Scoop, Scoop, Scoop
Photo-A-Day #1318

This is the rally cry of Eva’s swimming lessons. Eva can really reach out and scoop, scoop, scoop her hands and kick, kick, kick her feet. I was able to see this today at the Y when we went to a birthday party for Eva’s friends Nate and Audrey and Allison’s friend Michelle. I have to say the involvement of Allison in the local area mom’s group has been really great for both Allison and Eva. They have both made some really nice friends in our area that otherwise we probably would not have met.

We had a nice Sunday, lazy morning and then to Church, Eva was pretty good but she gets tired right at that time for Church so it makes it a bit tough to keep her entertained and also quiet for the people around us. After that I went and did the week’s shopping and somehow lost an hour of my life. I thought I was doing well but I guess I was not because I didn’t get home till 1:30 and as consequence had to pick up Happy Meals for a quick lunch before we ran off to the party. Eva did enjoy the couple of french fries and some of the McNuggets. This is certainly not a regular occurrence as Eva generally eats what we eat and we generally eat pretty well each week. In fact we now sit down and try and plan out what will be made each week and how many days it can stretch and the like. I still leave Stop and Shop wondering how 4 reusable bags can cost so much. But I did pretty well with coupons this time. I think that as we do this we will also dust off some of our cook books and take a look at what is on sale and then look in the cookbook to see what can be made with that particular item, meat, fish or chicken, etc. This should help cut down the impulse spending and the multiple trips.

We’re also going to start getting delivery from our local dairy, Munroe Dairy. We’re gonna try this for 6 months and see if planning ahead helps us keep costs down.

By The Way, I took this shot with my waterproof digital video camera the Sanyo EC1, it makes a great Christmas gift for your watersports enthusiast.

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4 Responses to “Scoop, Scoop, Scoop”

  1. Christine says:

    This is something I’ve been doing for years now; looking at the store sale flyers, and planning meals around what is on sale. Sometimes you have to not have what you want until it goes on sale. Alton Brown has a great lamb shoulder chop recipe in his book, but if I go and see the chops for $4.99 a pound, I hold off. I know that eventually they will go on sale for $2.99 a pound or less, and that’s when I make that tasty dish.

    I own well over 500 cookbooks now (I stopped counting after 500), so I can always find something to make that’s on sale. I love browsing through cookbooks, and I also love to watch TV cooking shows, which also give me great ideas.

    Christines last blog post..Oh hai!

  2. Drew says:

    Christine,
    It is a good idea to plan out the meals and the store runs. And we certainly need to look at our cookbooks more closely, we don’t have quite as many but we do have them and now with the new stove we can cook more often and know that everything will be cooked according to the proper time for the recipe.

  3. Laurie says:

    Sounds like you had a busy, but fun weekend. Eva is so darn cute!

    Lauries last blog post..Dear Santa

  4. Drew says:

    Laurie,
    It was a nice weekend with a very busy couple hours on Sunday. We had so much fun.

    Congrats are in order I’m hearing, that is awesome! I’m so excited about this. I’ll be posting something later.