Tuesday, February 20, 2007


I was reading a friend's blog and she listed some things she would never skimp on in the grocery store... and that got me to thinking of what things I value soooo much- as to not buy the cheap stuff. So here is my list:

  1. Dr.Pepper, A&W Rootbeer and Diet Pepsi- any old diet soda just won't do and that mr.pibb is not even close. If you have tasted A&W Rootbeer- then you know there is no other type of rootbeer!
  2. Meat- my husband is a 'master' griller and the cut and type of meat play a big role in the final outcome -so skimp on the sides and salads - but not on the meat. We love the HyVee meat counter- John knows them on a first name basis! =)
  3. I agree with the toilet paper... nothing less than Charmin or Quilted Northern. I value my tooshey way too much to buy the cheap stuff!
  4. Paper towels- now this one took awhile because I am a 'value' shopper and hate spending extra money on name brand stuff when the generic is just as good. But I recently bought the Viola! papertowels and I am in love! I can clean off all three of my kids' messy faces and wipe down the counter before having to throw it away- which makes cleaning up after dinner really quick and nice! Try them- they are awesome!
  5. ice cream- we rarely buy ice cream at our house- so when we do - I buy the Blue Bunny brand- even though I can buy a 1 gallon tub for the same price. It really just doesn't compare and what's the point of having I gallon of ice cream if it doesn't taste good?
  6. and finally dish detergent - Cascade all the way! I grew up in a house with out a dishwasher... actually let me rephrase that - we had a dishwasher and we called her mom! So when I moved out for the first time, I was the most excited about having a dishwashing machine! And I have come to realize that you just can't skimp on the dishwashing detergent unless you want to completely pre-wash the dishes before putting them in the machine. Which pretty much negates the whole purpose of even using the darn thing. We are a quick-rinse-and-straight-in-the-dishwasher family. And trust me - I can cram alot of dishes into that little sucker!!!
SO even when money is tight- I will still buy these things- they are must haves in my book!


Deb said...

You are right about the meat.... we love the Hy-vee meat counter too! The only meat we are really picky about is chicken and steak. My husband won't eat anything but smart chicken. No Tyson or store brand. And there's nothing like a delicious steak. I can smell the bbq cookin'. :)

I agree... Cascade is the only way to go. The liquid kind too... it's the only stuff that gets my dishes sparkling!

Are you coming to the party tonight? Hope to see you and your smiling face there!

Christy said...

Mmmmm. Diet Pepsi.

Hollie said...

This may sound terrible, but the one and only thing I really don't skimp on are good tampons. I've tried all the generics and I just can't do it. The only ones I use are the Playtex sport. They are awesome! Also, maybe good crackers and cookies. All the other stuff I go cheap:)

Audra said...

Christy- Diet pepsi from the back of the frig- so that it is so cold its forming ice around the top of the inside of can. YUM!

Hollie- playtex tampons are a given in my book =)

Hollie said...

Ahhh....but have you tried the sport? They are even better!