Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Grocery Deals and Weather
Today, I left the house about 4 pm, planning to return before the chickens needed to be closed up in their pen round 5 pm. I returned at 9:15, thoroughly put out for many reasons.
Another female customer in produce and I must have talked for 45 minutes as we shopped. I shared the deals in the ads that came out today. Since she lives out of the county, she does not get this bundle of grocery ads. When I suggested she look online, she said she would.
Then, I saw two more friends and we talked.
I waited 30 minutes for someone to come and help me in one department. Three different people paged someone, nothing. Finally, I gave up on that purchase.
Raspberries were $1.49 at Aldis, so I purchased six 6 ounce packages--1 to eat now, 1 to eat later, one to dehydrate and three to freeze if I don't like them dehydrated. As I left the register after paying, I decided to go look over the raspberries again. Call me silly. The raspberry bin had been refilled with boxes of raspberries. The girl working there agreed the ones just put out looked better than what I purchased/
"I will just trade these six new ones for the six I bought." Well, she got up on her little high horse, drew herself further and told me NO. She said I would have to return the purchased ones at the service desk and repurchase the newer, better raspberries. I am sure I looked at her as though she were demented. "You mean they have never left the store and I have to return them? Just because they have been paid for and bagged?" She became more adamant and bossy. So, I did as she said. I like to remain friends with the produce people.
So, I stood/sat in line for 25 minutes. Yes, I was watching the clock. The person at the service desk finally understood what I was doing. She agreed that just trading out of the bag seemed more reasonable. With the receipt anyone could see I had just purchased this. ugh! Plus, there were ten people behind me, waiting to return something.
Pineapples were $0.99 at Aldi. Strawberries were $1/qt. I have one of each now.
Dehydrated strawberries had so many little hard seeds that I swore never to dehydrate strawberries again. What am I doing wrong? How do I de-seed strawberries?
The high today was 75 degrees F. At 4 pm it was still 74 Degrees F. By 8 pm it was 44 F with a strong wind that whipped my hair about. I had not worn socks, only thin pants, a scooped neck t-shirt with no sweater or bra. Yes, a bra keeps off some of the chill.
When I was ready to leave, I asked over the course of 30 minutes for someone to help me get my groceries in the car.
I spent the next hour dealing with the car problems. I am too tired to relate those tonight. And, my feet are cold.
How can I dehydrate strawberries without having those seeds that turn to stone? The strawberry shrinks, so the outside of the strawberry is solid seed.
Here in N AL we will have ice covering everything. Are you ready? Staying home?