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Retail Therapy 
14th-Mar-2009 10:08 pm
food
There has been a lot of shopping in the last few days.

Today was my first big food run in over a month. It's nice to have meals in the house again.

A few weekends ago, I was exploring the top of Queen Anne hill, and had a total blast. One of the best places I found was a store called Eat Local. Dude! Meals made with local, organic ingredients, all served up in pyrex cookware (so, nothing disposable)? Awesome! It's not perfect: the prices and deposits are a bit steep, and some of the portions are smaller than I'd like, but everything I've had so far (Chicken Pot Pie, Sausage with Barley Risotto, Beef Wellington, and Blueberry Crisp) has been at least very good, and I now have 4 more dishes sitting in my freezer: Shepherd's Pie, Red Wine Braised Beef, Braised Rabbit, and Raspberry Crisp.

Another find was at Safeway: Pepsi Natural. It's Pepsi! Made from sugar (not HFCS)! In glass bottles! Yay for Seattle being a test market. How could I resist? It's yummy: sweet and smooth. Thumbs up! Also, Safeway carries Diet Vernor's. Win!

Since I couldn't get some planned medical stuff done this year, I had nearly $350 left over in my FSA account, with spending deadline of March 15. I figured it would be a little bit of a challenge to go through that much on OTC stuff, but certainly doable, and probably a lot of fun trying. It was! Between Costco and Bartell Drugs, I now have two huge bundles of lovely medical supplies. I feel so prepared. Now I just have to wait for all my purchases get approved and reimbursed.

One of my goals is to improve, or at least change, my living quarters. One step towards that end is that several of my artworks now have shiny (expensive) new frames! Next step is to select some of my photos and get them printed and stuffed into some frames I got for Christmas. It will be beautiful!
Comments 
15th-Mar-2009 06:39 am (UTC)
The last several times I've checked the two Safeways on 75th neither of them had Vernors of any strpipe. If you happen to find non-diet version I'd love a 6-pack or 4. If you happen to think of brining a pack of that wonderful pepsi to dinner that would be .. ahem.. sweet. :)
17th-Mar-2009 06:17 am (UTC)
Just for the benefit of future readers, the Safeway in Ballard at Market & 15th seems to carry Vernor's pretty regularly.
16th-Mar-2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
hooray for displaying your own art in yer very own home ~claps~

also, wow! Eat Local is both an eat in and a take home place? i'm confused a bit about the deposit part (and, am at werk, with limited surfing potential ~whine~ *)

*heee! i love getting to complain about work!
17th-Mar-2009 06:22 am (UTC)
Yes! I am so excited to put a bigger stamp on my place.

Eat Local is only take out; it's kinda like a small supermarket. All their meals are frozen, available in both the usual disposable paper/plastic containers, and in returnable pyrex dishes. It's like glass milk bottles, though: you have to pay a deposit for the container. But it means you have nothing to throw away, which is fantastic.
17th-Mar-2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
~swoon~

are the meals pre-cooked, then frozen?

or, frozen and then you get to cook 'em at home?

oh man! that place sounds wonderful
17th-Mar-2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
They're all pre-cooked and then frozen: it's just heat-and-eat.
16th-Mar-2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
Yep, your place needed some help there. :p What a nice way to spruce it up with your own good taste. You probably have a ton of photos to go through as well. ;)
17th-Mar-2009 06:25 am (UTC)
Hey, it wasn't that bad! :)

But, yeah, I'm definitely looking forward to putting up some of my best stuff. If I can find it...
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