Ok, so this post should be called a peek at my conveyor belt because by the time I got to checkout yesterday, my brain was fried after fighting my way through the swarm of people. I practically had to Jello wrestle for the last bag of celery. I wish I was kidding. It was tough going at Market Basket yesterday.
The thing about Thanksgiving dinner shopping is that if you want the produce to be fresh, you sort of have to shop at the last minute. Brown speckled green beans just won’t do.
Not to mention the two a day turkey limit. I’m still working that deal and cramming those birds anywhere I can. My kids may never eat turkey again after this year.
And while we are on the subject of turkeys, have you every bought a “fresh” turkey? Holy Big Bird are they expensive! $2.49 lb while their frozen cousin is only .59 lb. What’s up with that?
I needed to buy a fresh turkey because I brine my Thanksgiving turkey, but that darn bird cost me $40.00 while the same weight in frozen was $10.00 each! Oh, and my “fresh” bird was frozen. I don’t get it. Someone with turkey knowledge can enlighten me in the comments section.
Besides turkey, I picked up green beans, oranges for my cranberry sauce, marshmallows for the sweet potato casserole and some other odds and ends to round out our meal.
I also grabbed a big ole bag of chocolate chips for my chocolate chip cheesecake because I ran out of cheap candy bars. I have to endeavor to not let that happen again. Chocolate chips are really expensive.
Oh, and I ran out of k-cups too. My goal for the new year is to wean myself off of those silly things. Seriously, I have to drag out my neglected Mr. Coffee and kiss and make up for deserting him.
Those k-cups are ridiculously expensive and I miss my five cent cups of Maxwell House coffee. But first I have to dig him out of the basement and give him a vinegar bath and that will take time which I don’t have right now. So, for today I’ll have to drink the over priced k-cups. Craziness. How did I get so lazy?
So that’s my cart this week. No major deals or fun coupon finds. Just the necessities for the holiday.
How about you? Are you cooking the holiday meal or did you luck out and get invited to someone’s house? I’m cooking the whole shebang which is how I like it. I’m sort of a turkey control freak.
Have a very happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a delicious holiday while surrounded by those you love.