Shopping Around the World

27 Mar

My friend Fozzie and I have scheduled a group posting today of Shopping Around the World.   We thought it would be interesting to see the differences between different countries all over.Here are our prices for the following from our area – Georgia USA.

 Items to price this month:

  • Milk.  Mom usually buys 1/2 gallon store brand which lately has been on sale for $1.00
  • Tomatoes.  Mom loves Roma tomatoes.  They are small but meaty.  She bought some for the dinner at $1.29 a pound – that was about 4 tomatoes.
  • Canned Product.  Black beans.  How could you possibly go wrong with black beans – especially when you can buy store brand for a $1.00 a can.  Mom bought two cans for the meal.
  • Homemade Dish.  Jalapeno Cornbread with Black Beans 🙂 yum – see below
  • Random Item of your choice.  Jalapeno.  Mom bought one very large one and it only cost $0.69 the day she was at the market.

 Okay my friends.  Mommy went easy – really easy on this month’s Shopping Around the World – go mom!  She was able to combine all of her prices and items into the Homemade Dish – which is one of our favorites here at the Hotel Thompson.

Jalapeno Cornbread made with with a diced up Jalapeno (according to taste how much you throw in), cup of milk, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, 1 cup of cornmeal and shredded cheddar cheese.  We have a small iron skillet that will serve four slices of cornbread.  Mix ingredients, except for shredded cheddar cheese, and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  When done turn over skillet onto a plate and top with shredded cheddar cheese.

Black Beans with tomatoes, diced Jalapeno’s and diced red onions. So easy here – snorts.  Open store bought black beans and heat over the stove on medium heat.  Add a little chicken broth (or whatever broth you have on hand), diced Jalapenos (to taste for heat) and diced tomatoes.  When bubbles, turn down to low and stir.

When bread is ready, spoon black beans into bowl and top with more diced tomatoes.  Mom even added some cilantro into the mix this date.  A meal made for a king and queen.  Filling and hot for a cold rainy night that we seem to be having a LOT of lately.  Happy eats my friends.

Oh… and this entire meal when you break it down ends up to be around less than $6.00 for two people.

I hope you had fun my friends with this month’s edition of Shopping Around the World.  Hope to see you shopping soon!


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24 responses to “Shopping Around the World

  1. mochasmysteriesandmeows

    03/27/2015 at 1:13 am

    YUM! Your meal looks delish! Here’s our post:

    • PigLove

      03/27/2015 at 9:48 am

      Awesome. Thanks and off to visit your bloggy my friend. XOXO – Bacon

  2. wallaceandsamuel

    03/27/2015 at 1:39 am

    Bacon! Bacon! Are you there? You are NOT going to believe it! Mom FORGOT about the “Shopping Around the World” post for today!! We are LIVID! What are we going to do with her? She says she is drowning at work butt how is that our problem?

    Anyhowl, that cornbread recipe sounds deeeelicious. We need to find out what the equivalent to cornmeal is here, cos we want some of that bread!

    Have a pawsome weekend buddy!
    Wally & Sammy

    • Fozziemum

      03/27/2015 at 2:30 am

      Polenta will do the same Wally and Sammy 🙂 xx

      • PigLove

        03/27/2015 at 9:52 am

        mmm – sounds heavenly as well. XOXO – Bacon

      • wallaceandsamuel

        03/27/2015 at 10:12 am

        We thought so but weren’t sure. Hooray! Cornbread for us!!! Thanks Auntie B xxx

      • Fozziemum

        03/27/2015 at 7:14 pm

        Hahah so welcome Sammy and Wally and if ever stuck google ingredient substitute…it is a great little place for help 🙂 loves Auntie Bev xx

    • PigLove

      03/27/2015 at 9:50 am

      aaww thanks my friends. Sometimes “life” gets in the way. I understand completely so don’t you fret and give mom to much of a hard time okay. Now if it happens next month, I’ll fly over and spank her – snorts. No really… okay maybe. XOXO – Bacon

    • PigLove

      03/27/2015 at 9:49 am

      Awesome- off to visit my friend. XOXO – Bacon

  3. Fozziemum

    03/27/2015 at 2:27 am

    Bacon I am going to get my postie done later tonight as I ..yep….forgot??? what the…some co-host hey….have to go get me some new boots tonight and last night went to bed and forgot…urghh so I apologise scheduling leaves a lot to be desired….speaking of which that cornbread looks fab! must give it a try 🙂 loves Fozziemum xxx

    • PigLove

      03/27/2015 at 9:52 am

      No problems sweets – That cornbread has been perfected by mom. You should have seen her through her trials and tribulations. Me and dad have eaten a lot of cornbread until she got it down pact. Thanks! XOXO – Bacon

  4. easyweimaraner

    03/27/2015 at 3:54 am

    Bro, your meal looks super tasty… and it’s without eggs, so I’m sure we will try that too :o) hope we will find black beans in our stores, otherwise we have to paint them… sounds like a new diy-project hahahah

    • PigLove

      03/27/2015 at 9:54 am

      Snorts – there was 1 egg in the cornbread for binding. Sometimes when we don’t have eggs, mom uses a wallop of mayonnaise. Amazing either way says daddy. XOXO – Bacon

      • easyweimaraner

        03/27/2015 at 10:01 am

        mayonnaise sounds good… mom is no longer eggsided about eggs :o) but I say eggs or no eggs, gimme the whole chicken :o)

      • PigLove

        03/27/2015 at 12:14 pm

        Snorts – my mom says she would take the entire chicken too… preferably fried and extra crispy 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  5. philosophermouseofthehedge

    03/27/2015 at 9:33 am

    Bacon, paws up for that meal. That’s exactly what we often eat for a light supper – add a small green salad. Your prices are lower than ours right now. I stock up on the cans of beans when they are $.97 – but right now they are about $1.25. Can’t wait for the warm weather fresh tomatoes at the produce stands here in TX.

    • PigLove

      03/27/2015 at 12:11 pm

      I love fresh tomatoes. Once they come out, we will be shopping at the fresh market as well 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  6. Molly The Wally

    03/27/2015 at 11:18 am

    Oh my that meal looks super tasty. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

    • PigLove

      03/27/2015 at 12:15 pm

      Thanks sweet Molly. You have a fabulous day as well 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  7. Christy Paws

    03/27/2015 at 9:11 pm

    Mom loves black beans and cornbread. I had her mark my calendar so we can do this next month. It is so interesting seeing the prices.

    • PigLove

      03/30/2015 at 9:26 am

      Awesome!! It is a fun time my friend. Hope to see you next month in our Shopping Around the World. Welcome. XOXO – Bacon

  8. The Canadian Cats

    03/27/2015 at 9:40 pm

    Milk seems so cheap in Atlanta!


    • PigLove

      03/30/2015 at 9:27 am

      It can be if you buy store brand when it’s on sale. If not, OMP! Mayfield Milk which is a brand name goes for around $6.00 a gallon! Now it tastes extra yummy but $6.00 a gallon – wow! XOXO – Bacon


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