So, I thought instead I would completely bore the hell out of you. Well, I can kinda make it fit the theme, as it has to do with my heart. My heart's health, actually.
I took a little trip to Sam's Club this afternoon, with a very short list in mind. Basically, my list was "produce, cream, lunchmeat." Easy peasy, right?
Well, somehow, I managed to fill a cart, as always! But, I DID stick to my list.
I love the prepackaged lunchmeat at Sam's. I believe the brand is Castlewood. There are always containers of it in our fridge. It's really convenient for us, now that we're all on a no/low carb kick. I always get angus roast beef, as that's Stud's favorite. I also always get angus corned beef, as it's Monkey's favorite. As a matter of fact, here's a cute picture of her from last week, stuffing it in her face with both hands!!
Anyway, back to our lunchmeat. (Hey, I WARNED you this was a boring post!) I usually get some black forest ham, cuz that's what Magnum and I like. Then I usually get one more container, whatever looks good that day. Well today, it was oven-roasted turkey AND buffalo chicken. Oh, YUM! I tried the buffalo chicken about 6 months ago, when it first came out. It was some kind of seasonal special or something. At the time, I also bought giant burrito-sized tortillas, and then made wraps with the chicken. I put down lettuce and tomato, then the chicken, which I then smothered in Frank's hot sauce. I then added some crumbled bleu cheese, and rolled the whole thing up. OMG, my mouth is watering just thinking about that!!
I've been DYING for that chicken ever since, but they never had it again. Well, that is until about 2 weeks ago. The package says "specialty flavor," so I hope that doesn't mean it'll be going away again. Now, instead of using tortillas, I've been making lettuce wraps, and man, they're just as awesome. It's my favorite lunch lately.
Ok, what else was on that list? Oh, yeah, cream. I actually remembered the half&half for my coffee, as well as a gallon of milk. I also grabbed a log of goat cheese, some fresh mozzarella and some baby swiss. That just leaves the produce. Here's where I went a little overboard. Take a peek.
These are the two kinds of grape tomatoes we like around here. Last Saturday, I bought one of each, and by Wednesday, they were gone. Stud likes to eat them like candy, which is fine by me! I got an extra package this week, which naturally means he won't eat ANY, and I'll be throwing them away by next weekend.
All three of us have become a bit obsessed with Cuties. I always buy them at Sam's, but some weeks we run out before I can get back there, so we also pick them up at Aldi. This week, I bought two bags. Again, that probably means I'll be throwing some out. >:(
Something else I always make sure to have in the house for my Monkey is (duh!) bananas. Yeah, Stud and Magnum like 'em, too, but I make sure they're here for her. Don't tell them that.
Take a look at my VERY overcrowded island, where all these things are kept. I should take another picture in about 3 days, so you can see what a dent Stud puts in this spread.
Sam's sells these chopped salad "kits" that Magnum just adores.
The other kit is a garden vegetable salad. It has broccoli, cauliflower, red cabbage, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, carrots & crumbled bacon, with a slaw dressing. I freakin' LOVE this one!!
Another thing I always get is big pack of mixed spring greens. Magnum basically lives on salad, so this goes pretty quickly. It's too big of a pack to get two, though, so I usually have to make an Aldi run by the end of the week. I also grabbed a bag of mini cukes for Stud.
Another standard weekly purchase is strawberries. I took a gamble on these, too, this week and picked up two packs. These will NOT get thrown out, I guarantee. Magnum loves strawberries, even more than I do, and we usually bring a bowl of them into the bedroom when we're ready to relax and settle in for the night. The red grapes next to them are also a weekly purchase. They're a bit expensive, though, so I stuck to one box for the week. Between Stud and me, we can eat the whole box in one sitting. We're gluttons.
And there you go! If you're still here, you really are a glutton for punishment. Speaking of gluttons, I think I'm ready to go wash some grapes and strawberries, and retire to my warm and cozy bed.
Night, night, my bloggy buddies!!