I know a lot of people that hate going to the grocery store. They see it in the same light as doing laundry or vacuuming – just another chore. Personally, I enjoy it. (I like laundry too – I know, I’m weird. Vacuuming, however – not so much.) As long as it’s not too crowded, that is. If I have a long list, I try to go on Saturday morning. I’m usually there before 9:00, and it’s not busy yet. The tourists are either sleeping in or still at breakfast. I like looking at labels, and comparing prices, and trying to get the best deal possible.
This trip was a little expensive, but I got a lot of staples (mostly for baking) that will last for a while. Except for the flour/sugar/spices aisle, I managed to stay on the periphery of the store. I got a bottle of red wine, to begin having with dinner. I got Florida honey and Georgia onions (love those Vidalias). I got organic white and whole wheat flour, in small bags so it didn’t cost much, and I won’t have a big bag of flour sitting around forever.
The only bad news came in my quest to rid myself of high fructose corn syrup. Sherbet was on sale, and I love sherbet, but guess what it has in it? So I put it back and got 100% fruit bars instead. Unfortunately, when I got home, the 7-grain bread that I got (buy one get one free) to freeze in case of hurricane emergency also has HFCS! As the fourth ingredient! Ack! Boy, that stuff is in everything. Sigh.