SUPERBOWL XLIII and the Wonders of Sam's Club
Jan. 31, 2009 6:55 pm
Updated: Feb. 3, 2009 7:13 pm
This is how much I watch football. I had to google what XLIII stood for in Roman Numerals. OK, OK, OK! Everyone laugh because of my ignorance in NFL and Roman Numerals that are that high.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, my family decided to go to my mother-in-law's house to watch the game with them because they are downright STEELERS FANS and because we do not have ANY tv stations. Yes we do have a tv but no dish, no satelite, and no antena means no tv. As you may know, we do have internet and Netflix so that's how we watch tv.
Going back to the topic, I decided to make the following appetizers:
I feel kind of silly because my husband Gary was suppose to go out with friends and watch the game. Since I thought I wasn't going to watch it, I decided to make the fruit salsa, fruit dip, chicken wings, and jalapeno poppers the week prior to just test them out for my own pleasure. I'm also glad I tried them out because I now know that they taste amazing!
- Fruit Dip II
- Spinach Dip with Water Chestnuts
- Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips
- Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings
- Best Ever Jalapeno Poppers
Anyhoot, we went to Sam's Club and Kroger's today, which explains why I am writing this blog at 9:30 PM. I love Sam's Club but I couldn't believe we spent a whopping $550.00!!! This trip has been the worst so far. Oh well, I hope it lasts long. It better last long!!! To think though, we haven't been there for over 2 months (we went to Texas for the holidays and my husband has been having to take business trips for the Army during the weekends) so I guess it really isn't that bad once you think about it.
I keep getting off topic. We have lots of reasons for storing food.
With all this food that we have around the house, we are running out of places to put them! First off, we have 1 King bed, 1 Full bed, and a crib. All of these places are packed with huge underbed containers full of food. The kitchen cabinets and fridge/freezer are usually packed with food. Our new pantry (which used to be a linen closet) is full of food. Last but not least, our deep freezer is stuffed with food.
- Preparing for the end of the world.
- Preparing for winter (which is bad where we live in West Virginia because we get stuck/isolated from the rest of the world when it snows.)
- Convenience of having almost everything you need within your household (especially when you have 2 kids to drag around and a husband who is having to go out of town for work)
- And my favorite, BECAUSE I WANT TO!
With such hard times that seem to be falling on our economy, my husband and I do not feel like we are excessive but rather like to be prepared. What are your thoughts on this? Do you store bulk food around your house? If so, where do you keep them? Excluding rotating items from oldest to newest, how do you organize your excess supplies of food?