Why I Don’t Do The Grocery Shopping

>> Friday, July 25, 2008

Pharmie gave me a list and had me get groceries today. But I broke the cardinal grocery shopping rule: I went hungry. I bought everything on the list (like a good boy), but I also came home with these things:



- 2 boxes of Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- 4 Totinos pizzas (without an ounce of real cheese)
- 2 cans of Spaghetti-Os
- 2 cans of Chef Boyardee (including CANNED Mac and Cheese)
- Turkey Jerky

Most of the jerky didn’t make it home, and by the time I post this, it will all be gone. And I haven’t had Spaghetti-Os in YEARS - I can’t remember the last time!

So I think I’ll try a new regimen of canned pasta products and fake pizza the day before the Chisago Sprint Triathlon this Sunday. In fact, I think I’ll reserve one of the cans of Spaghetti-Os for just after the race, as I’m watching the half-IM racers finish. So if you’ll be at the race, bring a spoon: you can indulge in a can of goodness with me after the triathlon!

I’m off to start carbo-loading. Just try to stop me...

Check back Sunday evening for a race report (along with a report on how delicious canned Mac and Cheese is...).

50 comments:

*aron* 11:47 AM, July 25, 2008  

LOL cinnamon toast cruch was my faaaav when i was a kid... i dont know if i could stomach it now! i dindt know they made canned mac and cheese either - i dont know how you eat that stuff pre-race! :)

Vanilla 11:53 AM, July 25, 2008  

Loved this post! My wife no longer allows me to go grocery shopping on account of all the crap I came home with when she sent me to get milk.

Kevin 12:13 PM, July 25, 2008  

mmm.Alot of those were my favs as a kid.

Nitmos 12:16 PM, July 25, 2008  

Not a fruit in the bunch. Bravo!

Tri to Be Funny 12:21 PM, July 25, 2008  

I do not want to see post-race pics!!

bigmike600 12:24 PM, July 25, 2008  

You messed up by not getting the spaghettios with the meatballs. Those little meatballs (I know they are not real meat) are delicious. If they made a can of just meatballs, I would buy it.

Totinos need to be cooked (close to overcooked) to be good.

Take my advice. I did not get to be 400 pounds by eating salad.

Good luck at the tri. I am sure you will do great and probably have to poop before the race so get in line early.

21stCenturyMom 12:28 PM, July 25, 2008  

I used to lurve those canned meat ravioli when I was in Jr. High. As an adult I tried them again and the meat seemed to bear an uncanny (or is that all to canny) resemblance to sand. mmmmmmmmmmmm.........yummy.....

Pharmie 12:47 PM, July 25, 2008  

I hope you at least used a coupon!

Borsch 12:52 PM, July 25, 2008  

LOL.....I do the same thing...except I make my own list. :P

brendaj 12:56 PM, July 25, 2008  

I tried a different mac and cheese last weekend when we had a late dinner after driving up to Sonoma. I guess it was technically shells and cheese since the pasta was more shell-like. I basically like any form of mac and cheese!

And good luck on your race!

Kona Shelley 1:22 PM, July 25, 2008  

Ummmm...welll..my dog will eat the turkey jerkey.so it's all good..:-))

Marcy 1:27 PM, July 25, 2008  

Dude that looks like shiz that would be in my cart :-X

Xenia 1:36 PM, July 25, 2008  

Ah Totinos, how I miss you...

Isn't there enough sodium in that stuff to take out a herd of cattle?

Good luck with the tri!

GoBigGreen 1:41 PM, July 25, 2008  

Where are the poptarts and the twizzlers, Then you are talking MY race food!

MN Ultra Runner 1:44 PM, July 25, 2008  

Steve,
I read your blog but have never commented. In college I used to eat a can of cold Spaghettios almost every day for lunch...nice. The pic brought back great memories! I also thought wow, maybe this is a legitimate ultra aid station food. Carbs, lots of sodium, hmmm...might give it a try. I'm a Twin Cities guy as well, maybe I'll see you around.
Adam

SJ Goody 1:52 PM, July 25, 2008  

HAHA!! I think its most interesting how you buy things in multiples of two... save for the Turkey Jerky... speaking of... with all the other items, why not go for the BEEF jerky!?! HA!

J~Mom 2:07 PM, July 25, 2008  

You and my husband would get along great. :>)

Danielle in Iowa 2:19 PM, July 25, 2008  

I love spaghetti-os. It's a good thing you're so much faster than me, because you can get a head start on that can before I come at it with my spoon :-)

N.D. 2:23 PM, July 25, 2008  

YOu didn't just buy one of each thing, but no, 2-4. I'm guessing the store had 2 for 5 deals and all that, my husband thinks you have to buy however many to get the deal. So if it is 10 for 10, he comes home with 10.
Did that happen??
Don't shop hungry!!!

a.maria 2:59 PM, July 25, 2008  

oh god. i used to live off of that kind of food and now it makes my stomach turn just looking at it.

thats a really god thing (for my figure) but really sucks (for my taste buds).

*sigh. memories. enjoy the cereal, i used to down that stuff like it was ice cream. :)

TriSupporter 3:04 PM, July 25, 2008  

I think when you eat those Spaghetti-Os, you're going to remember why you haven't eaten them in years!!

Who knew they made canned Mac and Cheese???? Don't they have to call it Cheez???

triblog carol 3:07 PM, July 25, 2008  

Your punishment for buying all that crap food is 5 hours of Spinervals - LOL!

TriSaraTops 3:21 PM, July 25, 2008  

OMG...I HEART ME SOME CINNAMON TOAST CRUNCH.

One of my friends wrapped up a box this year for my birthday.

I wish I was kidding.

You have GOT TO SEE THIS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXRb3OR48xk

"Props to the G-Mills..."

See ya next week!

amybee 3:32 PM, July 25, 2008  

See, when I go Hungry and when I have a "free" day (meaning I've already weighed in at Weight Watchers and I have 6 days before the NEXT weigh in), I go for the Chocolate Covered Peanuts!

The really sad thing is that they make me kind of nauseous when I start eating them, but that doesn't stop me.

Any way...enough true confessions.

Enjoy! and have fun at Chisago. Look forward to reading your RR.

richvans 3:53 PM, July 25, 2008  

I just found your blog through xt4. I really like the two themes of men's undergarments (or men in undergarments - not necessarily men's) and crappy food. My son wants to move in with you as long as you promise to do all the shopping. Good luck at Chisago. I'll be there competing as well (fat boy division).

teacherwoman 3:53 PM, July 25, 2008  

Hahaha. I banned myself from grocery shopping when hungy. It's dangerous. I make poor choices! :)

IronGambit 3:57 PM, July 25, 2008  

what toy did you get with the cereal?

Iron "GeekGirl" Misty 4:14 PM, July 25, 2008  

I don't eat meat, but other than that, I see nothing wrong with your choices. Looks like good training food to me!

CoachLiz 4:20 PM, July 25, 2008  

HA HA!!!

My husband does the same thing. He comes home with bags of corn chips, cans of black olives, Hot Pockets, and bags of the frozen peas/carrots/lima bean mix

Stuff I either cannot eat or refuse to eat. I will use the olives if I am making pizza though.

Have a great race this weekend!

Meg 4:50 PM, July 25, 2008  

Mac and cheese in a can?! I guess that shouldn't gross me out since it is mac and cheese and all...

akshaye 5:06 PM, July 25, 2008  

Uh oh.. race report or port-a-potty report?!

Good luck!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady 5:24 PM, July 25, 2008  

years ago, i was banned from doing the shopping for this very reason. now husband does it all

Makita 5:35 PM, July 25, 2008  

That is exactly what my kids are always putting in the cart! Fortunately, DH loves the stuff, too! Especially the Os. :D

Katelin 5:53 PM, July 25, 2008  

oh man those pizzas sound so good right now, haha.

Nat 6:40 PM, July 25, 2008  

Your post reminds me of summers as a kid. My dad was a teacher so he was home with me and my brothers in the summer. We ate a lot of mac & cheese with cut up hot dogs. Yuck. Or his favorite "masterpiece" tator tots with cheese melted on them. Eww. To this day, I can't stand either one!

Nat 6:42 PM, July 25, 2008  

Question for you or pharmie....what does she take with her nuun during races? Gels or where does she get the calories? I think I remember you saying she loved the stuff. Can you help? I'm thinking of giving it a try.
Good luck this weekend. Maybe you should have the can of Mac and cheese on the bike with you? Just put it in the spot where your water bottle goes. May taste good?

Anonymous,  8:40 PM, July 25, 2008  

I just goes to show that you need more "fun" food in your life...that's what my ex would say when I sent him to the grocery store.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's nice to have supporters.

Please report back on the mac and cheese in a can.

Mendy 8:54 PM, July 25, 2008  

I love junk food, so all that looks yummy to me! :-)

Good luck this weekend! Looking forward to the report, and of course, the pics.

Running To Stand Still 10:03 PM, July 25, 2008  

Blech, I was so dissapointed when I tried Spagettios a few years ago. I hope you enjoy it all, lol.

Lana 10:27 PM, July 25, 2008  

Spaghetti-o's make me gag!!! But now I can put away some Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

Darrell 12:29 AM, July 26, 2008  

I remember eating Chef Boyardee Ravioli out of the can cold, back in my college days. I also seem to remember there was excess quantities of beer involved.

Good luck at the race.

IronJenny 1:41 PM, July 26, 2008  

... where's the cheese-whiz?

JenC 2:02 PM, July 26, 2008  

I totally did the same thing yesterday - although my extras included a box of spiral Kraft mac n' cheese, a brownie mix, a cookie mix, fake cheese pizza and a Dinty Moore chicken & dumplin' dinner. Yay us!

Kellye Mills 6:21 PM, July 26, 2008  

Ever since my husband bought Koolaid for my kids... he is no longer allowed to do the grocery shopping!!

Brian 7:42 PM, July 26, 2008  

bahh humbug on the jerky. You're from the sticks. You've gotta make your own. It's super easy, much cheaper and healthier. Have fun on the sprint.

Jess 4:33 PM, July 27, 2008  

Just the pics of those spaghetti-Os gives me heartburn!

sRod 6:19 PM, July 28, 2008  

Ahhh, reminds me of being eight and not worrying about things like cholesterol and carbohydrate reserves.

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