Random thing 2.
pre-shredded cheese. It's coated in some kind of stuff to keep it from sticking together. I also think that it doesn't melt as nicely. And really, it's not that big a deal to shred a little cheese when you need it. Now, I won't need to buy cheese for a while.
Random thing 3.
I bought a total of 4 chickens at Save a Lot for under $22. They're on sale for $0.89/pound. I can get at least 2 meals per chicken, 3 each if I do all casseroles. That's just pretty fantastic. Oh, and don't forget to throw the bones in the crockpot, add your leftover past their prime veggies and cover with water. Cook for 12-24 hours on low and you'll have homemade stock. You can either can it or freeze it. (I keep a baggie in the freezer to add all the useless veggie ends - onions, carrots, celery - then throw them in the crock for stock).
Random thing 4.....my personal favorite.
You've read about our storage unit escapades before. Tonight I received a call from a gentleman who needed to know what he owed on his unit. He hadn't been able to pay for the past couple of months, as he was unfortunately incarcerated. This has happened before, at least he had the decency to call and make arrangements for payment. The best part of the call was when he told me he was looking to move to Clarksburg, because everytime he comes to Fairmont, he ends up going to jail. He asked me how we can live here. I replied "Well, we do OK. We just, you know.....don't break the law."
Seriously. You can't make this stuff up.