Vince is always quick to remind me that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result . . something like that . . obviously, I’ve never really learned that concept since I keep enabling Vince to go into the grocery store unsupervised.
Today I met Chad and Nicole halfway, picked Addie up, drove back home, picked Vince up and we went to get Mexican food.
Back up . . this morning I had to run by the doctor’s office so Vince said “I’ll go with you and we can grab breakfast at Chick-fil-A, then go to Aldi and see if they have chicken.”
Yesterday I was placing a Walmart order for delivery today and the only thing I really needed was two packs of chicken breasts – one for chicken piccata tomorrow and one for chicken with brie on Tuesday. No chicken! Not breasts, not thighs . . so I didn’t even place an order at all.
This morning after going to the doctor and eating breakfast, we ran in Aldi to get chicken. They didn’t have a lot but they had the six or so packages of breasts. I got the two I needed. They also had boneless, skinless thighs for $1.89/pound and the thighs with bones and skin were $1.79/pound. I use thigh meat for Rita’s food and will gladly pay 10 cents more per pound to not have to deal with bones and skin.
Vince went to see if they had any more of the Red Velvet cookies and they were sold out. Darn it! But, after we left from eating Mexican in Carthage, Vince said “I’ll run in the Aldi here and see if they have any of those cookies left.” They were a Valentine item so I doubted we would find them but . . they had two packages left.
I’ll have to ration these because when they’re gone, I’ll probably have to wait til next year to get them again. 🙁
Vince said that as he was checking out, he had one bag of the Caramel Cups. The checkout lady started talking about how good those were and she asked him if he had ever tried them. No. He had not. She said “Go get some more because they disappear quickly and sometimes it takes forever before we get them back in stock.”
He went back and got two more bags. Came out and checked out again. This time he had a different checker. She said “Oh, have you ever tried the Belgian Dark Chocolate Chunks on the baking aisle?”
No. He had not. He went and got two bags of that and checked out a third time! As we were driving home, he was telling us this story in the car, Addie said “You know I’m going to cooking school and this week our group made salsa, another group made corn salad and a third group made fruit pizza. I can make a fruit pizza for y’all.”
So, then we had to go the Carthage Walmart and get sugar cookie dough, strawberries, raspberries and kiwi so Addie can make fruit pizza for us . . tomorrow or Sunday . . not today.
They’ve worn me out. I’m going to take a 1 hour nap (I’m setting my alarm), then I’ll get back to cross stitching.
April Reeves says
I was thinking while 10 cents less, you are paying for the weight of the bones and skin that you don’t plan to use, so buying the same packaged weight, you would get more useable chicken in boneless package and likely enough that it is actually cheaper per lb. So I pulled out the spreadsheet and at those prices, if the bones and skin make up more than 5% of the weight, it is actually cheaper to buy the boneless.
Yes, not to mention stinky stuff to have to go into the trash. With boneless, skinless, there’s hardly anything to throw out.
Nelle Coursey says
Since Pat has had trouble with no teeth, it is hard for him to eat cookies like this. But I found Cake Oreo Cookies!! It is cake that tastes like the Oreo Cookie with the cream center. He liked them!