Settling in back from our trip. Had to restock some food. First trip: Central Meats. I was hoping they had rennet… am I on a mission, or what? They have lots of seasonings and preserving products, but no rennet. Bummer. But they did have a small pack of salt-packed sausage casings ($6.14 including tax). Now
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I’m really getting frustrated. I’ve been to countless stores (okay, I guess I *could* count them) and I can’t find rennet anywhere. Dang if The Original White House Cookbook 1887 Edition that I got at a garage sale for a buck doesn’t have a whole section on making cheese (as well as lots of other
Ah… the trip home. I knew I wasn’t gonna get off scott free! We made a pit stop on the way to the freeway and picked up snacks: over-priced chips, donuts and ice (we still had soft drinks left over from my previous shopping trip and the ones in the van we brought for the
Another day of mooching off the in-laws. (It’s 600 miles away, so it’s not like we could go home for meals.) After a very late breakfast we all (excluding Andy) trekked out to do a bit of shopping at Walmart. I did actually spent about a buck and a half (receipt is around somewhere) on
Zippo spent today. Still enjoying the generosity of my in-laws as their house guests. We went to some antique stores and a thrift store, but I didn’t buy anything until we got to the gift shop/nursery. I found a Calathea. I’d looked locally and couldn’t find one. It’s a gorgeous house plant with great big
After much running around and celebrating the patriarch of the family we took a day off to rest and hang out. My sister in-law and I did drive around and found some thrift stores (I got 2 pairs of jeans for my youngest son and one pair for his older brother). Plus we stopped for
Once again, no expenditures for the day. We were at a party hosted by my father in-law’s sister. Yum! Grilled burgers, dogs, lots of side dishes, fresh fruit and desserts. AND some fabulous beer from the Great Lakes Brewing Co. I don’t think I’ve ever had such great tasting beer EVER. Lots of flavor. Very
I knew tonight was going to kill our budget… it was my father in-law’s 75th birthday, which was the reason for our trip to Ohio. His brother and his wife flew out from California and his sister flew in from Texas to help celebrate — so we went out for dinner… and we picked up
Another day of no spending, and since we were at my in-laws, all meals were provided. The dinner was fabulous — a bounty of wall-eye fish that my father in-law caught in Lake Erie and had in the freezer. Powered by ScribeFire.
As we were on the road this day, I didn’t do any shopping. However, we did stop for fast food and spent about $17 on dinner for three at a fast food restaurant. All other snacks and beverages were just what we packed in our ice chest. Powered by ScribeFire.