Friday, February 18, 2011

Baby Shops Chapter 2

I had about an hour and a half today with only the baby, so I made a very quick trip to Price Chopper's breakfast sale. Unfortunately, I forgot my list. Being in a hurry and forgetting my list is not my favorite situation to be in. We did ok, though. This is what I got,

6 boxes of GM cereal
1 dozen eggs
3 Pillsbury Grands
1 package of Planters trail mix
1 loaf of 100% whole wheat bread
1 big box of raisins
4 lbs of oranges
2 lbs of strawberries
2 16 oz containers of cottage cheese
a little over 5 lbs of chicken breasts
1 package of tortillas

My pre-tax total was $33.96, and I saved $39.38. I don't think this looks like $30 worth of (what I am willing to pay) for groceries! I can't imagine paying $65! I would be in a total panic trying to keep this family fed, I think! I still have about $15 left from this week and last, so I will probably make one more trip to a President's Day Sale this weekend to pick up milk and other necessities.

For dinner tonight, I'm making Mexican Crockpot Chicken. We'll all be eating at different times, but this is an easy one to keep warm and prepare whenever people are ready for dinner! I have lots of ideas for meals for the rest of the week. I'm dying to make Paula Deen's Orange Coffeecake again! I also have a ton of eggs, so I think we'll also have Melissa D'Arabian's Huevos Ranchers since they went over so well a few days ago! Other egg items like scrambled cheesy eggs and breakfast burritos are sure to make the menu. And, if I can keep my girls from eating 2 lbs of strawberries in one sitting, I'd love to make and freeze some Strawberry Shortcake Scones! I also have a new recipe for rice pudding I can't wait to try!


  1. I'm headed to check out the Mexican Crockpot Chicken. I'm trying to put together a list of crockpot meals I can reference for those nights I know I'm going to need an easy dinner.

    I know exactly what you mean about your girls eating 2lbs of strawberries in 1 sitting! I can't wait until our garden starts producing. I have to hide the strawberries so they last all day. :)

  2. Great job on your shopping trip! I can tell that cereal disappears quickly in your home. The Mexican Chicken recipe looks like a great one to add to our menu! I love how easy it is to prepare especially with working full time as well.

  3. You did great, despite the list-forgetting. The full prices on groceries are insane now. Thank goodness for coupons and sales!

    Thanks for linking up to Wednesday Weekly Shopping at Frugal Follies! See you next Wednesday!

  4. Looks good! I'm going to try the Mexican Crockpot Chicken this week - I already have all the ingredients!