Every now and then I need to go to the grocery store and get the stuff that makes up dinner. And just about every time I go I ask the dreaded question to my husband, "What do you want for dinner?" And I get the same answer, "I don't know, what ever". Like that helps me at all! Threw trial and error I have come to find out what he likes and doesn't like. As stated before, I am not the word's greatest cook and really I don't aspire to be either. As long as it feeds us and every one likes it I am happy. And sometimes I just don't care if they like it, as long as it they eat it so they don't complain about being hungry later.
Tonight I had to do some shopping. BLA. I have said before that I hate shopping but that mostly is directed at clothes shopping but you can include that in grocery shopping too. Most times I like to have a list but tonight I was going on the fly, feeling rich still with our tax refund in the bank. I usually do our weekly shopping at a store called Aldi. It is super cheap and I spend about half there then I would at the other chain stores. The only down fall to Aldi is not such a big selection in meat and no name brands (unless they have a special buy in). Name brand does not mean a thing to me but sometimes it is nice. The only name brand that I am 100% loyal to is Pepsi and I was out of my Diet Pepsi so I went to the chain store Shop N Save.
I took Josh's cell with me so I could call him from the store when I did run into a dinner idea. The last few times shopping he did not care for what I had brought home. I didn't want another "yuck" answer from him. I came to the sales on meat and called him up asking if pork chops sounded good to him. He said yes and to stock up since the price was so good. I asked what did he want to go with it. He insisted on Shake N Bake and Stove Top Stuffing. MMM that did sound good to me also. I got enough meat for 3 other dinners and also some stakes for a two dinners remembering the bare deep freezer his mom bought us almost a year ago.
I normally try and be in and out of the store. Cheaper that way for us. I know every inch of Aldi and can navigate it fast if I have my list handy. But tonight I was in the big store, or as I think of it the Big Dog. Still I can find the basics pretty easily at the Big Dog Store but dang it, Shake N Bake was hiding from me. Common cense tells me it should be with the box dinners or the stuffing. I must of been up and down those isle 15 times. It was becoming a scavenger hunt and I was determined to win. I called Josh up on the cell, cringing because I hate ppl who use cell phones at the store. He told me to just ask an employee where it was. But nooo I didn't want to do that, that would mean defeat to ask for help. Plus I do not like to interact with the "help" makes me feel stupid. LOL After what felt like hours in the brightly light store with the muzak music playing and passing the same shoppers in each isle I wanted out and to get back to my home. I was getting things that was not even on my mental list but knew we would need. By that time that included a nice bottle of wine. I broke down and started a search for an employee. I found one in the dairy section stocking cheese. "Excuse me, could you tell me where to find Shake N Bake or Bread Crumbs?" Her answer with a bit of a confused look on her face, "Last time I looked it was in isle 9." Thanks I said and directed my cart to isle 9. Now, I have been down this isle before on my search, about 3 times. It is the baking goods isle. The cakes and the sugar and stuff I want to not focuse on since I didn't want to be tempted to buy sweets. I was doubting the directions given to me. Surely I would of seen Shake N Bake there on my previous trips down that isle. SOB! It was down there! It was on the other side of what I was looking at, opposite the cakes lol.
Moral of the story? NOPE there is none.. just that Shake N Bake is by the baking goods. And Josh loved dinner and I am having a nice buzz from the wine.