Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Food Delivery and dinner

First, to answer one question, I ate all of my chocolate covered strawberries. The kids wouldn't touch any of them - not that they hesitate to eat food, they just won't eat something specifically designated for one of their parents.

Second, to answer another - I know what's wrong with cars because I listen to them. I never drive with the radio on if I'm driving less than 200 miles, and I never turn it on unless I'm alone. That doesn't mean I'm super smart or any such nonsense. It just means that I nev
er forget something once I've seen it go wrong. The kids know this, and call me for troubleshooting on the go. It also means I know what to say to the mechanics, and thus can avoid being ripped off.

My son's town car, thankfully, turned out to have only a dead fuse. I'm going to beat him with a stick for not checking this, as soon as I find a chair so I can reach him. Yes, this is the 6'5" son; he's not in any danger; don't contact the authorities. It is handy that the economy's in a slump, because one of my favored mechanics, who's way out in the boonies, had a really slow week last week. I called him to see if one of my cars could be towed by AAA to have the brakes fixed, and he indicated that they didn't have much to do, and would fix anything I needed done. Through the fleet I went, and did avoid being ripped off: 2 pairs of brakes plus a brake line, 2 exhaust systems, 1 b
attery, 1 fuel line and filter, 1 oil change and new filter necessitated by a leak around the filter, and the Town Car diagnosis; total bill $1030. Thank you, Bob the Mechanic.

I thought you'd like to see what my main refrigerators look like after a food delivery. You get all this, plus about 200 pounds of meat, 56 pounds of pasta, a couple of cases of rice, applesauce, mandarin oranges, pineapple and frozen veggies plus assorted other stuff for $888. $30 per week for milk, and I'm good for the next 6 to 7 weeks. Remember this image when you're dragging your groceries in and wearily stowing them away (although, thankfully, mine are delivered).
Last night's dinner: nothing original or exciting. Roast beef, some version of Noble Pig's lemon potatoes, good old frozen cut corn, and asparagus sauteed in butter and pepper.
A side of potato bread rounded out dinner, with Brownie Tuesdays for dessert.
Tomorrow: a recap of Thor's birthday party!

14 comments:

doggybloggy said...

including milk thats less than 200 per week..all in all that sounds economical to me...now we by no means go through that many groceries but in your case that...sounds good...I think in any case its good.

Pam said...

Look at all that food! I can't imagine using that many eggs.

Your dinner looks PERFECT. Now I am craving roast beef.

Melanie said...

My favorite is the small army of bananas on top of the fridge. Your stock looks pretty well organized- are the kids allowed to root around in the fridge?

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

WOW, now that is a grocery order :)
Dinner looked very good.

noble pig said...

I am thrilled to your fridge! it's so fun...can the pantry be next?

$1030 for all that work...wow that's cheap, good for you!

monica said...

uh - I'm almost stunned.. it's like you have your very own little grocerie store or something... I'd say you must be a pretty skilled planner! looking forward to tomorrow:o)
thanks for your feedback regarding the male dogs...

Channon said...

Wow. That roast beef looked great, but starch girl here needs to know more about those potatoes.

buffalodick said...

When I grew up in an old Catholic neighborhood, the house kiddie corner from ours ended up with 16 kids. The mom bought industrial sized canned goods, and as her husband drove truck for Kroger, everything else she could in bulk! Their kitchen looked more like a small restaurant! Great people!

Katherine Aucoin said...

That's amazing when you do the math that you can feed everyone for 6 to 7 weeks for under $900.00.

I want the potatoe bread recipe!

Pam said...

I see your ice cream attachment in the freezer! I can't believe all that food. And, the bread looks yummy, and the roast beef is cooked perfectly! I want a roast beef sandwich!

TavoLini said...

wow--I am impressed! Those are some organizational skills, definitely :)

Windsong said...

Wherever did you find a grocery store willing to deliver the food? I don't believe any of ours here in the midwest do that.

Paula said...

Holymoly! You know what I zeroed in on ... those eggs! YUM! And those bricks of cheese! YUM! Gee, for some reason now I'm craving an omelette. Love your roast beef dinner, too. You know, the $$ you spend on your grocery supply is actually very efficient. I mean, absolutely it's a lot of cash, but considering all that you got with it, you have actually spent extremely wisely. This same amount of food at the grocery store would cost loads more. I imagine you have ordering down to a science now. I am curious ... do you submit it electronically or do you phone it in? Well done, well done. Oh, one more thing. I love how organized it all is.

cidell said...

I am astounded. Astounded :)