Even though we have had temperatures in the 70's as soon as the sun goes down it gets cold fast. If you have been reading me for a while you know I do not do well in cold temperatures. Last night (Friday) I went to bed at 8:45 p.m. so it is not a surprise that I was wide awake by 4:00 a.m. I was not about to get up at that ungodly hour so remained in bed.
I have been craving menudo and Stripes breakfast tacos so as soon as daylight broke I was out the door. Bought four different kinds of tacos and some chocolate Abuelita (a popular brand of Mexican hot chocolate). Being a truck stop I was surprised that there were few people there.
Swung by the post office to pick up our mail and since Little HEB is just down the road I headed in that direction. This is a very small store and its parking lot is even smaller. I was no longer living in Del Rio when they built the new larger HEB and the plan was to close this store down. My parents told me that the people organized, petitioned, and held demonstrations to prevent its closure and they were successful in their efforts to keep it open.
The front parking lot was empty and the side parking lot had three cars so I was not sure if the store was open or not but walked in anyway. I guess the early bird does get the worm as I practically had the store to myself. All I wanted to buy was a gallon of milk, a loaf of bread, and some serrano peppers. I apologize because when I email me the pictures for some reason they shrink and I have no idea how to make them bigger so you can see the price. Anyway, serranos
remain at $1.37 lb
I was not planning on purchasing avocados
...but you know how that goes! As usual, I bought the small ones at .88 cents
each. Medium avocados were selling for $1.25
and jumbo ones for $2.50
Bananas remained the same at $.48 cents
I had heard that potatoes
were one item that had remained stable in price. I do not typically buy them unless I am headed to Terlingua where I cook them or my idea of cooking is wrapping them in foil paper and placing them in the campfire.
|15 lbs bag $3.47|
|5 lb bag $2.26|
I would later look at the Joe V's
ad (HEB's discount store in Houston) and shed a tear when I saw their price for avocados and potatoes. 😢
HEB Whole Wheat bread sells for $2.00 a loaf but with their in-store coupon, you could save a dollar if you bought two and that is exactly what I did.
Bought a couple of cookies as this store does not have as big a selection as their main store.
I had missed their Oatmeal Raisins cookies...
While I do not buy meat as I do not cook, I noticed they had placed limits on some items...
I like their black beans with no salt,
they went up a nickel to .78 cents
so bought a couple of cans.
Canned sliced peaches
were on sale for $1.68
I was not expecting to find Juanita's Hot and Spicy Menudo
but did not hesitate to take the last four cans on the shelf at $3.68
They jumped right into my cart 😁
Some HEB brands of cereal were on sale for $1.98 each bought only two as I really wanted the one with strawberries but they did not have them at this location.
Since it was early I do not think they had sold out of milk, it must be a supply chain issue. They did not have my Non-fat Milk, or 1% Milk so I had to purchase their 2% Milk
They had plenty of name-brand paper towels...
They finally got around to selling 40 bottle packets of water
previously I could only find that at Walmart but they never had anybody around to put it in the cart for me. I did not need any water at this time.
I saw these Unsalted Restaurant Style chips
so purchase one to try it out...
I ended up spending $59.81 which I don't think is too bad as I also bought frozen broccoli florets, hot salsa, foil paper, and HEB brand 1000 sheet bath tissue.
On the way home I passed by the main HEB and as expected it was already getting packed. I took this picture while driving so it did not come out very well but gasoline prices are going down for now no telling what they will be tomorrow.
|$2.989 for a gallon of unleaded|
A block away at the corner Exxon, it was going for much more...$3.249 a gallon or 26 cents more.
I got home just in time as the strong winds from the north were ushering in yet another cold front. I am sick of winter. 😭
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.