Shopping Around the World

27 Jul

Thanks to everyone for another great edition of Shopping Around the World last month.  It’s so awesome to see the various prices around the world – and the pictures with recipes!

This month we are concentrating on salads and I present to you mom’s salad.  It has a little bit of everything and mom/dad eat these several times during the week as their meal at night.  Hope you enjoy it!


What you Need:

1 head of lettuce ($0.98); package of grape tomatoes ($0.99); croutons (package $1.19); shredded cheese (package $2.49); Cucumber ($0.98); sliced ham (2.49 for quarter pound); mushrooms (pack $2.49); chopped walnuts ($2.49 pack); Catalina Dressing ($1.49)

Everyone knows how to put together a salad.  What’s interesting is what people put ‘in’ their salads.  AND if this is what’s for dinner, you want the salad to be hearty.  Mom/dad eat this salad usually 3-4 times during the week, especially here in the Summer where it’s just too hot to cook anything on the stove or in the oven.

Now mom will change it up sometimes and use chicken from the night before instead of ham, or sometimes she even puts spicy pickles in the salad.  It just depends on what ingredients you have on your hand.

Mom fixes an entire bucket of salad and keeps it in the refrigerator for us at night.  And yes, even I eat salad – wouldn’t you with all of these ingredients?  Except mine doesn’t have ham – you know for obvious reasons but chicken night we all win.

When you think about the ingredients above averaging out for 2 people and 1 pig (snorts) over 4 nights, it only equals out to $3.90 for each dinner night.  Now that’s not bad at all!


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14 responses to “Shopping Around the World

  1. franhunne4u

    07/27/2016 at 4:19 am
    Here is my rice-salad, with more carbohydrates than the actual fad is happy about, but despite that the calories are moderate.

  2. onespoiledcat

    07/27/2016 at 8:01 am

    Gee that DOES look good! Mom loves to do salads in the summer time – my Dad is a salad-freak ANY time………the more “stuff” in it the better!

    Hugs, Sammy

    • Piglove

      07/27/2016 at 9:41 am

      Oh cousin – that’s what my dad says too. If mom puts more ‘stuff’ in it, he loves it. So if that’s what she needs to do for him to eat healthier, she does it. XOXO – Bacon
      P.S. And we are loving your shrimp salad! We gotta try that.

  3. The Florida Furkids

    07/27/2016 at 11:02 am

    Yum-a-roo….that looks delicious! Mom says the “stuff” in the salad is the best part!!!

    Here’s ours:

    The Florida Furkids

    • Piglove

      07/27/2016 at 12:10 pm

      Thanks sweet friends. Off to visit you now… XOXO – Bacon

  4. Tails Around the Ranch

    07/27/2016 at 2:45 pm

    Does a sprig of basil count on a store-bought pizza? It’s just too hot to cook. 😉

    • Piglove

      07/27/2016 at 2:54 pm

      Amen to that! Mom was just thinking about dinner plans. It’s way too hot! XOXO – Bacon

      • Tails Around the Ranch

        07/27/2016 at 2:55 pm

        Another reason for take-out, right Bacon?

      • Piglove

        07/27/2016 at 3:24 pm

        YES! I like the way you think. And of course, if they go out, then they need to bring me back a piggy bag. Snorts! XOXO – Bacon

      • Tails Around the Ranch

        07/27/2016 at 3:25 pm


  5. gentlestitches

    07/28/2016 at 12:04 am

    That looks good.We eat lots and lots of salad here. Sometimes I dress up leftover veg and call it salad because I can’t face cooking. It is surprisingly well received. Shhh. Don’t tell! ❤

    • Piglove

      07/28/2016 at 9:55 am

      Your secret is safe with me Auntie Sharon. I love my veggies too. XOXO – Bacon

  6. angelswhisper2011

    07/28/2016 at 3:19 am

    That is kind of salad Granny makes too, Bacon. Pawlicking good, huh 😉 Pawkisses 🙂 ❤

    • Piglove

      07/28/2016 at 9:58 am

      See we are so alike from across the world! XOXO – Bacon


This piggy would love to snort with you :)

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