Because I said I would, I’ll let you know how things went with Plumgood. So far, I couldn’t be happier. They delivered the groceries on Saturday while we were away (must have been about 11:00 am). They came in those plastic bins that corporations use for mass document and media storage. The cold stuff had a styrofoam insert and cool packs. The frozen stuff had dry ice.
The quality of the produce was really, really good. I worried, because it’s rough letting someone else pick out your fruits and vegetables for you. The bananas were EXACLY as I would have chosen them (a little green). The potatoes were a little smaller than I thought they’d be, but I’ll adjust to that next time.
My one splurge was sausage made by their butcher. OMG, y’all – it is SO good! Lightly spiced, I was able to form it into patties and make just enough for this week’s McMuffins (I used the same egg ring that I cook the eggs with). Most store bought sausage is over-spiced, but this was perfect!
On the downside, we did miss a few things, so we ended up going to the Valley of the Shadow of Death anyway. I’m afraid I drove everyone crazy, insisting we would stick to our list. We were going to have to go anyway, because Lintilla needed shorts, Trillian needed hair clips, and Zaphod needed a hat to cover what he considers a bad haircut. Will I ever be free of the grip of WalMart?
Hopefully, my grocery-list making abilities will improve, and we can skip WM altogether.
Next week, the kids are at a week-long overnight church camp, so we’ll need to order a whole lot less food. That’ll be a nice, short break.
Oh, Trillian and I made homemade chocolate chip cookies Sunday morning. They turned out heavenly (Ghirardelli was the only ‘mainstream’ choice for chocolate chips – yum!), at less cost than a couple of packs of Oreos. The trick is adding a couple of packs of vanilla pudding mix to the dry goods of the cookie dough.