Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Stop and Shop
So one of my BFFs took my girls to the salon today after school to have their nails done. How is it that I can rationalize them having their nails done, but not mine? Anywho, I took this grand opportunity to go to the grocery store by myself. It must be the January blahs when you are actually looking "outside the box" for something different to eat. I am tired of giving my girls gold fish and pretzels for snacks. So what did I come up with? Annie's Cheddar Bunnies, Quaker strawberry crisp bites and Quaker mini delights in Cinnamon Streusel. I can tell you that last one is delish. K didn't like it, but hey she's the picky one who would live on goldfish. B and I loved them. Very sweet and crunchy. Of course she finished one pack and wanted another, but yummy just the same. So, me and my cart full of $250 of food (movies and magazines) make it to the check out. An older lady gets in line behind me and I am feeling like I should let her go ahead of me, but I am in a bit of a hurry and am thinking get me the He@# out of here before I buy anything else. I am perusing all the rag mag covers and laughing to myself while unloading my groceries. The older lady comments that my cart looks tastier than her cart, which I want to agree on. Then I comment on how great the covers of these magazines are and we discuss how much crap is one them. Then she reads 2 article titles off of Women's World (I think). One says, "coughing, how chocolate is a cure" and "Eat cake for breakfast and lose up to 6 pounds". We, of course, agree that these 2 articles are spot on! Encouraging chocolate and cake, how could that be wrong? It's not like we bought the magazine to read the article. We took it at face value. Cake has eggs in it right? I will be enjoying my chocolate cake for breakfast tomorrow. Hmm, do I have to share with K and B and will they like their new snacks or beg for gold fish when they get home?
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Cute story. I love talking to people in the grocery line, and alway also like to check out what they're buying!
ANother fun thing I bought your kids might like are the Club Cracker Puffs... they are just puffy versions of the Club crackers... they loved those suckers!
Oh, and cereal straws, which are basically just chocolate rolled up hollow thingies to sip milk from...
I could go on and on. Hey, we should go grocery shop together. That would make it more fun!
I'm not sure how grocery shopping with me would compare to your lunch with Dawn. I think I need to come out to Chicago and have lunch with you both because that would involve wine and dessert! I never get bored of MY two favorite things!
Thanks for the snack suggestions. mmm chocolate rolled into a straw, why didn't I invent that?
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