So Grand

29 Jan

I ran by the new Kroger that just opened in town. Grand Opening. A new grocery store in a small town is big news! Especially one with a Starbucks ;). I am so happy to have a decent grocery store nearby. I usually drive over and hour round trip to go grocery shopping because it is important to me to shop where I can get good deals and have the selection I want.

Today I gave the new Kroger a shot. So far I like it. Kroger usually has some good deals and since I am a couponer I like good deals. They also have a large organic food selection. I just grabbed a few things today. I will have to see how I like it when I am doing a ‘big’ shopping trip.photo (22)

I do like that they have a salad bar. I heart salad bars! This one didn’t blow my mind– I am looking at you Whole Foods— but it did have a new item that I wanted to try, the edamame caviar salad.photo (23)

I went for a low point salad. Everything is zero points but the edamame and the touch of bacon bits~2 points plus.photo (18)

I thought I would show you my grocery cart. Whenever I run into people from church when I’m out grocery shopping they always look at what is in my cart–like they want to catch the preacher’s family buying something scandalous. No matter where we have served it is always the same. People are so funny. This is one of the things they don’t tell you in seminary–Once your spouse is a minister people will care what you buy at the grocery store. So I just posted my cart for the world to see. I think avocados are the raciest thing in there.
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I almost always shop with a drink in my hand. I either buy a coffee on my way in or get a soda in the store. It keeps me from wanting ‘treats’ while I am shopping because I already have a treat in my hand.

I got home from the store and started prepping tonight dinner. I pulled an old faithful recipe from Skinnytaste.

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I didn’t follow it directly but was inspired by it and adjusted for what I had on hand.photo (17)

I plan on using the pork in soft tacos with homemade guacamole and roasted sweet potatoes on the side.photo (24)Dump everything in the slow cooker and walk away. Love that!

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I brought home the salad I made at Kroger~2 points plus and added dressing~1 points plus and 1/4 cup of chicken salad~3 point plus.DSCN2297 DSCN2298

Total Points: 6 points plus

Snack:photo (15)

I had most of a Cascadian Farm granola bar (that ZB didn’t finish from lunch…)~3 points plus

My house is smelling good and I am happy to know that dinner will come together quickly tonight!

What is your favorite kitchen appliance? My slow cooker is a close second behind the coffeemaker!

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3 Responses to “So Grand”

  1. Kristin January 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    I love my crockpot…in theory. I feel like I’m lacking some really rockin’ crockpot friendly recipes. I’ll have to check out Skinnytaste!

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