Monday, February 9, 2009

meal plan monday… and idiot-proof shopping.

so last week was horrible in the ways of all things homemaking.  i think i made more mess and distress than home.  but i’m back on the wagon this week so here we go.

  • monday: ham, baked potatoes, green beans
  • tuesday: beef stew, sourdough
  • wednesday: soy chicken, rice, salad
  • thursday: meatloaf, fries, peas & carrots
  • friday: pizza & beans
  • saturday: navy bean & ham soup, sourdough
  • sunday: waffles, sausage

now here’s my gripe of the day:  how big of idiots do people think we are? 

a couple of weeks ago, i went to buy a pack of tortillas. i generally buy the soft taco size, since that’s usually what i’m using them for.  i was dismayed to see that they now sell them in 3 sizes; small, medium and large.  WHAT?  no burrito size?  makes them sound really authentic, huh?

today, i was at fred meyer and i needed a package of navy beans.  so i go to the bean aisle.  there were no navy beans.  there was something that i can assume is navy beans, but they’re called, “small white beans”.  seriously.  below them were “small red beans” and “large red beans”. 

what is that about?  have you ever seen a recipe that called for some sort of non-specified, generic bean?  so weird!


  1. I think it's funny that you have the generic problem. When I go to the store looking for something really regular and can't find it I usually ask the clerk and they have some other name for it. Must be the California vs. Midwest problem. :)

  2. That is weird. So does that make pinto beans small brown beans?



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