October 31, 2009

Bulk view

Grocery round-up: Toronto

We shop according to what’s on sale at the supermarket so that we can stock up on staples and fill our freezer. =)

Here are the sales for the week:

Metro

  • Extra lean ground beef, $2.99/lb – lasagna
  • Clementines, $4.99

No Frills – 1/2 price event

  • Chicken breast (skinless, bone-in club pack), $1.87/lb – Chicken Maryland

Loblaws – $1, $2, $3

  • Italpasta, $1
  • Chicken drumsticks or thighs, $2/lb – curry
  • Lean ground beef, $2.99/lb – lasagna (see Metro)
  • Marc Angelo dinner sausage, $2.99 – pasta
  • Clementines, $4.99/lb (same as Metro)
  • Schneiders Lunchmate Stackers, $2

Sobeys

  • Lean ground beef, $1.99/lb – lasagna (see Loblaws and Metro)
  • Maple Leaf bacon $2.99
  • Live mussels $3.99 – mussels marinara

Price Chopper, $1 sale

  • Campbell’s soup: chunky / ready to enjoy, $1
  • 5kglb bag of carrots or onions $1

So it looks like we’re going to do lasagna today, and Chicken Maryland and lots of curry tomorrow, plus restocking Campbells. That means passing by Loblaws and picking up everything from there on my way back from improv, assuming that their price for chicken breasts isn’t exorbitant. And if it is, we’ll just cook something else. =)

Flowcharts and drawing

J-’s social studies lesson included two flowcharts. W- asked if the flowcharts had diamonds indicating conditionals. Apparently not, so we seized the Teachable Moment and started teaching J- (she’s 11) about flowcharts and logic.

In related news, decision trees and flowcharts are awesome when they involve cats. ;) Will sketch some when I get my new tablet.

(In quite tangential news, I’m thinking of picking up the Wacom Bamboo pen and multitouch tablet. It’d be way cool if I can figure out how to use it for presentations. Maybe next next year, I’ll save up for a proper tablet PC.)