Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wednesday night adventures

I can't tell you how many awesome things happened this week... but probably the highlight? Doing our first HUGE Jungle Jim's grocery-shopping trip together. We go there all the time for odds and ends and on random Friday nights, but have never done a full trip. It was awesome...and we didn't spend nearly as much as we thought we would! Before that though, we went to a cute little local diner that we'd never been too for some grub.

{Funny story}...right when I got home Caleb said he'd cook up some pork chops. He used an old cast iron skillet my grandma gave me (its amazing) and a bunch of random seasonings. Well, the chops were abnormally thick, like...it was weird. Then he starts complaining about how the fan above the stove doesn't actually suck in any smoke and just blows air around. All of a sudden, like clockwork, there goes our fire alarm... SERIOUSLY?! It took us about 5 minutes to get it to turn off...and he said "Forget this, we're going out.".... I've never loved you more, babe. Just kidding, but this gal does love weeknight dinner dates. So anyway, we ended up at a cute diner, then grocery shopping for about 2 hours. It was the perfect Wednesday night.

Pretty much everyone needs a Jungle Jim's in their town. It truly makes grocery shopping more fun. It's seriously an adventure, every time we go in!

I'm also really excited to say we bought a TON of food for a meal plan I've been working on! I plan on taking full advantage of my crock pot in the next couple weeks!

Smile, friends!!! It's almost the weekend!

9 comments:

  1. You know we love a good Jungle Jim's date too :) We stop in there a lot after the gym since we're in that part of town and I never get tired of exploring. Can't wait to hear/see what you make in the crockpot!

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  2. Jungle Jim's is such a magical place. In fact, Wheat and I are even considering it for our reception! Yay to crock pots for being super awesome and easy!

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  3. What a fun night! I LOVE JJ! The first time we went there we had to be there for a couple of hours just walking around! Of course we never plan ahead to actually buy anything :( I am hoping to take a weekend this summer/fall and head down there!

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  4. I have never been to Jungle Jim's, but I've heard of it. Sounds fun!

    We are celebrating our Thursday with no school for the boys--ice day is keeping them home. Grandma S. gets to hang out with two extra cherubs today!

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  5. Every time I read your blog posts, I feel your positive, enthusiastic vibes through your writing style! You are always so optimistic and the fact that you get excited about diner date nights & grocery shopping shows what an awesome person you are. Just letting you know that I've been reading your blog forever and I just can't get enough. You're amazing! :)

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  6. Phew I'm glad I've gotten to experience jungle jims at least once since they are none near me! I can't wait to see what you make in your crock pot!!!

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  7. Oh, I love throwing in the towel on eating in, and then going out instead…cooking is overrated;)

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  8. I love Jungle Jim's!! I've never done a big shopping trip there, but I love going just to go! It's such a neat store.

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  9. I love the "Forget this, let's go get food." :)

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