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Monday, August 15, 2022

BEDA #12-15

Oops!  I thought I missed 2 days of BEDA but it was 3.  
First,  I’m starting Monday with a new to do list for the week.  

Our weekend was both busy and slow.  
My husband smoked a ham and 2 chickens so meals were easy.  

Saturday morning, I tried to do some in store shopping but it was very frustrating.
First I went to Dollar General- I wanted to use their $5/25 Saturday coupon.  It was so busy in there and all the shopping carts were being used by other customers.  It was so crowded,  I just left. 
Then I went to a Walmart.  This store is being remodeled -again!  
Their AC was not working right.  
I live in a college town and the students are retuning so many of them were shopping at Walmart with their parents so many of the aisles there were full with clumps of shoppers.  
After I bought a few things,  I got back in my vehicle.  
Walmart is normally less than a 10 minute drive from home but it took me 30 minutes because so many major streets in my town are closed and/or being redone and because of the all the college traffic.  
I finally got home and told my husband I may never shop in a store again.  Of course at some point, I will.  But Saturday morning was just no fun at all.
And I will NOT be shopping on Saturdays. 

I hadn’t made energy balls in a good while but some the grands asked for them.  

Mix the honey and peanut butter and vanilla.  Then stir in the oats, then the chocolate.
Roll into small balls.  2 of mine probably equal 1 golf ball.  But you can make them any size.  

I have several containers of honey in my pantry but honey has really gone up in price. 
  I think to make these less expensive,  any kind of  maple, pancake syrup would be a perfect substitute for the honey.  I know honey is from a different source than pancake syrup, but they are the same sweetness and consistency so I’m confident it would work. 
 The maple and peanut butter would be a good flavor combination too.  

These energy balls are delicious and much more filling than a store bought granola bar.
They do take a while to roll into balls.  I sat down at the kitchen table and watched a YouTube video while I did them.  
I keep them in the fridge but they would be fine in lunchboxes for a few hours.  

Anyway,  sorry about my absence and for my shopping rant.

I’ve got a list to work on now.
Hope you all have a productive day and no shopping drama 

❤️ Rhonda 


  1. It is very frustrating when you have an agenda and the whole thing gets blown!

  2. I never shop on weekends any more. Wat tooooo many folks for me.
    The smoked meats sound tasty.

  3. I made the mistake of going into a Big Box when people were shopping for school supplies. I was exhausted when I left the store. I know better.

  4. If I shop at Walmart on the weekend, I go at 6-7 a.m. to avoid the crowd. Our local college also has the students returning, but they don't seem to be up and around at that time. Lol.
    It's nice when the guys cook on the weekends and make mealtime easier during the week, isn't it? On Saturday, Greg made poor man's burnt ends using a couple of chuck roasts. One roast was from 2020, and one was from 2021, (both were vacuum sealed, so still good). We were going to take them to a family bbq on that evening, then found out it was a lunchtime bbq, so we ended up with a pile of "ends" done at suppertime.
    Greg took some to his parents, brother, and Nick. I still have a bag for Jessica, and we're having some for supper tonight.

  5. Rhonda, hope you and the family are OK---have missed your posts the last month. I know life is busy...Semper Fi, Jane


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