I woke up yesterday with a very mild cold. I’ve been told there is a mild, short lasting cold going around our town and I hope that is what I have. My husband woke up with it today. But it truly is mild and I don’t feel great but I’m still getting things done.
My husband had a routine appointment at the VA Friday morning and I went with him. Except I mostly sat in the van and stitched. That hospital is huge and very busy and I don’t go in unless I just have to.
Then we drove over to Midwest City. My daughter needed powdered sugar and couldn’t get in in our town. She also wanted butter and I had read about a butter sale. So our first shopping stop was at Crest, a discount food seller in the OKC area. https://www.crestfoodsok.com/
I found plenty of powdered sugar and plenty of the butter that is on sale for………$1.25 a pound!
This is a big store and they had cases and cases of butter. So no, I did not buy more than I should. The cashier didn’t even blink when I told them there were 42 pounds..
My daughter makes and sells ready to bake cinnamon rolls and she usually does them for holiday weekends. She was thrilled to get so much low cost butter (so she will make more profit) and to find powdered sugar.
Have y’all heard about a sugar shortage?
Then we went to the Air Force base and shopped a little there.
I found Cora’s birthday presents at the Exchange - children’s clothes are nicely priced there and the price of these Bonnie Jean dresses is $20, which is the same price I paid years ago when I bought frilly dresses for Cora’s much older cousins, when they were little bitty girls.
Then I went to the commissary. I had a very short list and found most of them.
The best deals at the commissary are on fresh meat.
I bought 4 big packs of marked down ground beef that needed to be dealt with today and a tray of chicken breasts.
I don’t buy meat anywhere else but I think $2.23 is a really low price for 80% ground beef.
The chicken breasts were $2.09 a pound
I pot the chicken in a crock pot with water and seasonings, then cooked it until tender and shredded it.
Now the chicken is in meal size containers in the freezer, waiting to be made into chicken salad, chicken pot pie, etc.
Half of the ground beef was browned and drained very well and seasoned with diced onions
Then I froze it in 1 cup portions to make shepherds pie, goulash, etc
1 put 1 pound in 3 bags
Also made seasoned hamburger patties, quick froze them individually and then bagged them for hamburgers at home.
I saw another blogger write about investment cooking and I guess that’s what I did.
There are lots of fast home cooked meals in our future and the messy part is already done.
If you have military eligibility, I find shopping on base to be a great benefit.
And if you live in the OKC area, Crest is a great store to shop from,
Hope you all are having a good weekend and I hope you all are cold free 🤒 😷