grocery game monthly challenge

Would you go back if you forgot your groceries? : The Grocery game challenge June 2-8, 2014

IS IT WORTH THE TRIP BACK?   Finding out your forgot groceries at the grocery store can be a big pain but it’s also money out of your grocery budget. Whether you decide to make the trip back to the grocery store if you forgot groceries you paid for depends on a couple of factors. I know we have in the past forgotten something at the cash register because we weren’t paying attention or the cashier didn’t send it down the chute or conveyor. (That’s what I call it). Sometimes items get stuck and if you or the cashier aren’t paying attention a product or many  products might get missed going in your shopping bag. Luckily we were in the parking lot when we noticed some of our groceries were missing. Now we seem to go through the self-checkout which makes it a bit more difficult to forget anything because it all has to go on the weigh scale once scanned. You are in charge of your groceries. Depending on what time of the day you shop it can be chaos at the grocery store so things are moving quickly and if you aren’t alert you can miss groceries you […]

Rhubarb blueberry sauce on protein pancakes

EASY RHUBARB DESSERTS   Creating new recipes for rhubarb to use up what we have in our backyard and in our freezer is our plan this summer. We have been freezing the rhubarb for the past two summers and using it sparingly as we aren’t sure what to make. Sometimes when I’m in the kitchen I feel like I’m on an episode of “Chopped” on the Food Network and have ingredients on the counter and need to come up with something delicious to make and fast.   Growing rhubarb   If there’s one thing I’ve come to understand is that learning how to grow rhubarb is probably as simple as growing spring onions. It’s seems pretty hard to kill a rhubarb plant as our plant just keeps on giving. I didn’t know this but rhubarb is considered a vegetable but counted as a fruit after a court ruling in New York for the purpose of regulations and duties. I call it a fruit and I’m sticking to it. Oh, and it’s also good for constipation as it has laxative qualities. One of our friends asked us last week if we were interested in any rhubarb because she planted a few […]

Grandma baby shower another gift for your budget: The Saturday weekend review #74

SAVE THE DATE …   For those of you who can’t enough of gift giving the new trend of having a grandma baby shower is coming out in full-force so start your party engines. The arrival of a new baby isn’t just about the mother now it’s about the grandma as well. Another baby shower invitation is in the mail but this time it’s not what you think. As if our budgets weren’t spread thin enough another celebration can be added to the list, grandma baby shower. Yes, you read that right and no it’s not for grandmas having babies it’s for grandparents whose children are having babies. Stop rubbing your eyes and feeling confused, it’s for real. Yes, this means you might have to dish out twice, once for a baby shower and then a grandma baby shower. That is provided you are invited to both. I just love when I read about new trends that I can’t wait to share my thoughts on like this one. It does seem a bit overboard to me but for many it’s the new way of celebrating the arrival of a baby in the family. I read that Pinterest was the place […]

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