1. Oh wow. Dalgona coffee chocolate cake! I didn’t love the dalgona coffee but this I think I could do.
2. I’m sure I’ve asked this in the over 10 (!!!) years that I’ve been doing Tuesday things, but are you an alarm person? While I probably will always wake up before 6 or 7 without one, I even set one on the weekends. I absolutely loathe the idea of sleeping in on the weekends and wasting the day. Even now!
3. This situation has made me want to go back to the good old magazine days. Longtime readers will know that I was obsessed with magazines – I mean, I still am, but I barely read them now so I don’t get any. At this point I’m ready to subscribe to a bunch!
4. TV things! Okay, we are OBSESSED with The Last Dance. It’s so, so good. I also started OuterBanks. And I watched Run on HBO! I like it. Thoughts? Oh and the finale of Homeland… I wanted to love it. And it’s not that I hated it… I just wish that I loved the show like I once did. I do like how the flash forward ended.
5. Speaking of, my secret crush on Dr Fauci has only been heightened after Brad Pitt played him on SNL. Pretty much teared up at the end!
6. Tell me about your grocery situation these days. Still going once a week or every other? How are you managing fresh produce?
7. I can even believe this but Rachel makes me want a pair of Crocs.
8. Where are you dying to go right now? For me, aside from, like, Target (ha), I just want to go to all of our family vacation spots. And Nantucket, because we were there last summer and it was just so magical and the magic is still fresh. You know?
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Love these posts! I have always loved magazines too! I bought a few subscriptions when this all started through Groupon. They’re anywhere from $7-15 a subscription (some even for 2 years!). So good!
#2 = SAAAAAAAAME
For fresh produce, I have been buying cabbage and brussel sprouts, and apples and oranges, and also fruit cups/applesauce pouches. I love to make a salad with shredded brussels and my daughter actually loves it, even though she ‘hates’ brussel spouts, ha ha! She loves to put them through the food processor, too. Anyway, brussels and cabbage make great salads/slaws and they last a crazy long time in the fridge.
How is Outer Banks? My husband wants us to start it?
I’ve been really grocery shopping every 2 weeks. I put in an order at sams club and on my way to pick it up, I stop at a little local grocery store for the stuff I can’t get or don’t need in giant quantities. Week 2 is not the best. I buy carrots and romaine and bell peppers and Brussels and apples for the second week. Not my favorite, but I’d rather not shop every week. This time I managed to get a Whole Foods delivery slot and got some more fresh stuff.
I want to go to Rehoboth and Long Beach Island and to California to meet my new baby nephew and a bar where there is dancing and beer drinking (I am not a beer drinker.)
We’ve been going grocery shopping about every 10 days or so, for just my husband and I. I usually get brussels, broccoli, peppers, oranges, bananas, mushrooms, spinach, and maybe 1-2 other random veggies. Not really doing salads right now. The spinach goes first, but will usually last almost a week. By day 9-10 we have nothing left, but given the circumstances I think that’s pretty good! However, we live in upstate NY and have Wegmans. Even though I do most of our shopping at Aldi’s, Wegmans produce is just the best. It’s like a cult here though. Ha!
PS – come to Rochester on your book tour! I’m sure Wegmans would be happy to host it, LOL.
3. I always have a ton of magazines lying around. When I had kids I thought it would be better for them to see me ‘reading’ a magazine vs being on my phone. I mean, I’m still on my phone a lot, but I’ll take a magazine outside to flip through while my kids play outside, and leave my phone in the house. I subscribe through Amazon, and they’re so cheap!
6. Restaurant suppliers in our area have been putting together produce/egg boxes since their supply chain has been so disrupted. They post up outside a restaurant (different one every day), and you pay cash only, and they put a huge box of assorted produce in our trunk. We do this once a week, and then we really only have to do actual grocery shopping every other week.
8. I just want the time kill that the city zoo offered!
So my best friend just surprised me with a new pair of purple crocs!! I was sold after I read Rachel’s article. Such great support!!
I’ve been grocery shopping once a week. I inevitably forget SOMETHING so my mom tends to go an Opposite Day of the week so we can pick up what each other missed out on and leave it on their doorstep.
Can we talk about one thing though….and maybe I’m an INSANE person but it took me FOREVER to put away my groceries the other day. I’ve been wiping down the boxes/cans with lysol wipes and washing all my produce before I put it in the fridge. Is anyone else doing this?!
I subscribe to Fine Cooking magazine and it is my favourite!! I look forward to it arriving in my mailbox every time.
I’ve been doing that too..and it’s made me hate grocery shopping lol
The whole process just takes so looonggg :/
Yeah I’ve been disinfecting all the shopping and the bags for about 6 weeks. I’ve got kind of a rhythm now, including ditching all packaging I can ASAP to save on wipes/spray. Take off hoodie, Hands keys cards iPod door handle bag handles, then groceries- our main floor is 1 up, so I put everything on a clean step according to where it goes (pantry/kitchen/bathroom) and then while I run to the laundry room to peel off the rest of my outside clothes my family comes down to pick up all the clean shopping. I’m trying to instill good practises now so when one of us gets sick we aren’t trying to make new good habits.
I am so not a morning person. I’m taking advantage right now and getting up anywhere between 8:30 and 10:00 right now. I’m up until 1 or 2am and that is just my natural body clock and pretty much always has been. My mom and oldest daughter are the same way, but my youngest daughter gets up early with my husband. After watching my 2 kids, I am convinced it is totally genetic. I’m probably working longer hours total right now, just doing it at different times of the day and I love it! I’m way more productive at 9pm than I am at 7am.
I am totally missing my local farmers market so I have a weekly produce delivery coming and that is helping me make it longer between grocery store trips. Milk is usually what we run out of first around here, especially making our morning lattes at home every day.
I made it THREE (!!!) weeks without a grocery trip thanks to a huge haul and a stocked freezer. I had such an awful experience at the store that I stretched what we had so I could avoid going – this is coming from someone who LOVES grocery stores. I do get a box from Imperfect Foods every two weeks with fresh produce which helped get us through. They also carry pantry staples and meat! There are just two of us in the house and no kiddos so we were able to make this work. I cannot wait for normal weekly grocery and target trips!
Misfits Market for produce! It’s so awesome! Very similar to Imperfect produce. They also have a few pantry items. We’ve really enjoyed having it! There are two different sizes of delivery with delivery options of either every week or every other week.
Love magazines! Though I much prefer fall fashion to spring/summer. And somehow I love the home magazines that I thought were tres boring when I was younger. .. also cooking magazines and our state one. The state magazine is so fun because we make lists of places we want to go for day trips or weekend trips. Not that we can take one of those trips right now, but the planning is still fun.
With respect to OuterBanks – I feel you should know a few things. 1) Filmed in SC, not NC; 2) You cannot take a ferry from the OBX to Chapel Hill. (I heard they cut the taxi scene, but that would still be one expensive cab fare); and 3) Nothing like the real OBX. (I’ve been vacationing there every summer for 20 years). Having gotten that off my chest, enjoy! Also, go Heels!
OBX vacationer here too Frances!! Do you have a house planned for this summer? We’re on the fence and aren’t sure what folks are doing! I’d be SO bummed not to have a trip scheduled. Family’s been going for 30 years! Haaalp! :)
I too LOVE magazines. I currently subscribe to 13 different ones. Ranging from People to Southern Living to AARP and everything in between.
I still go grocery shopping once a week. I just can’t plan two weeks in advance on food and supply needs. I have found going around 6:45am-7:00am is the best. The store only has a few people in it, they have cleaned it overnight, and most of the produce has just been stocked.
We are loving The Last Dance too!!! It is so good. We watch one episode on Sunday and save the 2nd one for Monday night.
I love having magazines to peruse as an escape, but I feel so guilty about the pile of them afterward. Like, did I really need to use all that paper just to skim some photos? So, I’m into getting the digital copies through the library now. You can still pursue the same pages, and on a tablet, it’s almost the same size. No bulk and clutter, and no dog-earring pages, but screenshots work too! And they are free!
I’m definitely an alarm person, even on the weekends. I never want to sleep in too late because I want to take advantage of the day!
I also cannot sleep in, ever! I have to have some time on my own in the morning to read before anyone else gets up. I am from the UK and have been shopping once a week. I plan all my meals and any baking I want to do (although it’s super hard to find flour in the supermarkets at the moment!) and get it all done at once.
I want to be able to just wander around and go in and out of shops and cafes!
i wish i could wink
I have groceries delivered once a week. We have been going back and forth btwn Whole foods and Meijer. We have a high risk 3 year old with lung issues due to being born very early (29 weeks) so we don’t go anywhere. Even on walks (there are SO MANY PEOPLE OUT ON WALKS). Luckily we have a bug yard and she is able to run around a lot. We also have lizards, bees, a frog that lives in a small pond, and squirrels so she still gets some nature. I left the house once in the past 7 weeks to go pick up something from my dr’s office (and they left it on the porch). I imagine we will be living like this for many more months.
It takes me about an hour and a half to disinfect our groceries when I put them away. I once made my own bleach solution and almost poisoned myself because I didn’t have enough ventilation. Don’t do that.
I grocery shop every two weeks. I’d love to go more often, but they advise against it. The part I dislike the most? The disinfecting process. One grocery store trip from tip to tail easily takes 1.5 hours bc of wait time and process afterwards. I supplement my produce with delivery from Costco. Not ideal- but I tell my mother we can’t be discriminating bc of these times… I live in the suburbs of LA in a townhome and I dearly miss my weekly hikes (trail closed in mid March). I used to rush through grocery shopping and Target runs, but now I’d love to spend an hour or so strolling through each. Btw I haven’t been to target since March 13? I miss it.
I go grocery shopping once a week at 7am on Sunday and the store is fairly empty. We live in a small town so this is the only grocery store. I’ve had zero problems getting fresh produce – lucky. One thing that I would suggest is to look into the Rubbermaid Fresh Works produce saver containers. They’re fairly pricey but I can’t begin to tell you how much money they have saved us. I never have to toss produce that gets yukky because it just doesn’t! I can keep, for example, a head of romaine for up to 2 weeks if I need to. Once I kept those mini peppers for over a month and didn’t lose a single one. If you get these at Bed Bath and Beyond, you can use multiple coupons to save – they take expired ones too. The containers are dishwasher safe but I just hand wash them to make sure they stay in good shape. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes so I have an entire cabinet full. They are definitely worth the cost, I think.
Omg the crocs post is EVERYTHING! I wear a coral pink pair as my house shoes and totally want another pair after reading that! Get them, you won’t be sorry!
For produce I’m doing a pick up from a local small business that usually supplies local restaurants. I get it about every other week or so, granted I’m a single gal and only feeding myself :) you could look into something similar in your area, I’m all about supporting the small biz!
I’ll only get groceries delivered to my house. I went to the store two weeks ago, and it was AWFUL. People were AWFUL, not respecting 6 feet and proper distances at all. I was terrified the entire time. I’ve been stalking grocery deliveries ever since to get time slots. Luckily, we get some good produce that way, and we also have a local farm that is doing curbside pickup, which is awesome. But I won’t set foot in a grocery store until I absolutely have to — which may come rather sooner than later since getting paper products via delivery is nigh impossible. :(
I love, love, LOVE the cupcakes in that photo. My fave kind–yellow cake, choc frosting, and dot sprinkles!