Friday, March 19, 2010

Hy - Vee

The ads this week weren't overly impressive. I thought about making a few quick stops, but we're anticipating a big snow storm tomorrow. I decided we were just going to make one trip to Hy-Vee and do the best we could. This will allow us to stay home all day tomorrow instead of going out in the snow! We did go slightly over budget, but I think we'll be eatin' good this week! (It's kinda hard to tell from this picture though!)

Here is what we got:

3 bags of Ore Ida potatoes
1 box of Tyson buffalo popcorn chicken
2 Valley Fresh Steamers
2 Wanchai Ferry dinners
2 cans of HV black beans (not pictured)
2 2 liters of Coke (not pictured)
1 lb of generic flour
3 box of Fruit Loops
32 oz of Wesson Canola oil (not pictured)
1/2 gallon of Breyers All Natural vanilla ice cream
1 Jimmy Dean breakfast skillet
2 Dannon Activias
1 package of Danonino
1 gallon of hormone free whole milk (not pictured)
6 bags of generic cheese
1 brick of generic cheese
1 lb of organic baby carrots
1 package of celery
1 cantaloupe
2 lbs of strawberries

My pre-tax total was about $58. I saved about $20 with coupons, and I'm not sure how much by buying sale items. (Hy-Vee, will you please add this to your receipt???) In hindsight, in order to stick to the budget I should have cut back on the cheese. It was a good price, but not outstanding. We do go through a TON of it though. Like really, a ton. We're out of cheese every time I turn around, and ya'll see how much I buy! I also already had 3 lbs of flour downstairs that I forgot about, so I probably could have lived without the flour. Oh well! We're all doing the best we can, right?
Since the girls and I get to stay home tomorrow, I think we're going to try out a recipe for cranberry orange scones, and we're also going to make chicken noodle soup. I'm sort of over soup weather, but it looks like I don't have a choice tomorrow! We're also lucky to have a lot of fresh fruit again this week. Plus, we now have a freezer full of quick fix frozen meals -- pizza, Jimmy Dean and Wanchai Ferry Skillet meals and chicken poppers and fries. I also better be finding some reasons to use some grated cheese, so we'll probably make calzones and black bean and cheese quesadillas for our quick meals later this week!

See last week's purchase here.

See also and LifeAsMom.


  1. Sounds like a good plan to use up your bounty!
    I love having convenience foods to "save" me when I just am not up to sticking to my plans for cooking. Those convenience foods save us from take-out or eat-out and thus save a lot of $$$$$!

  2. Yes, I agree. People are so quick to poo-poo convenience food, but with our super busy lifestyle, like you said, it saves us (especially my husband) from eating out. It is a huge time and money saver, and it's STILL healthier.

  3. Thanks for linking up, Lisette! =)

  4. Great shopping trip! I know how you feel about the cheese. A few weeks ago we had driven back home from Savannah (about 4 hour drive) and my friend called to let me know about the free cheese deal at Kroger that ended that night. So what do you think I did? That's right, I got dressed and ran back out in the pouring down rain to pick up free cheese! The lengths we go to :)

  5. Great shopping trip. Enjoy your scones.


    p.s. I have a giveaway going this week. Stop by and enter.