Sunday, February 03, 2008

Super Bowl Sunday! Woo hoo!

I still can't believe I set my alarm clock to wake me up early on a Sunday morning to go grocery shopping! I was afraid if I didn't get there early enough I'd be trapped by the hoardes of people shopping at the last minute (as I usually am). Chris and I set off with our grocery bags to see if they'll do as well as we thought they would. I actually had every intention of hitting the self-checkout lane but I had more stuff in my cart than I wanted to scan myself so I jumped into the nearest lane. I whipped out my bags on the unsuspecting checker-guy and he just looked at me funny for a second (I'm sure it was the bags and not ME!) and a checker-gal came by to help him bag. She asked me if I made the bags myself, to which I replied that I had, and that was that. I was surprised at how much stuff they held and how comfortable they were to carry. I did, however, feel a pang of guilt when I bought a rump roast and had to place it in a plastic bag, 'cause it was bleeding all over the place and I didn't want to nasty up my new bags! Is there another way to get around this? I am pleased to mention that they had a couple of bins of resuable bags for sale by the check-out lanes. Are they new or had I just not noticed them before?

I've got the rump roast in the crock pot for dinner and I'm going to be making hot wings and nachos to nosh on during the big game. Can't wait. In fact, pregame just started. Got to go now! Go Giants!


Mariella said...

Make a bag just for meats or other leaky items. Maybe a dark material to hide the stains and of course washable.
I love your bags and thanks for all the links! Now I have to get sewing!

margot said...

The reuesable bags at my grocery have a loop on one side that hooks over the hook that holds the plastic bags up (on the "back" side of the bag). It keeps the bag upright while you fill it and you just lift it off the metal hook when you are done.

Quilting Mama said...

I really want to start making/bringing my own bags to the grocery store, but am concerned about the weight of bags with cans and the handles ripping off.

Did your bags have any weight in them and did you feel like they were sturdy enough?

Jo said...

One thing i have done to make my market bags meat friendly is this:
in two of mine, I "recycled" an old vinyl table cloth. I cut it out just as i would for the bag itself, putting the vinyl side in. I then use this to line the bag when I want to carry meats. it is removeable, turn it inside out, wipe off well with hot soapy water, hang to dry and good to go for the next time.