This will prove to you that I should leave home more often! Yesterday I had to go out. Seems as though my new glasses that I got the first part of February had to be replaced. According to the eye doctor, they were a defective design and I had to start over – choose new frames and get completely new glasses. I loved the glasses I got last year and those frames were still available so I said “just make me another pair of those – same frames but with the new prescription”. I went by the sports store to look for new walking shoes but they all seem to have that meshy stuff on the sides and around there, it will be one trip down the trail and they’ll snag on a cactus or stick (or snake) and they’ll be torn so I left without getting new shoes. I was supposed to meet Vince for lunch and I thought I had timed it all so that I wouldn’t have much time between the eye doctor and meeting Vince but when I got back in the car, I realized I still had lots of time. I was trying to decide where else I might go to kill some time and then I happened to think . . I haven’t been in this car since the time change! It isn’t really 9:45 but it’s 10:45!
Then I decided to check the little sticker for my oil change. It’s been 9 months since I got the oil changed and I haven’t quite been 3,000 miles yet. Next time I’m out, I will get the oil changed! Poor car!
After meeting Vince for lunch, I ran by the grocery store. They had 93/7 ground beef on sale for $3.99 and with my senior citizen discount, I got it for $3.56/pound. I bought 6 pounds of ground beef and 3 pounds of ground pork, which was on sale for $2.69. We still have ground pork in the freezer from our youth fair pig but we use a whole lot of ground pork. I prefer ground pork burgers over beef burgers but often I’ll use half of each when we’re grilling burgers.
Without a Costco or Sam’s Club here, this is about the best price I get on this type of meat. I vacuum sealed 8 pounds of it and kept one pound out for grilled burgers tonight.
Considering I make 1/4 pound burgers, each meat patty will cost us 83¢. Soon we’ll have tomatoes, onions, and lettuce in the garden. I make our own mayo so even buying buns, which I sometimes do, these burgers will cost us less than $1 each. We’ll also have potatoes in the garden soon so we’ll have “free” french fries too. Can’t beat that, huh?
They also had spiral cut hams on sale and I got one of those.
I love finding bargains at the grocery store! I also love having easy meals. Grilled burgers tonight. Tomorrow I’ll bake the ham, bake sweat potatoes and steam asparagus (big surprise there!). That should give me lots of knitting time . . though things never seem to work out as I expect them to.