DINNER ON A DIME update...
Feb. 25, 2011 9:43 am
Updated: Feb. 26, 2011 6:03 am
Mother Ann made a point when she left a comment on last night's (ok, early this morning!) post, "Pinching Pennies" that I had meant to mention right up front... I'll say I was getting tired..? Regarding grocery costs, in Phoenix today, I'm basing my
opinions on what I've become accustomed to paying, having done the household shopping for more than 20 yrs! The point is, that the cost of living varies greatly, from coast to coast - an issue I became aware of some yrs ago, whilst still spending summer vacations
in Los Angeles. Denise and I would hit her local market after my arrival, to pick up items that I like to have on hand, that she rarely used. What struck home first, was that a gallon of milk cost $1 (at least) more than here... Guess it's all what we are
"used to" paying, for certain things. 10yrs ago, I could buy rib-eye or New York steaks for $2.97 on sale, thus, $4.99 on sale today rubs me the wrong way! It's rare, these days, that I can find decent ground beef for $3/lb! Anyway, thanks MA for your comment,
and reminding me that I had omitted this point when I signed off at 12:30am!
Meanwhile, I'll keep cookin crazy, and continue saving rec's from the grocery, to assist in tracking expenses of at least our evening meal...
Oh, meant to mention also, that after my "Around the World in 80 Days" trip, just yesterday afternoon I caught a newer version of the movie, starring Pierce Brosnan (I think his name is spelled!) so of course, tuned in in progress, continuing thru the duration
- was 4hrs long, total! How fun to be reminded once again! However, I was not aware of the remake, finding that interesting too!
So, happy (crazy) cookin, all! More later, no doubt!