Shopping Around the World

24 Apr

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:

  • Spring/Summer is quickly approaching my friends on this side of the world.  On the other side of the world, Autumn/Winter is quickly approaching.  That is if Mother Nature starts playing well with others 🙂  It was suggested to post what you pay during this time of year for the month for your heating and/or air conditioning.  What temperature do you set your thermostat on?  Discuss.  Okay we keep it pretty cool here at the Hotel Thompson.  Mom likes to hang meat sometimes so daddy has to keep her in check.  Our monthly bill is a ‘flat rate’ bill.  We pay the same thing every month for 12 months.  Sometimes we use more watts than other months but it makes up the difference over the year.  We pay right at $205.00 a month in electrical – heating/air conditioning.  Our house is totally electric – no gas at all here… unless you count the gas that comes from this oinker – snorts and rolls with piggy laughter.
  • Meat.  Fajita beef.  We buy a pound package for $4.99 at the market.  It’s already cut in small slices.  All you have to do is brown.
  • Vegetable.  Head of cabbage.  When we are lucky, we can get this as cheap as $0.29 a pound.  This week though we paid $0.49 a pound.  An entire head cost us around $1.26 – awesome deal.  Have you ever eaten the core of a cabbage?  Mom highly recommends it.  It has a bit of a spicy flavor and is awesome!
  • Random Item.   A can of peanuts.  We buy the store brand for only $2.99 a can.
  • Homemade Dish.  See Below 🙂 This entire meal costs less than $5.00 for two people – and you have leftovers the next day for lunch!

  A ‘go to’ dish here at the Hotel Thompson is our version of a Chinese dish.  This is easy and takes less than 15 minutes to prepare.  It’s a huge hit!  We take the fajita beef and brown it in a skillet with a little bit of olive oil.  While that is browning, we use two boxes of the Lo Mein noodles that you can buy in the store for $0.99 each.  They come with the seasoning packs.  You open the packs, fill them with water and microwave them according to the package.  While the fajita beef is almost brown, add some chopped up cabbage and cook together.  When the Lo Mein noodles are done, pour them into your mixture of fajita beef and cabbage, add the seasoning mix packets, stir together and cover.  When the noodles have come together and the cabbage is soft but yet still has a crunch to it, top with peanuts and sesame seeds for taste.  There you go – instant meal that will please and is so delicious.  Remember to put a little back for lunch the next day.  Warms up wonderful!

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


Posted by on 04/24/2015 in Shopping Around the World


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

32 responses to “Shopping Around the World

  1. mochasmysteriesandmeows

    04/24/2015 at 1:04 am

    • PigLove

      04/24/2015 at 8:42 am

      Off to read it my friend – 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  2. evilsquirrel13

    04/24/2015 at 1:37 am

    I just got my electric and gas bill for the previous month today….


    Yes, I’m a Luddite! 😉

    • PigLove

      04/24/2015 at 8:42 am

      WOW! Mom said she would trade 🙂 Isn’t that nice of her? Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  3. Fozziemum

    04/24/2015 at 3:45 am

    Oh my how delish does that sound and look! and it is good you get a flat rate for it is a up and down all over thing..and along with mmum i am a cabbage core caulifower stem (raw0) mucher from way back..and great when you dip them in hommus 🙂 loves Fozziemum xx

    • PigLove

      04/24/2015 at 8:43 am

      Squeals – I knew you and mom were alike. She started munching on the core when she was a child and has never stopped. It’s awesome – just enough spice to it and so delicious! Others here decide to pay monthly on their electric bills so it jumps up/down. Mom went flat rate which is a lot easier to budget for. XOXO – Bacon

      • Fozziemum

        04/24/2015 at 8:50 am

        We pay monthly as you get a discount but the prices here have gone stupid..for everything..i winder what you think of my prices 🙂 i am suprised i even got my list done with the net how it the landline is dead..i kid you not and the emails triplicate…kill me now…loves Fozziemum and yes spicy cabbage core…..mmmmmxxxx

      • PigLove

        04/24/2015 at 11:15 am

        WOW! It’s crazy the problems you are having with the internet/phone lines. Do I need to come over there and oink at some people to get you fixed? Stomps hooves – you know I will. Snorts. Your heating prices are out of this world! WOW – it makes my $205 a month look like a piece of cake. It’s outrageous what we have to pay isn’t it? XOXO – Bacon

      • Fozziemum

        04/26/2015 at 8:40 am

        Yes please..still no phone..slow as treacle net..triple emails or none ??? urghhh hoing to get a tech this week..he rang while i was at the 3.30. on Friday…i said ring back in an hour and a’s nearly 11pm Sunday night…hmm and yes the heating is a pain..what to do 😦 loves Fozziemum xx

      • PigLove

        04/27/2015 at 7:09 am

        I do hope he gets out soon and fixes everything. It’s such a pain – I know!! XOXO – Bacon

      • Fozziemum

        04/27/2015 at 7:23 am

        Apparently they try and do it over the phone…so we will see..the landlines is working but one phone is stuffed so needs to be replaced far still a tad way behind..have spent my time playing with photos..urghh loves Fozziemum xxx

      • PigLove

        04/27/2015 at 7:28 am

        I think behind is my new middle name. Snorts. I’m working on several projects still from before the renovation. And one is a certain something from
        You! XOXO – Bacon

      • Fozziemum

        04/27/2015 at 7:30 am

        I understand totally..i am never going to catch up and now comments are being hidden in spam…urghh really?? loves Fozziemum xx

  4. easyweimaraner

    04/24/2015 at 5:12 am

    hahahaha… we that special gas here too… but sadly we can’t use it for heating :o)
    I must laugh as I read about the cabbage…. glad your mom made no bbq with that cabbage …. only the dolls land on the stake, right? LOL

    • PigLove

      04/24/2015 at 8:44 am

      Snorts – exactly brother! How funny. XOXO – Bacon
      P.S. And mom tells *me* I can’t have cabbage because of certain a-hum reasons. Why does she get to still eat it? Snorts

      • easyweimaraner

        04/24/2015 at 8:59 am

        bro you should check that… maybe you will turn into a gas-heater…but it probably would damage your roof top :o)

      • PigLove

        04/24/2015 at 11:16 am

        Snorts – and we all know we don’t want to damage the roof again – daddy would blow his if we did – rolls with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

      • easyweimaraner

        04/24/2015 at 11:21 am

        of course…let’s hope the guy who attacked it with a gun once is far away from you…

    • PigLove

      04/24/2015 at 8:46 am

      Off to check this out – thanks my friend. XOXO – Bacon

  5. angelswhisper2011

    04/24/2015 at 6:44 am

    That dinner looks delicious, Bacon, Granny has to make it, I’ll be her taster on this one 😉 We only have electricity too, but we don’t care, it’s much cheaper than gas. We’re glad to could join you shopping this time again. Here is our shopping list 🙂 Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🙂

    • PigLove

      04/24/2015 at 8:47 am

      Off to check this out my friend… XOXO – Bacon

  6. Midwestern Plant Girl

    04/24/2015 at 6:50 am

    That beef sounds yummy!
    Although I didn’t play, we pay about the same for the food. We have gas, but if you total those 2 we’re at $200 also for a 2000 sqft home.

  7. The Canadian Cats

    04/24/2015 at 11:56 am

    Interesting my friend. We pay less for our warmth than you do and your meal is really inexpensive. My goodness….it isn’t much to look at but I’ll bet it is delish.

    (((Shoko and Jean)))

    • PigLove

      04/24/2015 at 1:40 pm

      Snorts – it doesn’t look like much but the flavor is so yummy! It’s quick and easy – a great ‘go to’ at the end of the busy day… so says mom – 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  8. onespoiledcat

    04/24/2015 at 1:25 pm

    We’re loving this shopping thing………so much fun to see what everybody pays for stuff!

    Hugs, Sammy

    • PigLove

      04/24/2015 at 3:05 pm

      YES! Us to and now I love seeing everyone’s recipes/meals 🙂 They make my mouth water! XOXO – Bacon

  9. The Island Cats

    04/24/2015 at 7:59 pm

    Mmmmm…the mom is going to try that dish. And maybe we’ll get a little taste of the beef!

    • PigLove

      04/25/2015 at 9:14 am

      Oh yes! My mom says it’s easy and so delicious! XOXO – Bacon

  10. wallaceandsamuel

    04/28/2015 at 1:52 am

    Yum, yum, yum! That recipe is right up mom’s alley – quick and simple!
    Wally & Sammy

    • PigLove

      04/28/2015 at 10:01 am

      AND delicious! XOXO – Bacon


This piggy would love to snort with you :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: