The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4120077
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
15-Sep-21 - 08:43 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
I had a shopping list and did some strategic shopping today (mid-no-spend month). Costco had a couple of things I needed or will need soon on sale, so good timing there. I hope there is something to that whole milk tip - when you buy milk at Costco you get a good price per carton but I had to buy 3 half-gallon cartons (shelf date into mid-November, so I think I'll be okay. I use a carton every couple of weeks.)

The big need was zyrtec (generic) for the dogs and me. The vet put them on it (cheaper than the vet Rx and works just as well). Costco had it on sale.

I didn't get everything, but I got the most essential. The rest can wait, so maybe no more shopping this month. The dogs will get their antihistamine with dinner instead of breakfast and that was the most pressing. The most embarrassing purchase was, of all things, dried parsley. Embarrassing because I used a couple of tablespoons of the jar I had in the falafel I made two weeks ago for guests; I was making it again yesterday and looked closely at the flour mix I was about to stir into the food processor and realized there were dried weevils in it. OMGosh! The new jar of dried parsley flakes is in the freezer just like I do with flour and other grains, pasta, and beans. After a while they can come out again, but just in case. I had weevils turn up in some chamomile tea one time so that always goes into the freezer when I bring it home.