatoes

Also, from past giveaways we gave things we were not going to use:

three cucumbers still fresh

two bags, boxes of salad

12 cans of Hunts tomato products

large bottle of hand wash liquid

gallon of sweet tea

There seems to have been more

When we gave all the meat products away, we knew the resident dog would get those. In the past we have kept all salads in hopes of eating them. Now, we give them away immediately. It is sad to see food waste.

All the Hunt's tomato sauce and bits have a "use by" date of May 5, 22. So, we don't keep too many of those. I think we have about eight or a dozen. But, all need to be eaten, not saved until next year. So, we give them away and tell people to eat them now. No one seems fazed. 

The woman in the parking lot was very gracious. She wanted to know exactly where food was given away so she can go. So, maybe she can get it herself from now on. Most people say thank you and leave. These women, three generations, stayed and talked. 

Tonight starts the new season, I think, of Resident Alien. On Sunday, there was a rerun. Great fun. Believe it or not, I am choosing Password over Gunsmoke. Heretofore, I have absolutely despised KeKe Palmer, but she is good hosting Password, one of my favorite shows. Formerly, she was on a show with Michael Strahan, taking over for Sarah Haines who left. She was so nuts. Now, she is just personality plus. 

It is after 7 pm, and I have only eaten milk and banana about noon, some chicken breast, tiny 1 oz bag of cheetos around 4 pm. Before 8 pm, I will eat a salad with lots of fresh mushrooms. Remember, I have two boxes. These are square boxes whereas the ones from the last two weeks were rectangular ones. Dinner was the American Salad topped with mushrooms, parmesan cheese, and Ranch dressing. Tommy had the chicken breast on skewer with onions and peppers, salad, and mashed potatoes. 

This afternoon, it rained for about 30 minutes, enough to keep the grass lush and growing. It seems it is not so dry as usual when the grass does not grow so fast. I could be wrong. So, Tommy is relieved not to water. 

My sinuses are still hurting, and it all makes me feel so awful. My ear does not hurt, so I will take it. Still, it took a night of okay sleep along with a long nap to keep me going today. I was so ill this morning; I cancelled my appointment with the gynecological oncologist. I feel a bit better tonight, but the day has been me sitting.

How are the ads in your area? The only good part is there is nothing I am waiting on to go on sale. So, there is nothing spent except for the slaw yesterday and drinks today. I think the slaw was 29 cents less today, but that is okay.

Grocery Ads

 It's amazing. There is absolutely nothing in the grocery ads from five stores that is anything I want or need. NOTHING! Usually, there ...