Supermarket Success

Yes, we are happy to report that I had a successful journey to the supermarket today. News flash! I had enough money with me to cover all that I had in my cart. That is, after I put back the can of whipping cream. And after I had told the checker (after I asked her if she spoke English) that I could only buy the little azalea flowering plant (about $4.50) if I had enough money. My little happy plant is (temporarily) healthy and living in our living room. Along with the 6 still pretty roses from the other night. This supermarket adventure only took about an hour and a half of my day. I also, if you care to know, baked chocolate chip cookies and made a salmon/spinach omelette with steamed broccoli for dinner. AND washed the dishes. Yep, You could say that this was a HIGHLY successful day.

Speaking of groceries, I thought you may be interested in the cost of a few items we have purchased this week. I am not sure if you are the one doing the shopping in your house, but I can pretty much guarantee that these items do not cost as much in your neck of the woods.

cucumber: $1.78

bananas: $1.15/lb

tomato sauce (12 oz): $3.20

milk (one liter): $2.05

butter (1/2 lb): $3.13

Coca Cola Light (1.5 liter): $3.45

whole chicken (~4 lb): $18.85 (probably the last whole chicken we’ll buy!)

This is just a sample of prices we have found here.

The cool bread slicer in the grocery store.

The cool bread slicer in the grocery store.

What 388 NOK (~$50) bought me today.

What 388 NOK (~$50) bought me today.

My happy azalea and reading chair.

My happy azalea and reading chair.

Hand-mixed cookie dough with Nestles chips brought from home.

Hand-mixed cookie dough with Nestles chips brought from home.

View across the road on the way to the supermarket.

View across the road on the way to the supermarket.

4 thoughts on “Supermarket Success

  1. Not sure, Laurie, let me look at my list…..tomatoes $1.44/lb, 24 dark chocolate (70% cocoa) 10 gram mini bars (wrapped) $4.03, but that was 1/2 price after-Christmas sale, ground beef 91% lean $2.05/lb, salmon filet ~ $5.50/lb. that’s about all I can say seems to be a comparable price.

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