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Sunday, January 4, 2009

This Is Getting Ridiculous

I've been cooking much more often. I've also been using a master grocery list in my pda and checking off the groceries I need each week. Lots of times, I cook a chili and a roast. Both items are tasty, plus they lend themselves to many different meals. I can have roast with mashed potatoes, roast over buttered noodles, and roast beef sandwiches. With the chili, I make chili cheese toast, nachos, or tator tots with chili and cheese. I need several different ingredients for each main dish (and the side dishes), but it's basic stuff, like onions and brown gravy mix.

So imagine my frustration when I plan my week's meals around these main dishes, but the store is out of half the ingredients. Yesterday, Target did not have french onion soup, brown gravy mix, or Alan's Diet Mountain Dew. They were out of the big packages of Size 3 (gulp...the baby is only 3 months old) diapers. They had few tomatoes and no yellow onions.

Today, Wal-mart has no electric carving knives.

Seriously? I make a list, but over half the list - things like onions and diapers - isn't at the store. Fab-U-Lous. I'm so sick of the labeled, empty spaces in grocery stores. Sigh. I need another solution and some extra patience.


1 comment:

Stac Cole said...

Shop at the local stores and not the "big box" stores for groceries. Stores like Payless NEVER have empty shelves. They are a tad more expensive, but you can always get everything you are looking for there. Just a thought :)