From My Mama

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  • 10 packets of Chinese Mantaothong Bitter Herb Tablet — one packet to be taken twice daily for five days when I thought I had a cold (September 2018)
  • 2 loaves of bread and 1 bag of hamburger buns (September 2018)
  • 3 lbs. of frozen jumbo shrimp (September 2018)
  • 12 lbs. of pork ribs (September 2018)
  • 2 lbs. of beef kielbasa (September 2018)
  • 5 lbs. of chicken (September 2018)
  • 2 48-ounce containers of Skippy Crunchy Peanut Butter (September 2018)
  • 2 160-count Bounce dryer sheets (September 2018)
  • 4 lbs. nectarines (September 2018)
  • 32-count pack of Babybel cheeses (September 2018)
  • 3 lbs. of Costco-brand thick-sliced bacon (September 2018)
  • 12 mushrooms (September 2018)
  • 1 lbs. broccoli (September 2018)
  • 1 lb. bag of miscellaneous nuts (November 2018)
  • 10 lbs. steak (labeled plastic-wrapped foil package; December 2018)
  • 8 lbs. pork ribs (December 2018)
  • 8 lb. pork tenderloin (labeled plastic-wrapped foil package; December 2018)
  • 12 mushrooms (December 2018)
  • 2 bunches of green onions (December 2018)
  • 2 bunches of celery (December 2018)
  • 2 lbs. raspberries (December 2018)
  • 1 cornish game hen (December 2018)
  • 5 lb. tin of Walker’s Shortbread (December 2018)
  • 6 packages of sliced porchetta (December 2018)
  • 2 48-ounce containers of Skippy Smooth Peanut Butter (December 2018)
  • 1 lb. bag of miscellaneous nuts (December 2018)
  • 2 52-ounce cans of Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts (January 2019)
  • 1 box Clorox ToiletWand Disposable Toilet Cleaning System Refills (we moved into a new house; January 2019)
  • 2 Swiffer Sweeper Dry + Wet Kits (January 2019)
  • 1 40-ounce bag of Chex Mix Traditional Snack Mix (February 2019)
  • 1 7.0 cu. ft. chest freezer (February 2019)
  • 2 whole chickens (“it’s bad luck to have a freezer that’s empty;” February 2019)
  • 12 lbs. of pork ribs (September 2018)
  • 10 lb. bag of Tyson Chicken Wings
  • 1 dish rack (February 2019)
  • 1 standing 3-wire basket display (handy for showcasing/organizing kitchen items; February 2019)
  • 2 jars of Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream (she sees the bags under my eyes;  February 2019)
  • Estes Lauder Time Zone Night Anti-Line/Wrinkle Cream (February 2019)
  • 2 jars of CeraVe Healing Ointment (February 2019)
  • Olay Regenerist Anti-Aging Serum (February 2019)
  • 2 packages of Charmin Ultra Soft Bathroom Tissue (March 2019)
  • 1 Pfister Thermoforce Showerhead (March 2019)
  • 1 large family-size bag of Nacho Cheese Dorrito’s (March 2019)
  • 2 48-ounce jars of Reese’s Pieces (April 2019)
  • 4 packs of President Aged White Cheddar with Apple Chutney Spreadable Cheese (April 2019)
  • 2 lb. London broil (April 2019)
  • 6 lb. prime rib (April 2019)
  • 2 lb. bag of Doritos (April 2019)
  • 2 30-ounce bags of fun-size Oreo Chocolate Candy Bars (April 2019)
  • 1 package of Charmin Ultra Soft Bathroom Tissue (May 2019)
  • 1 package of Kirkland Signature Premium Big Roll Paper Towels (May 2019)
  • 30-ounce bag of fun-size Oreo Chocolate Candy Bars (May 2019)
  • 1 lb. bag of Doritos (May 2019)
  • 11 lb. pork belly (she snuck this in the chest freezer somehow; May 2019)
  • 4 8-ounce packages of Hebrew National Beef Hot Dogs (June 2019)
  • 2 containers of strawberries (June 2019)
  • 1 container of blueberries (June 2019)
  • 1 lb. bag of Popcornopolis Apple Pie-Flavored Popcorn (this one still puzzles me; June 2019)
  • A dozen bottles of cleaning supplies leftover from the sale of the family gas station that she cleaned out of the garage: 2 bottles of Shout, ant spray, Pledge Multi-Surface Cleaner (June 2019; the Pledge is actually the bomb — highly recommend)
  • 2 industrial paper towel dispensers (June 2019; also from the gas station)
  • 1 lb. bag of Stacy’s Pita Chips (July 2019)
  • 2.5 lb. bag spicy Member’s Mark snack mix (July 2019)
  • 1 packages of Charmin Ultra Soft Bathroom Tissue (July 2019)
  • 1 40-ounce bag of Chex Mix Traditional Snack Mix (July 2019)
  • 1 48-ounce jar of Reese’s Pieces (July 2019)
  • 1 40-ounce bag of Chex Mix Traditional Snack Mix (August 2019)
  • 8 lbs. thick cut ribeye steak (August 2019)
  • 2 lbs. ribeye cap steak (August 2019)
  • 12 mushrooms (August 2019)
  • 12 lb. pork belly (September 2019)
  • 2 packages of Quilted Northern Bathroom Tissue (September 2019)
  • 2 bottles Olay Regenerist Anti-Aging Serum (“Are you scrubbing your face — there are a lot of spots,” she says; September 2019)
  • 1 large container of blueberries (September 2019)
  • 10 peaches (September 2019)
  • 1 mango (September 2019)
  • 6 ears of corn (September 2019)
  • 3 lb. box of Ritz crackers (September 2019)
  • 1 lb. box of oatmeal (unknown brand; September 2019)
  • 2 48-ounce containers of Skippy Crunchy Peanut Butter (September 2019)
  • 54-ounce jar of coconut oil (September 2019)
  • 2 2 lb. bags of G.H. Cretors Cheese and Caramel Corn (October 2019)
  • 1 22-ounce bag of sprouted pumpkin seeds (October 2019)
  • 1 40-ounce bag of Chex Mix Traditional Snack Mix (November 2019)
  • 1 36-ounce container of Sanders Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels (November 2019)
  • 2 2 lb. bags of G.H. Cretors Cheese and Caramel Corn (December 2019)
  • 1 2.78 lb.40 pack of Stroopwafels (December 2019)
  • 1 lb. bag of milk-chocolate-covered honey-glazed macadamia nuts (December 2019)
  • 1 40-ounce bag of Chex Mix Traditional Snack Mix (December 2019)
  • 1 1.9 lb. President Triple-Cream Brie (December 2019)
  • 1 2.5 lb. tin of Starbucks Hot Cocoa (December 2019)
  • 1 1.65 lb. box of frozen Mediterranean-style appetizers (January 2020)
  • 1 lb. box of frozen Coquilles St. Jacques (12 scalloped-stuffed shells; January 2020)
  • 1 25-ounce box of frozen French onion puffed pastry appetizers (January 2020)
  • 1 96-ounce box of Bisquick (January 2020)
  • 2 64.8-ounce box of Hershey’s Kisses Peanut Butter Cookie Mix (January 2020)
  • 1 lb. box of Godiva Molten Lava Cake Mix (January 2020)
  • 1 lb. bag of 4505 Chicharrones (January 2020)

* This is not an exhaustive list that doesn’t include cooked meals/items since I can’t remember all of items but I thought I’d start keeping track!

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