My grocery store now serves delivered meals from their Brookside cookhouse.
They will fix you a plate and add it to your grocery order to be delivered by Doordash. This is a new development.
What I Got Delivered Yesterday:
Since my order was placed late in the day, not many of the cooked meals were left. But I got a meatloaf meal for two with 2 sides. And another with chicken (for 1).
I cut the meatloaf meal in half and put it back in the fridge for later. The price: $12.99. If I need to I’ll freeze some of it.
And I didn’t have to go get it. I just paid Doordash $9.50 for delivery along with a tip.
My Grocery Store’s Cooked Meals Prices:
The meal I wanted was barbecued ribs with 2 sides. Their ribs are good. I know because I’ve had them before.
The price for ribs and 2 sides: $6.99. You can’t beat that. Next time I order I will call early in the day or the day before.
Their daily meals vary.
Before COVID, sometimes I’d sit in their little restaurant section and eat lunch at the cookhouse.
Other times I brought it home. The store is only 3 miles away, so the food is still hot.
I’ve decided this is how I’m going to get my meals when I’m not preparing something at home.
It’s hot and miserable out there. Plus the COVID variant is on the rise.
I eat too many drive-thru meals because it’s easy.
Plus my car is over 15 years old and I fear I will get stuck somewhere if it breaks down. This will limit my driving even more.
This is how my neighbor I took to get vaccinated gets much of her food. She’s the one who told me about our grocery store’s new delivered meals policy.
She gets her second vaccine on August 19, which I will take her to get. It’s only a block or so away from us. She has not been out since July 19. I figure if she can stay home most of the time then so can I.
I certainly don’t need to shop at Tuesday Morning every week! And I order everything else.
My Neighbor’s Car:
Her car is a 2003 Volkswagen and has about 10,000 miles on it!
So she more than beats me, as I have a 2006 SUV with 55,000 miles on it.
Before she retired, my neighbor was a long-haul truck driver. I guess she’s tired of driving at age 85.
We only recently got well-acquainted. I don’t know why we didn’t in the 7 years I lived here. She’s lived here for 25 years.
Her Son Just Lost His Home To The Wildfires In California:
They were retired and had not insured the place in a few years due to the exorbitant price of insurance there. The son and daughter-in-law got out with the shirts on their back.
In other news, the new neighbor who now lives between us is very quiet. We think she works at night. I haven’t heard a peep out of her.