If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Monday, October 24, 2022

Back to regular homekeeping

Hello everyone 
It’s Monday and I’m hoping to have a productive week.
I made a to do list 

I checked off a few things but my husband had a morning Dr appt with his back specialist and then we got a grocery pickup.
No photo of our purchases though as I was in a hurry to put things away and it was just normal kitchen items.  
Sadly they were out of 8 things on my list- lactose free milk, hens, strawberries, clementines, and I don’t remember the other things 
And then we had a visitor.
So…….. I didn’t get as many things done today as I hoped but tomorrow is a new day. 

I put out a few fall decorations 
This wreath  is not new, according to my blog it’s been on our front door since at least 2014 and I think it’s several years older than that.

We got some much needed rain today so I’ll sweep the leaves later.  It would of been pointless today,
The pumpkins were bought at a church fundraiser by our son in law’s mother.  She takes her grandchildren there every year and since those children currently live here,  the pumpkins are on our front porch.  
The baseball shoes belong to them too ๐Ÿ™‚

I saw this instagram recipe and tried it today as we had all the ingredients on hand 
Below is a screenshot from IG 

They were very fast to mix up and they are quite tasty.  I’m sure the grands will like them.  

Hope you all have a productive week

Friday, October 21, 2022

Shopping at a military commissary and some replies

Hello everyone 

My husband needed to go the VA hospital to get his eyeglasses adjusted. 
So while we were near a military base,  we shopped at a commissary.  Commissaries are grocery stores for military.  
Commissaries used to have very low prices compared to civilian stores.   Compared to stores in my town now though,  the commissary is about the same on most prices.  
We go there because their meats are higher quality and a good bit cheaper than I can buy locally.  They also have some brands we can’t get locally and they do have some good sales and coupon matchups.  

I got the  biggest  surprise and laugh when I saw a supply chain problem there. 

The meat was not wrapped on a plastic or styrofoam meat tray but was wrapped on an assortment of disposable plates.  ๐Ÿ˜‚
I’m guessing was did not make the butchers and meat wrappers too happy as the plates are much floppier than meat trays.  

We like to buy these big boxes of meat for $43
The commissary labels them Economy Boxes and I think they are a good economy. 

Our box had 3 packs pork chops, 1 pack of 2 pork tenderloins, 
1 beef roast, 2 trays of beef cube steaks and 4 rolls of 85% ground beef. 
I added up all the price stickers on the wrapped meat and it came to just a few cents away from $43 
I don’t know how much the ground beef rolls sell for but it’s like they were free because all the wrapped meats are things we might of bought individually anyway and they cost the total of the box. 

Our very best bargain today was eggs.  Are eggs really high where you shop?  I think the last carton of 18 eggs from Walmart was $5.89.


I’ve never seen eggs in 24 count cartons and these were $3.39 a carton. 
We bought 3 as we eat lots of eggs with 7 of us living here 

Commissary shopping privileges are now available to veterans rated with any military disability and their dependents  and for reserves, in addition to retirees and active duty. 
I’m not sure how vets without ID cards get that established to shop there but I do think it is worth it, especially if your nearest commissary has a great meat department like Tinker Air Force commissary.  

A few replies 

The White Lily flour made especially nice pizza crust.  It was soft on top and crisp on the bottom. 
The chocolate chip cookies were really good too and had a nice crispness to them too. 

If I am in the Deep South and can purchase this flour, I may get a few more bags but I won’t pay crazy shipping prices to get it any other way.  

About the stuffed peaches,  I used canned peach halves.  
Drain them and turn them all cut side up.
For a 28 ounce of peach halves,  I mix about 4 ounces of softened cream cheese, a little vanilla, maybe 1/4 c finely chopped pecans and 2 or 3 T powdered sugar.  
Then fill each peach half and keep chilled until serving. 

That link is when I blogged about them a few years ago and also contains a link to YouTube video of  a homemaker preparing a very similar recipe.  

Sorry about my infrequent posts.
I am doing a good bit of cooking and cleaning with 7 in our home, but frankly, I just don’t get as much done as I used to.
I keep all the necessary things done but I don’t have the energy right now to do lots of creative or extra stuff.  

Hope you are well and happy 
❤️ Rhonda