Saturday, December 11, 2010

Under $50!

I can't believe it! I managed to stay under $50! Truth be told, as I'm creeping on 31 weeks pregnant, I've lost a lot of interest in food. Nothing at the store looked good, sounded good, etc. None of my meal ideas were anything exciting. I just kind of grabbed what I knew we needed/would serve our body's well for the week and got out of there. I still think I did pretty good though!

Here is what I picked up:

 2 Suave body washes
1 Caramel Chex Mix
1 bag of chopped walnuts
2 boxes of Honey Nut Chex
3 cans of generic corn
1 lb of generic flour
1 bag of generic brown sugar
2 cans of generic chicken broth
1 loaves of 100% whole wheat bread
1 bottle of Old Orchard juice
2 cans of Rotel
1 bag of Sara Lee bagels
1 jar of Smuckers Orchard's Finest jam
1 gallon of Blue Bell ice cream
1 big tub of Belfonte vanilla yogurt
1/2 gallon of 2% generic milk
2 bricks of generic colby jack cheese
3 package of Kraft singles
1 2 liter of Canada Dry ginger ale
3.07 lbs of pears
3 packages of blackberries
1 lb of organic baby carrots
2 package of celery

My pre-tax total was about $43.00. 

I was down in the basement last night and realized that we have enough tomato soup to eat grilled cheese and tomato soup for every meal for the test of the week.  If all else fails, the girls probably wouldn't mind. Ha! I'm also going to make homemade chicken noodle soup, whole wheat banana bread, and I hopefully will actually get to my new pumpkin pudding recipe tonight. Later in the week, I'll probably make salsa soup because we haven't had it in a really long time. It's also a great recipe for moving through some of the staples I have in my pantry. Tomato soup isn't the only thing I have an abundance of! While I'm in the mood to get using some stuff up, I think I'll use some of my fresh blackberries and frozen blueberries to make my own version of fruit salsa. I have SEVERAL tortillas that didn't get closed up and are a little crusty, so it sounds like cinnamon chips are in order too! YUM!


  1. Yum, Pumpkin Pudding, that sounds so good. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week!

  2. So cool,i wish i could this..Fresh salsa soup..You make so much good foods,i know if was eating at your table i would have open my belt so i could breath.Thank You for all you