Friday, July 10, 2009
YEAH, I said the same thing, OMG $361.54 and 4 hrs in the grocery store. Needless to say I didn't just go to get a rack of ribs, potato salad, coleslaw, and chocolate cake (LOL). For the first time in my entire life, I took a page full of items on a clipboard. Yeah, I looked like a dork ;) A guy grocery shopping with his daughter said to me "Go ahead sir, looks like you are on a mission." Which I felt like I was. I have been reviewing this list (I'm referring to the list posted on my blog "P90X Grocery List") for over a week now. There are so many items on it that I have never heard of. For example: shallots, arrowroot, arugula, soba noodles, lemongrass, to name a few. I'm thinking to myself, "What in the world am I cookin' up here Tony?" These are not my normal grocery items "I" get, much less cook. Don't get me wrong, I love cooking, but my recipe's are pretty limited. If I don't succeed with P90X, at least I can thank Tony for expanding my horizons on food and recipes :) I spent at least an hr in the produce dept. going back and forth. The meat section was the easiest. Next easiest was the dairy. I must have walked the seasoning isle at least 10 times. I walked into that store around 1230 or so (I don't wear a watch) and when I walked up to the register, it said 4:58. I couldn't believe it. Out of all places of spending 4 hrs of my time, I think I could have chosen a different place. The cashier asked me, "Did you find everything ok?" I'm thinking to myself, "lady, do you think you can fit anything else in my cart?" I was tired, hungry, and ready to go home.
You have to keep this in mind. I purchased everything that was on that list. If you review the list, there are a couple recipe's that were left out (reason's unknown). Such as, vegetable soup, pesto sauce, balsamic vinaigrette, and honey-chile sauce. As you can tell, I was unfamiliar with a lot of the items and where they were located. It will be a lot easier next time.