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Old Mother Hubbard Says It’s Time to Go Grocery Shopping

A sweet potato and a few onions…

By Angie Quantrell @AngieQuantrell

You do know the nursery rhyme about Old Mother Hubbard, right?

Old Mother Hubbard

Went to the cupboard

To get her poor doggy a bone.

When she got there,

The cupboard was bare,

So the poor little doggy had none.


Presenting, on life’s stage, Old Mother Hubbard.

Played by Angie.


Old Mother Hubbard needs to go shopping for groceries. Now.

I resist grocery shopping. I don’t know why. I will scrounge, create, and do everything I can to make it last just one more day. All to avoid grocery shopping.

Maybe it’s the lines, the crowds, the cost, the forgetting something on the opposite end of the store and making repeat trips, the foraging through produce to find the freshest, the struggle to open produce bags, touching raw meat packages…

Probably it’s the having to take it all home and put it away.

But I so love having food to use when I prepare meals!

We are down to wilted celery, one sweet potato, a few onions, and garlic. Oh, I think there may be a dried up bit of ginger hanging around as well and some frozen peas and corn. Almost out of milk, yogurt, and bread.

Two pieces of frozen salmon and one package of frozen ground turkey make up the protein portion of our diet (per what is in the fridge/pantry/cupboard). I suppose I could count the canned chicken and tuna.

Well, that sounds like I have plenty for another day of Grocery Store Avoidance.


Frozen Food Tip:

Guess what?! The package directions actually work for frozen brussel sprouts! I’ve never even glanced at the directions, but did so last night on a whim. You can MICROWAVE the entire package – and they come out perfectly moist and not soggy and gross!