Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Grocery Shopping with Katie

Yesterday wasn’t a good day eating or personally. I was feeling a little sorry for myself (due to the lack of job) and ended up with carb overload. After reading a post by Caitlin discussing the power of positive thinking I decided to give it a try while heading for bed. Just before falling asleep I thought over and over again: tomorrow is going to be a good day, tomorrow is going to be a good day. I woke up this morning and guess what? It worked! Today was awesome.

Breakfast was an egg white omelette topped with mozza and a cinnamon bun that I purchased at a local bakery in my carb induced state yesterday.

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Even Charlie got in on the action.

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Awesomely delicious!

After breakfast spend some time catching up on some of my favourite blogs then I headed out to the grocery store to pick up some things for the week.

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I’ve decided to do a break down of my purchases so you can see how I spend some of my grocery money. See below for a more detailed list.

While grocery shopping I pick up Starbucks.

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Grande, non-fat, no whip pumpkin spice latte.

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I’ve heard complains that people find this just a little two sweet. I think its the whip. If you get it without whip it makes it much better.

After I got home from grocery shopping I was hungry and ready for lunch. I decided to take some Hearty Vegetable Soup out of the freezer. I threw it in the microwave for a minute or so just to soften it up enough to get in a pot then reheated in on the stove.

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Just as good as I remembered it.

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If not better.

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So thick and chunky.

I paired it with a couple of slices of local home made bread from the same bakery.

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After lunch I decided to apply for a job. Not just any job, not even a teaching job but I job that I would love that is in the non-profit sector. I’m not really sure if I even qualified but I spend a good couple of hours re-working my resume and writing a cover letter (its been a while since I’ve written an non-teacher resume and cover letter) and then I hit send - ‘Your message has been sent’ – ACK. I did it! There’s actually a couple of other non-teaching jobs that I’ve been looking into that I might apply for tomorrow. Not going to say anymore then that right now but I’ll definitely let you all know if I hear something.

Grocery Shopping with Katie

I decided to do something different with today’s post. I took a picture of everything I bought at the store today and I thought I’d share just a little of what grocery shopping with me would look like.


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I’m actually not doing to bad in this department at home. We had my step-brother, his wife and my niece and nephew over for dinner on Sunday night so I picked up tons of produce to make a huge salad so we still have a some left over.

Today I picked up: bananas (time for green smoothies again), two large red peppers to stuff tomorrow night for dinner, brussel sprouts, a zucchini and some parsnips for some roasted veggies.

Breads, Seeds, Etc…

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Quinoa (never tried it but going to use it to stuff the peppers tomorrow night), Scottish Oats (everyone in the blog world loves this so it’s about time I give it a try), pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and sliced almonds – I’m planning on making my own granola, plus they are great on salads.

Fridge Items

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Orange juice (the hubby cannot eat breakfast without it), frozen spinach, and shrimp for dinner tonight.

Speciality Items

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Vanilla Extract (I’ve been meaning to get some since we moved here), white kidney beans (for dinner tomorrow evening), pumpkin and pumpkin spice (pumpkin oats and pumpkin spice scones – here I come).

All in all, I purchased all these items for about 50 dollars. No too bad.

Time for dinner (I’ll share with everyone tomorrow) and I hope you enjoyed a journey into my grocery bag.

Question of the Day: What’s in your grocery bad?

~ Katie :)