Monday, June 22, 2009

Longhorn Steakhouse (& A Rant)

We are taking my dad out to dinner tonight to Longhorn Steakhouse as a belated Father's Day gift. My FiL came over last night and we gave him some books about Chicagoland that we knew he would really enjoy. The Grilled Sub I made yesterday came out great, I will definitely make that again. The Dreamsicle Ice Cream Cake was so good that we ate almost all of it, although I will add more orange sherbet next time; it was about 1/3 sherbet and 2/3 cream filling and I think it should be a 1/2 and 1/2 ratio to be perfect.

Someone posted awhile ago about the size of toilet paper shrinking while the cost remained the same. They said that the roll width was shorter in the new package of TP. I have not experienced the TP thing myself, but I did notice that the box of dryer sheets I buy at Aldi for $2 now has only 70 sheets per box instead of the 80 sheets per box it used to contain. Has anyone else noticed anything like this? It bugs me that they are doing this to consumers.

The other thing that has me upset are the eggs at Jewel. They were selling them for $2.30 per dozen, which is just ridiculous. I would pay $1.40 at Aldi. But now Jewel has "slashed prices across the store" and their eggs are now $1 per dozen. What upsets me is that they were very obviously price gouging on the eggs because you know they are STILL making a profit selling them for a buck.

We went to Target yesterday and I checked out the prices in their grocery section. They have some really great prices on name-brand things and I really like their Market Pantry house-brand stuff too. One example was Bush's Grillin' Beans that Target had for $1.77. I know that at Jewel they sell them for over $3. It really goes to show that it helps to know the prices of what you are buying.

Of course not everyone can run from store to store all day to get the best prices on everything, but most of us are at Target for something or other on a weekly basis. I am a crazy lady when it comes to my grocery shopping and I think nothing of going to 4 or 5 different stores on Friday mornings when I do my shopping. We are on a very tight budget and I am willing to get every single sale price I can find so I can buy what I want and not go over the budget. Anyway, good luck out there and...

Happy eating!

1 comment:

  1. The other problem I've been noticing a lot lately is that sale items ring up at regular price. If you don't watch closely, you'll end up paying more than you should.