Saturday, May 29, 2010

Grocery Shopping

Went this afternoon and even though some of this will be eaten before June 1 it is still from my June food budget. I have a little bit more this month for canning and processing supplies. Today I got:

1 bag pretzels
1 box kitchen garbage bags
1 bottle salad dressing
2.28 lbs grapes
2.26 lbs banana
1 pkg provolone cheese
1 triangle parmesan cheese
1 tub sherbet - my Memorial day splurge
1 loaf of bread
3.89 lbs asparagus
1 bottle laundry detergent
1 container raspberries
3 boxes Kroger brand cereal

The asparagus was $1.99 a pound so we will some for dinner and the rest will be frozen for this winter. The cereal was a close out of a family favorite. I wanted more but we only have so much storage room. The raspberries were $2 a container. I spent $43.05 but I saved $13.55 or 25%. Not my best but not bad. I will post my menu Sunday night/Monday morning.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Meal Plan Monday

I am on the ball this week with my meal planning. It has been extremely hot and humid the last couple of days so I am miserable. I have breathing issues in hot weather so I have been trying to stay inside and not heat up the house. I went to the farmer's market last Friday so I am going to incorporate those items into my meals this week. I also picked my first cabbage yesterday. Yeah it is beautiful. Back to my meal plans.


eggs, bacon and toast
boiled eggs




grilled chicken salad with french bread
chicken stir-fry
chicken, new potatoes and carrots
hot dogs and coleslaw
eating out Friday night

I should not need anything for this week grocery wise. I did some shopping over the weekend for cereal, popcorn and milk.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Farmer's Market Fun

Yesterday I went to the farmer's market for the first time this season. I was sooo excited. I took four 20 year olds with me. Why? Well with my daughter, Rachel, I took her boyfriend and their best friends who happen to be married. She had never been to the farmer's market before but wanted to start eating better. So this was a teaching visit also. She actually had more money than me - go figure. I purchased: tomatoes, green and red leaf lettuce, 1 gallon of yummy strawberries, green onions, red potatoes, beets and sugar snap peas. I have broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and kale in our garden so I didn't have to purchase those. I will be pickling beets and have already had blt's for the first time this season. I spent $24 - more than I wanted too but the strawberries looked to good. They were $12 a gallon. A little pricey for me but they are delicious.

Rachel's friend? she bought: cabbage, strawberries, green lettuce, tomatoes and feta cheese. She paid $7 for the cheese and I hope it is good. She wasn't going to purchase it but her husband was insistent. We have decided next time to leave the guys at home. ~smile~ she had to ask me what to use the cabbage for. It is so sad that alot of our young adults do not know how to use fresh ingredients. She has not been in touch with her folks for over a year now and their is no reconciling in sight. She has asked me to mentor to her. I am honored and I pray that I can teach her what needs to be taught. My daughter is becoming a good little cook so she will help also. I might invite them over for dinner where we eat food bought at the farmer's market and from our garden to see what they think.

We are making the move closer to locavores (not sure I have spelt it right). We are trying to eat within a 100 mile radius of our home. Katherine had never heard of that and was interested. We are not there yet but it is a work in progress.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Meal Plan Monday

Here it is:

Sunday, May 16 - B. cereal w/skim milk
L. ate out
D. graduation party

Monday, May 17 - B. cereal w/skim milk
L. sandwiches or leftovers
D. chicken lo mein

Tuesday, May 18 - B. pancakes
L. sandwiches
D. baked pasta

Wednesday, May 19 - B. pancakes
L. leftovers
D. fish, peas and carrots

Thursday, May 20 - B. eggs, bacon and toast
L. sandwiches
D. chicken, corn and broccoli

Friday, May 21 - B. cereal or oatmeal
L. sandwiches
D. hamburgers and broccoli slaw

Saturday, May 22 - B. eggs, bacon and toast
L. hot dogs and macaroni salad, leftover broccoli slaw
D. sausage, corn and carrots

I have already gone shopping and spent $78.53. found fish on sale, and chicken and hot dogs at a decent price.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Meal Plan Monday

ok IU know that it is Sunday night however, the menu is ready.

I am excited that I don't need to go to the store for anything but milk. Yeah !!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 9 B - cereal with skim milk
L - ate out for Mother's Day
D - spaghetti with salad

To Do: - make muffin mix - thaw sausage - prep carrot and celery sticks

Monday, May 10 B - muffins and fruit
L - sandwiches
D - sausage, corn and veggie

To Do: - take out bacon and chicken thighs - prep carrot and celery (if needed)

Tuesday, May 11 B - eggs, bacon and toast
L - sandwiches and carrot and celery sticks
D - chicken thighs, corn and veggie

To Do - soak pinto beans - thaw meat - make hamburger buns

Wednesday, May 12 B. cereal, skim milk and fruit
L. sandwiches
D. - sloppy joes, salad or veggie

To Do - make muffin mix - prep carrots and celery - thaw meat

Thursday, May 13 B. muffins
L. sandwiches with carrot and celery sticks
D. baked pasta with veggies and meat

Friday, May 14 B. eggs, bacon and toast
L. sandwiches
D. date night

To Do: - thaw chicken - make pizza dough

Saturday, May 15 B. cereal with skim milk and fruit
L. person pizzas with pepperoni and veggies
D. chicken stir fry with noodles and veggies

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Record Flooding

Yesterday and today we have experienced record rainfall. Nashville, just about 30 mins away, has had the most rain ever. Every one of the rivers that are in Middle TN have reached flood stage and higher. There are no schools tomorrow for most counties in Middle TN. As I type this it is still raining in Murfreesboro. I will update later on.