Who Loves Grocery Shopping?

A while back I was in Kansas City with some time to kill between appointments.  There were several things I wouldn’t mind having from the mall — a new pair of navy shoes, a couple of summer shirts, who knows what else might have tempted me.  There was a day when I couldn’t spend enough time in the mall.  Honestly, I walked into Macy’s and immediately though . . I’m out of my comfort zone and I have to get out of here! I walked around in the shoe department, made my way to the kitchen area, and left . . without buying anything.  I went to Whole Foods and immediately thought . . I wish I lived in this store! Don’t tell anyone I said this but I’d rather spend time in a great grocery store than in a quilt shop.  Maybe that’s because I can mail order what I need from quilt shops and though I can mail order from grocers, I’d rather be there and see the actual merchandise.  Or, maybe it’s because when the Discover Card arrives, a purchase from Whole Foods is just fine; a purchase from a quilt shop and I run and hide!  Not really but I do hear a bit of grumbling about some of my purchases.

Anyway, this is some of what came home with me from Whole Foods:


Left to right:  Red Quinoa, Raspberry Granola, Brown Rice, Steel Cut Oats, Yellow Grits and Golden Rose Rice.

Good stuff! 🙂



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    Happy 4th, Judy!!!
    Golden Rose rice-how is it different than brown rice? Is it long grain?
    We don’t have Whole Foods around here and there aren’t any natural grocery stores, only the big chains.
    We’re 3 hours from Lancaster County, PA so that’s not an option either.
    Plus, have you ever noticed that good food costs a whole lot more than junk food? And the gov’t wonders why the obesity problem is so bad in our country.
    Sorry, I’ll stop now. Enjoy some peach pie for me.

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    I am so happy that I live less than 10 miles from a Whole Foods now. They have all of the weird foods I have to eat because of my allergies.

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    When the twins were babies, grocery shopping was my “out”… now its my least favorite job.



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    I have never been in our Macy’s store. We have a Whole Foods in town and I’ve never been there either. I need to go check it out.
    Are these things sold in bulk?

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    carol craven says

    I have never been in a Macy’s store, or any department store in so many years, Wal something has been the thing to use around here, but lately I wanna go to Whole FOods and seeing your display makes it so appealing, that is real pretty! and I need some jars like that too-as soon as it gets
    cool say late Sept. I am hitting yard sales again! Wow, the dog is so lucky to get eggs! My cat knocks his bowl around too, and the water bowl oh man-is he spoiled or what, with it hot outside he HAS to have ice in his too.

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    Ok so what is the secret about Steel Cut Oatmeal. I made some and it was so bland tasting. What am I doing wrong?


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    I spend more time grocery shopping than anything else! When daughter was little, I would go at night when DH could babysit, and I could take my list and shop in peace. I’m more a “looker” than a shopper, I hate the mall. Shoe shopping, maybe! Quilt fabric, definitely! But groceries are a necessity! But you’ve already realized when Chad’s out of the house, less cooking! So every year it seems I can less and less. Whole pork loins are cut into small packages. Sigh I kinda MISS cooking, and sometimes just invite the relatives over to have an excuse to cook!

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    I’m going to have to look for red quinoa….
    (I “never” go to the bulk section of whole foods…)