Last night my 17 year old needed to go to Wal Mart and asked me if I needed anything. COOL- saves me a trip to the grocery store as I was hoping to make several batches of chocolate cookie dough tonight/tomorrow for one of my oldest son's Christmas gifts. I had everything but the Crisco (don't hate... I've tried butter- flat like a pancake!) The best cookies I've ever made had good ole' Crisco in them and I have no remorse. Stop on by anytime and I'll hook you up!
However... In order to get said Crisco purchased, you must first explain the CONCEPT of Crisco!
Me: "It comes in a tub... not sticks like butter. Kinda' like a bucket.. only not. Like "lard" but not(only, no one in my family knows what LARD is... so that was a mistake) and it shouldn't be more than about $4 dollars for the large container (remember those words.... they come back to haunt!)
Me: "Do you want me to write it down so you know what to get?"
Him: "No Mom, I'm sure I can figure it out"
A short time later...my cell phone rings.... Me: "hmmm. Can't find it?"
Him: "The all-vegetable kind?"
Me: " It's not the already packed sticks right? No? Then bring it home!"
Which he did.
This is not the moral to the story. The story is this: I passed up buying a container the day before at the grocery store because a) the small container was like $3 or more, b) those oh-so-easy-to-measure sticks were over $4.50 (has anyone else noticed they now come in package of THREE not FOUR like they used to for the same price? Kinda' like a pound of coffee that now weighs 12 oz.- but I digress) .
I figured I'd go to Wal Mart where most baking items are cheaper and come out ahead. Instead I sent my son.
This is what I was given...
Nothing abnormal... until you look at it in scale..
That's right... a 50 gallon vat of Crisco (I exaggerate... but not by much!). And that whole "shouldn't cost more that $4 or so"? Out of the $20 I gave him, I received a ten dollar bill and 2 pennies.
The moral is this.... when it's their money, they're tight as a tick. When it's yours.... anything goes.
Shop yourself and save!!
And if you need any Crisco, let me know. I'm selling it out of the back of my truck real cheap!