Monday, May 19, 2008

Environmental Consciousness for the Underachiever, part 2

In an earlier post, I talked about walking places nearby, like the grocery store, the parks, the pediatrician's office, the pharmacy, and the bakery (where the almond croissants are to die for... or at least, to walk a mile for). An update on that train of thought: how much can I fit in the bottom of Ethan's strollerwhen grocery shopping? $40.00 worth of groceries, apparently. Today's trip was the most I've fit so far:

2 gallons of milk
1 box of Texas toast
1 can of olive oil Pam
1 box of rotini pasta
2 lb. block of Mozzarella cheese
1 avocado
4 bananas
1.5 pounds ground beef
1 loaf of bread
3 packages of yeast
2 cans of spaghetti sauce
1 bag of chocolate chips
36 corn tortillas
1 dust pan

What I didn't do for the environment: tell the cashier to skip bags entirely. I forgot to say anything because I was having too much fun watching Ethan flirt with her and with another nearby baby.

1 comment:

Missy said...

I find that by putting the tough stuff arond the baby (like, you know, pasta) I can fit around $75 worth of groceries in a jogging stroller. Hanging bags off the handle helps, so long as they aren't heavier than the baby. :) We've gone bottoms up before, trying to hang too much on the back, so ya gotta be careful (yay for almond croissants, btw).