Monday, February 28, 2011

Tax Return Grocery Shopping

Well. We got our tax return. We always get a very large tax return so I knew that when it did come that I wanted to go grocery shopping and FILL my storage area.

And I did.

Sorry for the bad pictures. The sun would not cooperate!

This is my trip to Walmart. I spent about $500 and I am so happy!
I also went to Sam's Club and spent about $200.

I planned this trip very well. I had a huge shopping list put together by isle. I had so much stuff that I had to take two trips into the store. I went through half the store and filled the cart to brimming, payed and filled the van. Then I went right back in and filled the cart again with the other half of the store.

I had planned in advance and taken one of the seats outs of the van. Good thing I did!

Not only did I get pantry items but I also got bath and freezer items. I have a small cube freezer in my garage and it is full of frozen meats and veggies.

I redid my entire storage area. It is in a strange sort of place. Under the stairs in the
Yes, the bathroom. You have to walk through the bathroom and open a door to under the stairs.
I has a built in shelf and I added a plastic shelf as well.
As I stood there SEVERAL hours later to admire my work, I was thinking how cool I was, and then it hit me.
I am not proud of myself, I am blessed.
Our Heavenly Father has given us this wonderful blessing.
I know that I can now feed my family for at least 6 months with very little trips to the store.
I am so blessed. I actually started to cry a bit.
I know my Heavenly Father has blessed my family and I am so grateful for this blessing.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Whirley Pop and My Absence

Hi! Remember me? Chelsea, the blogger.
You don't?! Well, I really don't blame you.
I have been absent for a whole month!
What happened?
I have just been lazy, bummed, depressed. The list goes on and on.
There really was no reason. It just happened.
But I am back!
And I am going to start off easy. Simple goals. Only a few posts a week, nothing crazy.
Do you remember how much I love popcorn? Kettle corn to be exact. I did a post showing how to make your own Kettle Corn. So yummy.
Then I saw this little thing on Martha Stewart.
The Whirley Pop.
I ran to Bed Bath and beyond and snatched it up, $20.
I first made a batch of plain old popcorn.
I used my generic WalMart brand pop corn.
It came out perfect! Not a single unpopped kernel!

Then I made a batch of my Kettle Corn. And it came out perfect as well! Normally I have at least a dozen unpopped kernels stuck to the popped ones. In the Whirley Pop I only had 3 or 4. Amazing! I no longer have to worry that I am going to crack my teeth in half.
You really should give it a try. The kids love it and are able to help spin the handle. i makes popcorn a family event and the possibilities are endless!