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  1. #1
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    Default When I go to the grocery store for salad...

    When I stop at Wegmans to get a bag of salad, I come home with:

    BBQ shrimp rangoon sushi
    Hot dogs
    Potato hot dog buns
    A red velvet cupcake
    A bag of thumbprint cookies
    14 Russell Stover dark chocolate eggs with coconut, raspberry, or maple whip
    A Real Simple magazine that promises to organize my life
    A six pack of beer

    ...I blame PMS.
    "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

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    I can't go to the grocery store without spending at least $40. It can't be avoided, no matter how hard I try.
    People call themselves animal lovers, then let their dogs chase the squirrels. You're scaring the shit out of the squirrels, you schmuck!



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    I can't go to the grocery store for milk, eggs and butter and walk out $120 poorer, with 5 bags full and still forget at least 1 of the ONLY 3 thing I went in for! (and sometimes all 3 dammit!)

    For me it's sales stuff, stocking up stuff, second guessing stuff (do I have vanilla at home? Probably not, better get 2) and coming home to find out I have 5 vanillas at home already. (I do the same with peanut butter and worcestshire, only those 3 things, LOL)

    I don't buy cupcakes or cookies...but I buy all the ingredients to make them at home. I always have about 30 lbs of flour, 10 lbs of confectioners sugar, at least 2-3 lbs of unsalted butter, etc. Right now I'm trying to decide if I want to make a couple back-up batches of fondant.

    The hilarious part? I'm not a huge fan of sweets! If I make cupcakes, I have either 1/2 of one or only one whole one. More than that is blech for me. But I'm still a bake-a-holic. (well, a cook-a-holic too)

    I'm trying to convince the nearby Krausers convenience store to carry buttermilk. Red velvet sucks without it and the nearest grocery store is 15 miles.
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    I'll commiserate... I came home with doughnuts to go with the lovely crisp salad I bought. Guess which one is still unopened! I will be up early to get to the gym tomorrow.
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    .....appears you forgot the salad


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    In my defense, e. coli.
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    I am not capable of EVER just coming out the door with what I came for. Nutritious or otherwise. (And it always ads up to include "The canned dog food is on sale, I have a sudden craving for avocados, two-for-four on Bolthouse juice, that's like buying fruit, maybe I'll just get a rotisserie chicken instead of cooking tonight...." And I've got stuff that's not even grocery!)

    I should probably start on that bag salad, though, this reminds me....



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    You didn't even have to say PMS because you hit all the PMS food groups; meat, salt, chocolate, and booze. I swear they should just have them all in one aisle to save time. Or better yet; how about a rare, chocolate-covered, potato chip-encrusted, steak.

    Paula
    He is total garbage! Quick! Hide him on my trailer (Petstorejunkie).


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    Well... Wegman's. Who can blame you for skipping the boring old salad and getting fun things??
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    Quote Originally Posted by amastrike View Post
    Well... Wegman's. Who can blame you for skipping the boring old salad and getting fun things??
    Exactly. If you went into a regular boring grocery store, that'd be one thing but you can't go into a Wegman's without filling your cart. It's the power that is Wegman's.

    The first time Mr. Indy & I went to the Wegman's, we went in quickly to get some cheese...we came out 2 hours later. We got things we needed, things we didn't need, and things we never knew we needed but just had to have. It was amazing.


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    I'm like that everywhere. Went into thrift shop with mom, intended to look for a crib mattress sheet (my Labrador is so big, I got him a crib mattress!) and came out with two wicker baskets for the rabbits, penny loafers and a video for hubs, and 2 bathing suits. Then we went to Ralph's, and I just needed macaroni & cheese, but also found those Ocean Spray fruit gummy things, toaster strudels and waffles. And lean pockets. In my defense, I'm gone 13 hours a day right now


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    You have fallen off the wagon!

    choco, check, alcohol, check, sugar items, check, odd weird items, check.

    Welome to hormones!

    Sipping a glass of Bolla merlot I am. I love beer though, don't get me wrong. Ok, whiskey too.

    I am not drunk, if I was I would be posting drunk. Can't have that!! tisk tisk.

    Tell me about the bbq shrimp stuff, it sounds totally devine!



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    Just don't ever go into Wegman's hungry. I have a little "Shur Fine" near me, you pay a little bit more but avoid buying all those yummy extras cuz they just aren't there!



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    Quote Originally Posted by paulaedwina View Post
    how about a rare, chocolate-covered, potato chip-encrusted, steak.
    And a nice merlot.
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    Did you know that if you say the word "GULLIBLE" really softly, it sounds like "ORANGES"?


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    You went to Wegman's. I totally understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoZ View Post
    And a nice merlot.
    Indeed.

    Paula
    He is total garbage! Quick! Hide him on my trailer (Petstorejunkie).



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    I wish we had a Wegman's. We have Stauffer's, which is almost as good, but really not. Still, I have the 'regular' grocery store, Giant, where I go every week. And then Stauffer's is the 'special' grocery store that I can only visit every 2 months or so because otherwise I will go broke. If we had Wegman's I would probably need to limit myself to 2 trips per year or something!



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    Wegman's + PMS= lethal combination.

    Makes me glad mine is 30 minutes away. I would be the size of a house.



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    I've never heard of Wegmans.... Sounds like that isn't a bad thing! And Mistyblue, if you would like my address to send all the sweets you make and don't eat I'd be happy to provide it!



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    Quote Originally Posted by MistyBlue View Post
    I'm trying to convince the nearby Krausers convenience store to carry buttermilk. Red velvet sucks without it and the nearest grocery store is 15 miles.
    Buttermilk is the one thing I ALWAYS forget to buy when baking... the easiest solution is just to make your own! I add a tablespoon of white vinegar (or lemon juice, if I don't have vinegar) to a measuring cup, then fill to 1 cup with milk. I stir and then let sit on the counter for 15 minutes (or until the milk is room temp) and voila! Buttermilk. I can't taste the difference between it and store bought in my baked goods.



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