Today was such a strange day for weather in Los Angeles. This morning was bright and sunny, so we went for a morning walk to pick up some Croissants and get some fresh air. Not even two hours after we got back, it started POURING out!
Not a huge deal, because after all, it DOES rain in LA…. but this wasn’t just rain… it was HAIL!
We could actually hear it hitting the windows, it sounded like little pebbles hitting the glass. We both spent the day doing little things around the house and getting things checked off our never-shrinking to-do lists.
Irving took an inventory of our pantry and freezer, since we never know what we have in there. Now we can just glance at it and create meals around it. Very thoughtful and extremely helpful! Hopefully we can keep it updated as we eat items and buy new things.
Armed with a grocery list and a stack of coupons, I headed out (in the rain) to Trader Joes and Ralphs. It was raining, but the sun was shining.
We did a little ‘divide and conquer’ and Irving headed to Costco. A little while later, he called me to tell me it was SNOWING in Burbank!
Real snow was accumulating on the road!
When was the last time it snowed in LA? Not since I’ve lived out here. This was very exciting for us! Real flakes!
I was just four miles away, and I certainly didn’t see the white stuff, it must have just been a fluke!
Anyways, we both did really well in getting food for the week that can be made into real meals. You know how I have such a complex about meal planning and grocery shopping, but I think we did pretty well.
Wanna know what I got? It’s very exciting stuff (Including some Monterey Pasta since I won a coupon for a free one from Peanut Butter Fingers last fall!)
Root Beer and Vanilla Ice Cream = Root Beer Floats this week!
And um…. SEVEN boxes of cereal. I have a problem.
In my defense, each one of these had a coupon (or two!) Actually, I don’t think I paid full price for a single item in this grocery trip. SWEET!
I saved lots of money. What should I do with my extra fifty bucks? Something fun, I hope!
Irving did well getting some things on our list too… and some things that were NOT on our list….
We are now the proud owners of a Costco-sized jar of Jelly Beans. Awesome.
did you have the coupon at costco for the jelly bellies? i bought them too and we ate the jar in less than 5 days. um yeah, i cant buy those anymore.
haha YES! We did. lol I’m pretty sure ours will be gone in a week. Irving eats them one at a time, but I just throw a whole handful in at once. oh well. =)
I love the idea of making a list of everything in the freezer and pantry…especially the freezer. Sometimes I forget what is in the freezer!