Oh it’s another of my favorite days to blog – Bacon and Fozziemum’s “Shopping Around the World” where we all go shopping and compare prices on a specified list of “THINGS” !!! It’s so cool to see what the differences in prices are around the world since bloggers are EVERYWHERE and so many pawticipate in this fun event………… so “on with the show” !
Here’s what we were supposed to shop for this month AND I’ll post what I experienced while shopping:
- Seasons are changing – what do you pay for HVAC this time of year AND what temperature do you keep your thermostat set on? WELL, this one is easy – right now we are in a funny “early Spring” transitional phase. We aren’t using HVAC at all – we either have windows open or closed to take advantage of Mom Nature’s beautiful early Spring weather. Most of our days are in the high 60s/low 70s and our nights are in the 40s and 50s. If we DO turn on the heat on a rainy/damp/colder day, we set the thermostat at 70. If we have to turn on the A/C on a hottish kind of day, we keep it at 70. So this time of year we’re not paying enough to even MENTION because we just rarely need either heat or A/C!
- Favorite Meat: My Mom has 1,001 ways to make stuff from ground beef
3. Favorite Vegetable: How about potatoes? My parents ONLY buy Yukon Gold potatoes………….
4. Random Item: Our random item this month is fresh corn on the cob – another fave for a cookout…..
5. Homemade Dish including Ingredient Prices: Mom’s favorite “quick to make” dessert is blueberry cobbler (EASY PEASY)
Ingredients: Butter ( 16. oz. Lake O Lakes butter is $4.85)
Bisquick ( 20 oz. box $2.79)
Sugar (2 lb. bag $1.89)
Milk (32 oz. 2% milkfat milk is $1.79)
Blueberries (6 oz. pkg. fresh blueberries $2.99)
Recipe (just in case your mouth is watering and you must have this cobbler immediately):
6 tablespoons melted butter
1-1/4 cup Bisquick
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup milk
3 cups blueberries
Preheat oven to 350 – pour melted butter into 8 or 9 inch square baking dish. In bowl whisk Bisquick, sugar and milk and pour over the butter. Sprinkle the blueberries over the top. Bake 2-47 minutes until golden brown and serve warm (preferably with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!).
Now – excuse me while I go see what the REST of you have done with your “Shopping Round the World” posts today!!!!!!!