Our Grocery Run, Interesting To Say The Least

We went out to get a week’s worth of groceries, it’s been years since the last time we actually shopped for a whole week. Given the way I normally cook running to the store has been what I did just about everyday. Times have changed and for awhile that would just be a very dumb thing to continue doing. I think we got everything thing I will need to cook for 7 days but if not I just throw things together with what we have.

When I was walking to the store from where I parked I noticed a woman walking to her car with 2 packages of toilet paper. When she opened her trunk there were about 10 packages already in it. I bit my tongue because I just wanted to tell how big an idiot she is. She followed me back into the store, I presume to get more toilet paper. It amazes me how some people throw common sense out the window and panic over toilet paper. Guess what we aren’t going to run out of toilet paper. Think back 60-70 years, outhouses had a Sears catalogue and it wasn’t for reading. It totally amazes me the amount of panic hoarding that is going on.

On the brighter side I was looking for dried yellow split peas for French Canadian pea soup, no luck with that. In the European section I did find something I haven’t seen for about 30 years, so at least one good thing came out of not finding the peas. This week I am going to make a soup that was my favourite with ham stock. It will be fun going down that memory lane. When things get back to normal I will have to look a little closer at what’s in that section. So tonight I get back to cooking with some fresh products.

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13 Responses to Our Grocery Run, Interesting To Say The Least

  1. A_Boleyn says:

    Yeah, that toilet paper hoarding gets me too.

    I miss a nice smoked picnic shoulder ham. They used to be on sale regularly (99c a pound) but I haven’t seen them AT ALL in over a year or more. Don’t know what happened to their supplier(s).

    • Seen some today at Freshco but they were 2.99 a pound.

      • A_Boleyn says:

        Thank you for the info. I haven’t been to Freshco in a while. It’s in the same plaza where I get my hair cut and across the street from one of the schools I often teach at so I often stop in when I’m in the neighbourhood, especially after checking for sales. I’ll have to look at the flyer more often. 🙂

  2. Sheree says:

    Fortunately the French don’t appear to indulge in hoarding and I was able to buy everything I wanted, including toilet paper.

  3. cupcakecache says:

    They have always been light shoppers and very prudent with monies.

  4. Oh, don’t get me started about the shoppers in my area. I have discovered that Americans have a strange fixation with toiletries. I, for one, am more concerned with what I consume, rather than what I exude. Some people have been wise and frugal but others are lost in a state of panic. It has been an interesting ride, so far. Keep on cookin’ Graham…we’ll see what comes next.

    • LOL! Your probably not going to like this but it’s goes both ways. Americans make fun of Canadians all the time, it happens that the Canadians do the same with America. It’s been called the land of silly and sue capital of the world for years. See Canadians aren’t polite all the time but we do say thank you to the instant teller. It’s just as goofy here as it is there. Somethings bring out the good in people and in others it brings out the worst.

    • LOL! Here’s how bad Canadians are, this evening made me laugh. Watched a movie last night “ Mr. Hockey The Gordie Howe Story”. I know you’re not a hockey fan. Gordie Howe is the best hockey player to ever play. Forget Gretzky, Howe was better. But he was also the meanest dirtiest player to ever play the game. His nickname was elbows because he broke a lot of noses with them. A goal an assist and a fight in a game is a Gordie Howe hat trick even in today’s hockey. Good Canadian farmer boy who never played a professional game for a Canadian team. Even playing at 49 no one wanted to fight with him, but he wasn’t a goon he also was a great goal scorer. He was just an all around bad ass.

      • Oh, I know Gordie Howe. My dad lives near Philly and I was raised to appreciate hockey. I used to refer to hockey as “boxing on ice” but players like Gordie found a way to mix brutality and finesse!

      • Thought it might be a Houston Tx. Thing given when he played with the Houston Eroses the started calling it Howeston. You didn’t answer if you watched curse of oak island?

      • Howeston…I haven’t heard that in years, but when I did it was from someone from the east coast. As for Curse of Oak Island, no. I really don’t watch much TV. But, I’ll keep it in mind. Thanks for the suggestion.

      • I had forgot they had started calling it that until I watched the movie. Google Oak Island Mahone Bay Nova Scotia. I think you will find it interesting and it should give you something to research since you’re trapped at home. Just a little something to ease the boredom.

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