Sunday, January 24, 2010

No wonder I can't afford ......whatever it is ......




WE paid WHAT for that?










(shown is British pounds .. then the US dollar amount paid)


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9 pack of Toilet paper: 5.25………………..8.49

10 pack diet coke:3.72……………………..6.02

Beef roasting joint: 8.02……………………12.97

Whipped cream: 1.62……………………….2.65

Schweppes rusian water .99…………………1.60

Little can slice olives: .84…………………….1.36

Cream x 3 ………1.98……………………...3.21

Little can refried beans x 2 : 1.30 …………..2.10

Plastic bag: .10…………………………….16

4 disposable razors: 3.66…………………..5.92

Powdered sugar: .58…………………………94

Stick butter: 1.17………………………….1.89

Fifth of Smirnoff : 18.98…………………..30.70

Artificial sweetener : 3.00……………………4.85

HALF pound bacon: 2.09…………………3.38

Eye glass repair kit; 1.99…………………..3.22

Cheese sliced: 1.25……………………….2.02

Rosemary chicken breast: 3.99……………6.45

Rosemary chicken breast: 3.99…………….6.45

Cottage cheese: .95……………………….1.54

Box Band-Aids: 1.22………………………..1.97

2 litre sprite: 1.00………………………….1.62

Wart gel: 3.58……………………………..5.79

Ricotta tv dinner: 1.99………………………3.22

4 apples: 1.17……………………………..1.89

Bag pasta: .84………………………………1.36

Bag pasta >84………………………………1.36

Frozen broccoli: 1.22……………………….1.97

Fresh blueberries x 2 : 4.98…………………..9.96

Salami: 1.43…………………………….2.31

Pound coffee; 3.19…………………………………5.16

Shredded jack cheese x 2 : 2.56 ……………………4.14

Potato chips: 2.44……………………. 3.95








Total in £90.61………………



………….total in Us $ 146.58







Note to selves : only generic Vodka from now on!

and commece living on sugar sandwiches.


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This afternoon I think to myself .....


" hmmm, it's 2:00 ,I better put that roast in the oven."



I look in the fridge . No roast .



" WTH? did I actidently freeze it? "



I search the freezer. No roast.





"oh NO! don't tell me I'm so senile that I put it in the cabinet." (this wouldn't exactly come as a shock)




Search the cabinets, the oven and the microwave. No roast.





"Oh Hubby! Have you seen that 13 dollar roast anywhere?"





He goes out and searches the car. No roast.





I put some frozen chicken in the oven and started praying that I wouldn't find a13 dollar hunk of rotting meat any time in the near future.





Happy Sunday Peeps!







14 comments:

BREZZ said...

how can one lose a roast???
are you sure it was paid for? bagged? put in the car?
can you call the store and see if you left a bag with a roast in it?
it's a mystery to me.

hmm.

anyhow-- sounds like y'all need to come back to the good ole USA.
IMHO :))

luv me

Brad said...

Say it with me now: VEG-A-T-ABLE. Not one stinkin VEGATABLE on this shopping list. (XOXO)

-Love Bruther

Smocha said...

Brezz, YES It was PAID for (it's on the reciept) and bagged . We have to not only use our OWN bags , but also BAG them ourselves.

That store is SOOOO busy they probably have hundreds of groceries left behind every day!

Well, get my hubby a good paying job and we're on our way! :)


Bradly , You failed to notice the broccoli. LOL
I also didn't mention the fact that FRIDAY I had already walked to the store and got part of our list....to the tune of £39.00 (I don't even want to know how much that is) We DO have vegetables :)
But "I" would never have bought those blueberries for 10 bucks!

He leaves tomorrow for Helsinki, and so far ,not one blue berry has been eaten.What am "I" going to do with 2 packs of blueberries?

Come on over ,I'll make you guys some pancakes or scones or something.

Love me

vicki said...

10.00 for blue berries wth and not one eaten.toss them in yogurt...thats always good....the meat prices my god..i would become a vegatarin....send me your friggin number the number i have does not work!

Anonymous said...

I have a delicious blueberry coffee cake recipe. Want it to make when he's gone? Save recipes .... would make a good scrapbook page. aj

Golden To Silver Val said...

OMG I can't help but wonder what a fifth of Grey Goose would cost. I know there's bathtub gin....is there such a thing as bathtub vodka? And I was complaining about MY grocery bill! You MUST let us know about the roast. I'm betting it was accidentally left at the store.

Smocha said...

Poodles, I shall call you in a moment.

AJ, yes send it to me! No way am I going to eat those blueberries before they rot .(much less the banans I bought FRIDAY ,and the apples he alos bought)
Yes, I AM saving bus stubs ,reciepts and such for scrap booking:)

Val, I don't think they have Graygoose here. I DO know now why every one drinks wine though. lol
Now that I know what 10 diet cokes cast, I may have to switch to fizzy water and vodka. Educate me about this "bathtub" booze. Can I buy it on the black market? LOL


BTW , the frozen chicken I cooked instead of the lost roast , has been DONE for over an hour now. It is turning to jerky ,in the oven as we speak. Hubby is STILL on his computer, working. Someone, please, medicate this man!

And send booze (for me) lol

Smocha said...

P.s.

I mentioned that my glasses broke.
Obviously I can not spell/type without them. Ignore typos:)

Mrs. Magoo

Corie said...

Haha. This post made me chuckle. Everytime I visit the UK I'm gobsmacked by how cheap the food is. I literally walk up and down the aisles at Asda shaking my head in wonder and chucking things into my trolley. It's like Christmas!

If you have a hard time swallowing the price for things there, then by ALL means don't come live in Hawaii. It's enough to make a person want to live off of one meal a day. :)

Flash freeze those blueberries and then separate them into small baggies and toss them back in the freezer. You can haul a package out for a quick thaw for blueberry pancakes whenever you want them!

Ps...the fireplace ended up looking fab. :)

myomyohi said...

Send glasses and hubby will send you new ones, if you send prescription.

Jamie said...

LOL---I can't help but laugh at your life, it is so funny. I like how you take it all in stride. And, seriously, I want to know what happened to the roast.

And, not on subject, but the new wildman cat that adopted me drinks from the faucet...and of course that made me think of Cavuto. He also drinks from the toilet but thats another story.

Happy Monday. :)

Christine said...

Lurker and wondering what happened with the roast. Did you ever find it?

Smocha said...

Hi ya'll ,

Just so ya know, we never did find the roast.

of course ,I haven't checked the bathroom cabinets yet.


:) let's hope I DON'T find it at this point.

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