again,) a loaf of bread, a lb of non-organic apples ($3.50!) etc. I'm sadly feeling the need to really pinch the budget again. As the price of gas continues to rise, the price of groceries will too. Today I also found myself reading nutritional value on boxes of cereal and loaves of bread before I decided what to purchase as I remembered that being "smartly" frugal means that nutritional impact matters more than price per ounce when you're feeding little people (or anyone for that matter.)
I don't have my receipt in front of me to list everything that I got, but I think I did pretty well! We came in at $50.00 even before tax. ($55 after our nearly 10% food tax in Kansas.) I also picked up a bag of fun sized Take 5 bars and a Edy's ice cream half gallon (or whatever the actual size has shrunk to) that are not pictured. What was that I was saying about nutrition? Oh well, everyone needs a little treat now and again!
Meal time with the new little guy has been interesting, to say the least! Since I'm nursing two kids, I barely have time to eat at all! Most of my meals are spent hovering over the counter with a bowl of cereal sometimes WHILE nursing the little guy. (This explains the excessive amounts of cereal in recent posts.) I've also been feeding a lot of cereal to the girls in the morning. I'm still trying to solve the mystery of how to get three kids AND myself ready AND get everyone breakfast in the morning. So far, we can manage a bowl of cereal for the girls and a granola bar for mommy in the car on the way to school. (Does anyone have any great breakfast tips for me?)
For meals for the rest of the week, I have a few things planned. This afternoon I'm going to try a new recipe for blueberry bread. Other meals this week will include manicotti, frozen pizza, turkey sandwiches, strawberry smoothies, and cheese and onion enchiladas and whatever else I can dream up!
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