Thursday, February 10, 2011

Dinner and dresses

Fresh asparagus for dinner tonight!!!  Delish!!!  It's one of my favorite-est vegetables!

They say the best way to get all the woody stems off is to gently grasp the stem, bend easily and where it snaps is most likely the place where woody becomes tender.
I lieu of just whacking off the bottoms, this definitely cuts out the woody stems.
Unfortunately, I always feel like I lose half the batch by doing that and often wonder if there's still some good tender bites in those 'trash' pieces....hmmmmm.
Anyway, I'm going to enjoy it, regardless.
Fresh asparagus is one of those things I rarely get to have because I'm too cheap to buy it and, honestly, down South here, it usually looks pretty yucky and who wants to spend $3+ on yucky-looking asparagus?!
The hubs has been real curious about Wal-mart's proposal to give you the competitor's price, and he decided he would check into it today.  So, while we were at Wal-mart we stopped at the customer service desk and got all the details.
Wal-mart's price on asparagus was $2.84/lb.  We cashed in Kroger's price for $1.98/lb.  I'm liking my asparagus even more with that price!!
We also cashed in competitor's prices on Duncan Hines cake mixes and Folger's coffee....Cha-CHING!!!


I was tickled beyond measure yesterday when one of my customer's turned out to be quite good at photography and offered to take some pictures of her daughter wearing a peasant dress she purchased from my Etsy shop.
I'm hoping we can work an exchange with clothes for pictures!!!  Feels so good to meet someone you feel you can trust almost instantly!  Now, I just have to figure out what to do!
Isn't she just adorable?  Fabulous photography, too, doncha think??



Pokey said...

I love fresh asparagus too, and was happy to see it on sale locally, I plan to get some this week. I grew up on the canned stuff, and boy, I can't believe the difference!

Your dress is stunning in the photographer's lens, I think you may hit on a real sweet deal there, Jenn. God is good to us, isn't He?

Mariliz said...

Jenn, the dress and the little girl are adorable! Great job.

Shay said...

I've just discovered a love for asparagus as well. It's delish!

As is your dress...

notes of sincerity said...

Love. those. pictures!!
What a fabulous opportunity, your gorgeous creations being captured by such a talented photographer!! :o)
Ok girl, you gotta save some of that asparagus for me! :o) We northerners have been sadly deprived! :o) ha ha ha
Have a great weekend!
Sincerely, Trish
ps. We got the A Team on netflicks and I love it. :o)

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