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What’s In My Basket?

January 22, 2007

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  1. Aurora's Mom permalink
    January 22, 2007 3:27 pm

    Wow Emmy! You must have HUGE fridge ;o)

    Are nuts expensive where you live? If I bought bags that size they would probably cost $10.00 each.

    Do you usually plan a menu for the week of what you’re going to make each day?

  2. January 22, 2007 4:05 pm

    Your shopping looks like my shopping!

  3. January 22, 2007 4:15 pm

    I really enjoyed peaking in on your groceries, Emmy! If I go shopping before the 25th, I will definitely participate in this blog event. I am jealous of all your fresh produce. And I’ve always wanted to try that cookie dough ice cream, but it’s not distributed in my neck of the woods. :-l

  4. January 22, 2007 4:29 pm

    Yum, yum ๐Ÿ™‚ I probably should have taken several pictures of mine instead of just one huge one! ๐Ÿ™‚ You can’t see all my yummies.

    To answer your question, I’m not sure about Hansen’s root beer. Russell is introducing me to the world of natural root beer! It’s helping me wean myself off my Diet-Dr.-Pepper-a-Day habit. So far, my favorite is Natural Brew, which we like more than Virgil’s (sorry!) ๐Ÿ™‚ We get it for 4/$2.50. We also like Blue Sky, which we can usually get for about the same price. This Hansen’s was on sale, ($0.39 a can), so Russell suggested we get it. ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re saving it for a special occaision… (like when my plates arrive!) so I’ll let you know how it is after that.

  5. January 22, 2007 8:07 pm

    Nice purchases! I wish I could get some of the Panda tofu. I love WF brand because our local is not so good.

    Do you have unripe Thai peppers? I thought they were supposed to be red. Is there a green variety? There’s so many peppers down here I’m getting confused!

    The green onions look huge, and I’m going to have to break down and get some of the dried blueberries.

  6. January 22, 2007 8:45 pm

    That produce looks fantastic! I definitely see a green theme there with the apples, pears, limes, celery, etc. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. January 23, 2007 11:42 am

    Looks like a lot of great stuff.

    Sounds like I am shopping at the wrong store; my local grocery only credits me 2 cents per re-used bag. Not that I have a Whole Foods here anyway…

  8. January 23, 2007 2:42 pm

    Yum – it looks like you’re going to be having some good meals this week. I’m rethinking posting some of my groceries on my blog…I may just fess up to how much I spend after all!

    Don’t you just love the Temptation? It really does live up to its name.

    And the 10cent bag credit is the one thing I like about Whole Foods – especially since I go there just about every day!

  9. January 23, 2007 5:06 pm

    WoW! I want your basket. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. January 24, 2007 7:50 am

    i love to see what you buy!

  11. January 24, 2007 1:39 pm

    Hi Aurora’s Mom ๐Ÿ˜€ How are you? Yeah the fridge in our rental condo is quite large. In fact, it’s ridiculous in size compared to the rest of the kitchen. The kitchen is a small galley-style kitchen and the fridge sticks way out past the counters. The door from the garage enters right into the kitchen but with the large fridge, the door doesn’t open all the way. There is a large felt pad stuck to the fridge so the doorknob doesn’t dent the fridge when you open the door from the garage. Crazy, huh?

    Nuts can be expensive but I find you have to pay a little more for good quality nuts. Depending on the nuts, they tend to range in price from $2 (peanuts) to $8 a pound (walnuts, almonds). Cashews tend to be even higher than that. I sometimes use nuts from Trader Joes which tend to be cheaper than Whole Foods but I’m not crazy about all of them.

    I do plan a weekly menu. ๐Ÿ™‚ It helps me be more organized when we go grocery shopping (Rob always goes grocery shopping with me). It also helps me figure out lunches for the week too based on foods that I know we will have leftovers from. Rob makes some meal requests too which helps with the planning. I usually try to make a mixture of tried and true recipes and a few new recipes. Do you plan your meals ahead of time too?

    Nikki, yay! I think it’s safe to say we both have great tastes in food. LOL

    Bazu, oh the cookie dough ice cream is great! If you’re ever near Chicagoland, stop over for some ๐Ÿ˜€ I always keep some sort of Chicago Soy Dairy ice creams on hand. My parents love it too! When I lived in Michigan, they would request I pick some up for them when I went to Whole Foods.

    Ruthie, I’ve never heard of Natural Brew before. I’m going to keep an eye out for it. Let me know the Hansens is. Did you get your plates yet?

    Diann, I think there are both red and green varieties. They are tasty though, whatever the color. LOL The dried blueberries are really good and I always end up snacking on them while I make granola.

    Thanks Mikaela…. yeah, it is a green theme….I can’t wait for summer produce when there will be a rainbow of colors ๐Ÿ™‚

    Judy, well 2ยข is better than nothing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kati, yeah, it’s always a bit scary thinking about how much one spends on groceries. We love that soy ice cream, except the green tea flavor. I just didn’t care for that one.

    Dori, awww thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks Johanna. Hope you’re feeling better!!!

  12. January 24, 2007 8:38 pm

    Hi, again! For tofu, have you tried Mitsuwa in Arlington Heights?

  13. January 26, 2007 7:04 am

    Wow – that’s quite a take for only $111. I love seeing what groceries everyone is buying and I’m envious at the great prices people are getting. Prices are higher in this area because we’re a captive audience (no other options). It’s still fun to see what everyone else is buying. Thanks for sharing.

  14. January 26, 2007 7:07 am

    Hi S! We just heard about Mitsuwa from one of Rob’s co-workers. I’m very anxious to try it. Thanks for link to their website. I hope I can find some good locally made tofu there ๐Ÿ™‚ We also have the Super H Mart you recommended on list our of places to go as well.

  15. Aurora's Mom permalink
    January 26, 2007 9:00 am

    I definitely try to plan meals ahead of time, and to sit down and make a shopping list. I have a few “stand-by” meals which I always try to have on hand, in case I forgot to plan something for a particular night. Monday night is usually taco/quesedillia night, Wednesay is pasta night, and on weekend we have pizza/burgers..I have two kids who tend to like to eat the same things repeatedly!

    I wish we had a Trader Joe’s near us. I don’t know if they have them in Canada tho. The only Whole Foods I know of is in Toronto, which is too far for me to go on a regular basis.

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