Saturday, January 2, 2010

The end of the pantry challenge...

I actually wasn't really ready to end the pantry project. It was just getting good! However, I only had one cup of milk for the girls left! I knew that if I didn't go today, I had lost my chance, and I wouldn't make it for another week or so. We can't go a whole week without milk! We were pretty low on fresh fruit too, and that just doesn't work around here.

I was pretty disappointed with the sale ads once again this week. I decided to just make a single trip to Hy-Vee. I had really kind of planned on having money leftover, but we I was able to dig up some good deals and matches with coupons. Of course, no money leftover! Oh well!

Here's what we got.

36 donut holes
1 dozen Eggland's Best eggs
1 gallon of Roberts OJ
1 lb of smoked turkey breast
1 bag of Farm Rich mozzarella sticks
1 bag of Ore Ida fries
1 box of Cheez-Its
1 4lb bag of oranges
1 Earth Grains 100% whole wheat thin buns
2 big boxes of Cheerios
2 cans of black beans
2 Mussleman's healthy selects applesauce
1 package of wheat hamburger buns
1 5 lb bag of 100% whole wheat pastry flour
2 box of Kashi cookies
1/2 gallon of hormone free whole milk
1 Glade mini candle (free)
1 bottle of 7th Generation dish soap (free)
4 bottles of Coke (3 were free)
9 lbs of bananas
3 green bell peppers
6 bags of Ocean Spray cranberries
3 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breasts

My pre-tax total was right around $53.00. I saved 10% on all of the organic items, about $16.00 with coupons and $.10 for bringing two of my own bags.

We're going to try a new recipe for black bean hamburgers tonight. It also looks like I have a good deal of whole wheat banana bread and cranberry almond bars in my future! I'm going to see if I can find a good cranberry orange bread or muffin recipe, I think too. Stay tuned for a baking update!


  1. Lots of healthy foods for $53. Those cranberry almond bars look delicious.

  2. How do you ladies get all of these groceries for next to noting? It just amazes me!



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