I love all the comments I’ve been receiving regarding my Summer Reading List. Everyone seems to have an opinion and I love that. Also appreciate recommendations so keep them coming.
Monday was a very busy day. Up early, the first task on my list was crock pot beans.
Black eyed peas that I’d gotten for $1 at Dollar General, soaked overnight then spent their time in the crock pot jacuzzi. I’ve got some interesting ideas for these which I’ll share as I come up with them.!
I ran out to Aldi for a few things. When I got home the beans were finished and I put them in a container to cool. Then I got started on a batch of egg salad which went unphotographed but which will be good for lunches. Both Ralph and I love egg salad.
Did several loads of laundry which I realized was mandatory when I looked in Ralph’s underwear drawer and all I found was a Ted Bell novel and a mateless sock. Took care of that and felt good about it!
Now on to the deals. I showed you Monday the book deal I’d gotten from Goodwill on Sunday. I’m going to save the best for last and the reason I went in the first place.
I did buy myself a treat and something a little expensive for Goodwill.
I got this great straw bag which is new and roomy enough to use on our trip- it’ll hold a book, my travel journal, cameras and other regular necessities. Can you say $7.00!! It’ll be perfect and it’s actually more colorful than it looks in the photo. Love it!
The real deal is something I’ve been looking for. Gail has one and keeps telling me how handy it is.
It’s a George Foreman Contact Roaster. Here are the innards…
For once it was Too sunny for the photo…oh well…you get the idea. You can roast a small chicken in here or other types of meats and fishes. It can be tricky when you’re cooking meat for one so this will be a help. You can make corn on the cop in the pan on the right and even make cakes! I was able to find and down load the manual. It looks brand new. It was marked $5.99 but it had a white tag and white tags were 50% off so I paid $3.oo!!! I looked on-line and the price ranges from $70 up to $125 depending on where you look. I couldn’t be happier!
My friend Alice had seen it at a Goodwill that’s a little farther away than our usual one and she saw it there on Thursday but she didn’t know I wanted one. When she told Gail, she called me first thing on Sunday morning to tell me. I had thought about waiting until today, but I’m sure glad I didn’t. I look forward to working with this. Another gadget!
So that’s it for today. Ralph and I have various appointments on our schedule so not sure what the day will hold beyond that. Whatever it holds…we’ll handle it!