I am a grocery cart creeper.
To be clear, I don’t have any strange or warped intentions like a traditional creeper. Also, I’m not really interested in the actual cart or giant metal basket. The real curiosity for me is what lies within your shopping vehicle on wheels. I love to see what you are buying and subsequently eating. He’s a typical internal grocery store monologue for me; par for the course on a Saturday afternoon.
“Ooh, he’s got pomegranates. I wonder how he’s going to prepare those. Does he cook? He’s the one shopping, so maybe he’s the chef too. Should I ask about his pomegranates? No, I better not. He might think I’m hitting on him and truly I just want to know his intentions for those pomegranates.”
When I’m shopping, I take casual glances into other people’s carts. Since I’m usually pretty busy making my own selections, from my very detailed list of course, these glances are really nonchalant in nature. When I get to the checkout lines though, it’s a whole different story. Then I start taking inventory of every single thing in your cart, paying special attention to how it’s stacked. Us self-diagnosed OCD folks are big on the arranging part of things. If you have a gallon of milk on top of a box of crackers, I will shudder internally and move on; at least I hope it’s internal otherwise people might think I’m seriously ill and possible contagious and I can assure that’s simply not the case. I’m just weird.
So, yes I am a grocery cart creeper. I’ve got to assume, since the majority of my readers, at least the ones who comment, are food bloggers, we share a similar fascination with what’s in people’s carts. Today, I am going to satisfy that urge and scratch that itch (again, I’m not sick or contagious) by listing what went into my cart this past weekend. It’s a Week In Review of a different color.
In the interest of full disclosure, I saw Sam at Better With Sprinkles posting the aftermath of her weekly shopping trips not too long ago and immediately I knew I needed to do a Week In Review post on the same. I’ve been waiting though and biding my time because outside of my weekly CSA pickup, I don’t normally get much at my regular grocery store anymore, other than a bunch of bananas or some pre-made lunches.
So I’ve been holding out for a big Costco trip before I shared the goods with you. God bless the in-laws and their magical membership. This weekend was that trip. Go big or go home right?
Let’s get listing:
- 20 lbs. of Whole Wheat Flour,
- 15 lbs. of Potatoes,
- 6 lbs. of Canned Tomatoes (in one can, no less),
- 5 lbs. of Oats
- 2 lbs. of Organic Butter
- 2 lbs. of Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- 1 1/2 Gallons of Almond Milk, and at least
- 5 boxes of Breton crackers (there was a sale on crackers and I succumbed).
I might have grabbed some fruit, broccoli in bulk, nuts (always the nuts) and a necessary bottle or two of white wine. There was also some Garlic Powder and Paprika in the mix, more Energy Bars and the largest bag of Bread Crumbs I’ve ever seen, all of which is in the photos above.
The only thing missing from the pictures was a ginormous bag of Kettle Cooked Sea Salt Potato Chips. It didn’t make it simply because the Hubby was eating out of the bag when the photo shoot went down. Have you ever tried to take a bag of potato chips from a man who doesn’t really get them often? Yeah, not a good idea.
Outside of fresh produce, this recent Costco trip should last me many months. The only thing I’ll need to replenish on a weekly basis is my bananas (obviously) and my veggies, although my weekly CSA share has got those covered because I just I signed up for the Winter CSA Share. Excuse me while I happy dance for a moment, jazz hands and all.
In the meantime, here’s last Thursday’s haul and my last full week of produce from the Spring/Summer season. Forget the Benjamin’s baby, it’s all about the greens, which is kind of the same thing. Hmm.
- Red Russian Kale
- Green Leaf Lettuce
- Sweet Potatoes
- Acorn Squash
- Egg Plant
- Hot Peppers
- Bok Choy
- Green Apples (not pictured).
In case there was any concern, I am the main chef at home, and I’ve got serious intentions for these greens.
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How often do you go grocery shopping? What’s in your cart on a regular basis? What’s your favorite thing from mine? Or your least favorite?