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Wine, Mushroom Barley soup, and Homemade Applesauce, Oh My!

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by , 11-09-2009 at 09:59 AM (4461 Views)
Well another week under my belt, and yay for it being payday this past Friday. I was able to pay the mortgage, pay a credit card, purchase some tubs at Lowes for storage in the attic, and majorly stock up my freezer with meats. Giant was having some killer sales on fresh chicken, they individually packaged their form of "Chicken Cordon Bleu" but when we went shopping on Thursday it was after 7:00 which they always mark down their meats, and well they had chicken for 1.92 a breast, so I got as many as I could and in the freezer they went. I also stocked up on items for my Mushroom Barley Soup that I saw on the FV website for meatless dinners, and it turned out great (nice Sunday dinner). Friday we went to Walmart, which we haven't been there in quite a while and I got some sale items that I couldn't resist.

Saturday we woke to going to Thrift Stores, the CVAS (Animal Shelter Thrift Shop) was having good deals, as well as Goodwill. I puchased an Eddie Bauer Winter coat barely used for $10.00; purchased a pair of Clark slip on dress shoes for $5.00; two scarfs for $2.00; two decorative pillos for $2.50 each as well as some books and cookbooks which I can't seem to get away from.
We then went to 2 wineries in Gettysburg, Heuser Winery and Adams Winery and it was well deserved. We splurged on 2 bottles of wine, and did a tasting for $2.00 per person, sampling 8 wines and ciders. It was such a beautiful day we couldn't pass anything up. Not to mention at the Adams County Winery we got some delicious Horseradish Cheddar Cheese and Veg crackers (8.99 and 3.50) *shock* I know. As I was stuffing my face I kept thinking that if I came across that cheese in the store, no way would I have bought it for 8.99 but ok, sometimes you gotta say…just this once. We also then ended the day by going the Round House Barn, this old barn which has been turned in to a farmers market carrying their own orchard apples. I purchased a peck of Nuttany Apples for Sunday when I made homemade applesauce and froze it in containers. The Mushroom Barley Soup was delicious, next time I'm going to lighten up on the barley, I think I added to much and well yea on that one. But this weekend was great, I can hardly wait to see what the next weekend brings!!!

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