No more... well one more... toy!
May 10, 2011 9:23 pm
Updated: May 12, 2011 6:59 pm
Some while back I was given some coffee beans from a well known N.W. coffee co, or I'm presuming by the name... Now, it's rather difficult to brew coffee with whole beans... not that I'm an expert! Our friends Lori and Steve roast their own beans, and
carry their grinder AND coffee maker (some odd looking thing...) when the travel even! Must admit, Steve made a pretty darn good cup of java in the morning!
Thus, what I was hoping to be a really good "coupon" trip to the store, I did stop and (choke,) tossed a grinder into the cart with other goodies... I had no idea they'd become so expensive... Guess I should have shopped around a bit, but what the hey, I was
there! It WAS on sale..!
After $9 plus in coupons, my overall savings was only 26%, but then I did buy a number of items that weren't on sale, having two coupons (store + mfg) for most. At checkout, the gentleman behind me said "with all of those coupons, I was expecting you to pay
him some $$" to the cashier... Politely, but somewhat embarassed, I replied that "no, I've never done that well... YET." Don't get all in a tizz folks, after writing the blog about "extreme couponing," I most certainly am NOT going to pick up 50 of this,
or 75 of that, simply because it's a good deal, and I've COUPONS! I still say that someone who buys 50+ bags of croutons most certainly has a few issues to work thru!
Anyway, back to the grinder (guess I REALLY got off track there!) the whole bean coffee is "sleighbell" roast, packaged only during the holidays as I recall. I'm dying to try some, not only as I'm almost out of columbian, but to see if there might be some
added flavor like cinnamon or peppermint, to make it a holiday roast bean! It was, I assure you, difficult to keep from grinding some beans for tomorrow, but I have abstained!
It's also time to juice another batch of lemons, and I owe J something chocolate as a dessert or sweet... The 60th b'day kind of came and went without any hoopla, as did my 54th last March. This whole being unemployed thing is for the birds! The "gift" box
I put together after my return consisted of the card I had bought at the grocery, a bag of choc. chips, tub of choc milk mix, and a fresh jar of peanut butter! All things I would have picked up anyway, but my hoped for reaction came through... got a smile
and a chuckle! Hence, time for a choc. dessert of some kind... maybe a batch of "mmmm, brownies" from right here at AR. TRUST, they are quite decadent... just wish I'd picked up ice cream, and then douse it all in some choc. syrup.... Oh my! (where's the
insulin?) The new ads all come with tomorrow's paper! I may just have to dash out at some point!
So, folks, I am now the proud owner of my first ever coffee grinder... I was going to get two, but when I (choke) saw the price, decided one would have to do, for now, and the spices would just have to wait!
So, be well, be happy, be crazy! Till next time!