Jun 21 2009


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My decision to buy a netbook gave me some new opportunities. Take shopping, for example: I can now record the different prices I find at various stores. I actually enjoy doing it.

If I work at it hard enough, I can save up my pennies to make up for the hundreds of dollars I spent on my netbook! And then I can save even more pennies for a night on the town at some distant expensive trendy restaurant.

So I’ve decided to use this portion of my website for grocery lists. This way, Chinese cyber-intelligence personnel can finally invade my privacy to learn what foods I like & dislike. “The People’s Republic of China would like to give you this delicious case of Top Ramen soup! All we ask in return is that you tell us everything you know about our military plans to invade your civilian computer networks…”

Okay, so maybe you didn’t get the inside joke about “Chinese cyber.” But I do appreciate the contrived applause you gave me. I’ll begin working on my grocery lists now…

TV dinners

  • Frozen dinners
    • Michelina’s
      • Budget Gourmet
        A decent-size lunch portion for a very cheap price.
        • Fettuccini Alfredo
        • Ziti Parmesano
      • Traditional Recipes
        • Fettuccini Alfredo w/ Chicken & Broccoli
  • Non-refridgerated dinners
    • Hormel
      • Compleat meals
        • Swedish Meatballs
          Garnish with a pinch of cracked pepper. DECA sells it for $1.69.
        • Nothing else
          I experimented with the rest. It’s Swedish or nothing for me.

Pasta & rice & noodles

  • Knorr
    • Rice Sides
      • Chicken Broccoli
        Add just a hint of crushed red pepper during the cooking process to bring out the flavor. If you’re really in the mood, steam up some broccoli flourets and toss them in at the last minute.
    • Fiesta Sides
      • Jalapeno Jack Pasta
        Add just a hint of crushed red pepper after you toss it into the boiling water. If you’re really in the mood, steam up some peas and toss them in at the last minute.
  • Ramen noodles
    I typically buy Maruchan Ramen or Top Ramen, whatever’s on sale. Any flavor will do, although I do tend to buy the regular chicken or beef flavors. (I figure they can only sell it once, so why not sell it to me?) The reason I can buy any flavor is because I throw away those salt-lick flavor packets. I replace them with Hormel’s Herb Ox Sodium Free Chicken Bouillon.

Herbs & spices

  • Hormel’s Herb Ox Sodium Free Chicken Bouillon
    Buy enough for all the Ramen noodles you bought.

Bathroom supplies

  • Scott “1000” toilet paper
    RVers know this TP will dissolve quickly in a poopie tank. Not all toilet papers do this.
  • Crest Lemon-Ice
    The best-tasting toothpaste I’ve found, period. AAFES had it last time.