So this past weekend was full of activity. Saturday morning, Dennis (my husband) and I woke up at 5 am to drive to San Antonio. We went to pick up an order from Bountiful Baskets and do some other shopping including visiting Sprouts, Ccostco, Trader Joes and the commissary at Fort Sam Houston. From Bountiful Baskets, we ordered 2 regular baskets, 50 pounds of potatoes and over 70 pounds of Gala apples. The potatoes we are going to can. The apples we are going to can after making applesauce. Although this is only our second time going to Bountiful Baskets, I am thrilled with what we received.
Then we went to Sprouts where we bought cabbages, lemons, limes, watermelons, cous cous, wild rice, red lentils and more. All in all, I am really pleased with what we found there. We plan on making sauerkraut with the cabbages.
From there we went to Costco, where we purchased, bottled water, sugar, a 10 pound bag of carrots chicken thighs and chicken drumsticks, rotel tomatoes.
Then we went to Trader Joes where we bought several plants including dill, thyme, mint, and cilantro along with some cookies for our children and more.
From there we went to the commissary at Fort Sam Houston where our main purchase was blocks of Kraft chedder and colby jack cheese because we save money buying it there. Also, it is lactose-free which is terrific.
Once we were done at the commissary, we drove the two-hours back to Victoria and unloaded the van with the help of our children. Here is what our table looked like:
Of course, this represents only a fraction of what we actually brought home. Once we had everything unloaded and somewhat situated, we proceeded to fix the necessary items for our band concert. Once the food was finished, we dressed and loaded everything that needed to go with us – food, instruments, music stands and of course – us.
Here are some pictures from the concert:
And here are some more pictures:
And some final pictures from the concert and of the reception afterwards. All in all it was a great evening.
Then on Sunday we had graduation festivities at the church for our second son. Stay tuned on Wednesday to read more about that.
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