Showing posts from May, 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.

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.

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 pa…

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 br…

Wrinkled Ladies

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. -…

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.