Monday, May 11, 2009

GCC Shopping Round Up - So Much For This Weeks Menu

You might have read my wonderful menu plan from yesterday. I spent a good hour or two on it, late into the night last night. It has all kinds of good recipes in it. I was actually looking forward to cooking this week.

And then...

When I rolled over in bed this morning and said to my husband, "I don't want to open my eyes unless I'm going to see the beach when they open." He said, "Pack your bags." There are some definite perks to sleeping with the boss.

So I scrapped my beautiful shopping list and bought vacation food. Serious junk.

I admit, it was fun.

I found a suite big enough for the six of us at a 50% off rate. I Made sure it had a kitchen so I could cook our meals and save on restaurants, although I'm sure we'll have one celebratory dinner out. And then bought easy to prepare food. I considered taking my crock pot and the ingredients for all the meals I had planned but I'm not that hardcore. It IS a vacation. And we haven't had one for a few years. ( Some of the groceries are for the days this week that we'll still be at home. And to any bad guys out there, we have a house sitter that is a policeman. You don't want to mess with him.)

Breakfasts - cereal and milk
Lunches - Sandwiches with lunch meat and deli cheeses, fruit, juice
Dinners - Canned chili, soup, bagels

Snacks - summer sausage and cheese, fruit, chex mix bars, candy

S & S

4 packs of juice $7.96
4 bags of snack candy $5.56
6 boxes of cereal $6.00
2 small cans chili $1.18
3 cans soup $2.97
1 large can chili $1.99
2 boxes of chex bars $1.98
2 bags Starbucks coffee $5.00
2 summer sausage $3.00

Franz Bread Store

2 loaves bread and 3 bags of bagels $4.70
3 bags of hoagie rolls $4.90


Turkey Pastrami lunch meat $3.58
Turkey breast lunch meat $2.94
Swiss cheese $4.33
Margarine sticks $.69
Cheddar cheese $4.48
5 dozen eggs $3.98
Canola oil $2.03
Bananas $2.05
Bulk oatmeal $.68
Margarine $1.98
2 gallons milk $3.96
Apples $2.81

Grand Total $79.15

If you'd like to share your shopping trip this week, please link directly to your post, not your homepage and don't forget to include a link back to The Grocery Cart Challenge.


Erica said...

Awesome! Have a good trip.

WJ said...

Yea, vacation!! I would say lucky you, but it's clear that you earned it! :)

Heather Brown said...

YAY that sounds like an awesome trip!! Thanks for sharing you life experiences with us!!! Have a blessed time!!

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

Have a FANTASTIC time at the beach!!! I'm so jealous! Never had an impromptu vacation before!

Terri and Bob said...

Oooo I love spontenaeity! (I know that is spelled wrong but I am too excited to look it up!!

Miriam said...

Wow. I should try that line tomorrow morning :) Have lots of fun!!!!!! And I agree, vacation is VACATION. It's time for a break :)

Dina said...

Good for you! Happy Vacation! :)

Milehimama said...

I love that your vacation snacks include Candy. On the menu plan.


Anonymous said...

Have a great vacation!!


Maddy said...

Have a great time!

Mom of Many Messes said...

Good for you!!! Hope you all have a very enjoyable week.

Leslie said...

How Awesome to just roll over and get your time ask for a new car!! Hope you have a wonderful time and take lots of pics!

Michelle @ Leaving Excess said...


Amanda said...

Have a wonderful, and well deserved vacation!

Jennifer said...

That sounds so fun! Have a great time!

jonceramic said...

Enjoy your vacation!!!!

I wonder how you got such a great deal? Maybe you'll tell us later.

Elder Family said...

A trip to the beach is worth scrapping the meal plan. I spent a few days on the beach last week with family and have such a better attitude than I had been sporting lately.

Jennifer said...

Oh how I wish we lived close enough to the beach to do something like that. Have a great time, you deserve it!

Michelle in Orygun said...

Woo-Hoo! Hooray for vacations! I hope you have a fabulous week! I am, of course, a teeny bit jealous, but I am sincerely glad that you get to go, and at half price too!

Anonymous said...

We just spent time last week at Westport and we are going to Longbeach in June!! Have fun!!

Mrs. Querido said...

LOL...I love your comment about there being perks to sleeping with the boss...LOL!

I am so not a spontaneous person, so that would have created some anxiety for me...but then I would have gotten over myself and rolled with it.

Have fun!

The Halton Mom said...

Gayle, GCC continues to be my favorite blog. The fact is I got into blogs b/c of the giveaways. But I just love reading your blog giveaways or not. I hope you have a great vacation you deserve it! Have fun and be safe!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Gayle,
I am sure you all had a wonderful time. This is the same way I do groceries for camping or boating. Relax and have fun. You are amazing with all your helpful tips. Berdie