Saturday, May 21, 2011

Daddy Cooks

We've done Daddy Shops before, and now we are embarking on a new adventure...Daddy Cooks! This is part of my grocery run for the next two weeks. My super wonderful husband is staying home with the girls the end of this week and the beginning of next week, so I can go to my best friends wedding in Florida. Isn't he great???

I may have mentioned this before, but my husband is NOT a great leftover eater. I think he's just not a huge fan of eating things more than once. I considered making a few things to leave in the fridge for him and the girls, but I really think they would have sat there and eaten McDonalds and Taco Bell every day. Not ok with mommy! I decided instead to pick up some prepared meals on sale. I know he will make those, and they're probably healthier than fast food. I was also trying to load up on some lightweight and healthy snacks to pack to take with me! I am NOT wanting to spend a fortune on food on my trip!

My total here was about $66 before tax. I saved about $50. I think I saved pretty well considering my agenda, but I was amazed at how fast everything added up! I hardly had $ for produce and dairy, so we're having to get creative for the next few days!

I did make a trip to Hy Vee for a few other things, but I didn't get a picture because I got home so late. I picked up a few half gallons of ice cream, several bags of various dried fruit and nuts, and two super delicious mangoes. YUM.

We're eating from the freezer a lot this week. I have some green rice, enchilada soup, chicken enchiladas, fish sticks and frozen pizza that we'll use to supplement this week's weird groceries. I also tried a new recipe today, Michelle Obama's favorite granola bars! I'm waiting for them to cool now. I think they are going to be DELICIOUS!


  1. Please post the granola bar recipe if you think of it.

  2. I had planned on sharing it, but it was NOT GOOD. The bars were sickeningly sweet and mine fell apart. A huge waste of ingredients.

    The recipe is here if you are still interested after my glowing review. LOL!