Monday, June 1, 2009

Shopping Round Up

I bought lots of fresh produce today and I can't wait until I can eliminate that from our budget. My homegrown organic lettuce, tomatoes, apples and basil would have knocked $6.50 off my budget this week. Can't wait until I can start harvesting some of those goodies and put those dollars toward more expensive things like meat and dairy products.

I also came home today and began to put things away in my garage freezer only to find that some munchkin hadn't shut the door properly. Lost almost all my free bananas from last week (luckily I had some stashed in the inside freezer) and had to toss some soup that I had stashed in there. I saved all the meat though. Thank goodness that I'm so lazy that the lower shelves had enough ice built up to keep that meet semi frozen. See, just another reason to never defrost.

I rest my case.

5 loaves of bread $4.70

S & S Liquidators

2 strawberries $2.50
Aussie hairspray $1.99
can of mandarin oranges $.49
8 apples $2.00
4 onions $1.00
bananas $.79
2 cans diced tomatoes $.66
1 head cauliflower $1.00
10 roma tomatoes $2.00

Grocery Outlet

Vegetable oil $2.79
garbage bags $.99
Toothpaste and mouthwash $2.29
pinto beans $.99
Bacon $1.49
3 packs of smoked sausage $2.97
Cheddar $1.99
Frozen OJ $.99
frozen peas $.79
frozen corn $.79
diced ham $.99

Gallon milk $1.98
paper napkins $1.98
Bulk cornmeal $.34
fresh basil $.98
Bulk oats $.52
Ground Beef (not pictured) $5.45
Bulk rice $.22
leaf lettuce $1.48
margarine $.78
Bobby pins $2.00
cream cheese $.88
2 lbs mozzarella $5.41
Bulk baking powder $.50
Bulk mini chocolate chips $.46

Grand Total $57.18

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Michelle @ Leaving Excess said...

I KNEW there was a good reason I was putting off defrosting the freezer! Thanks for reinforcing that for me :>)

Pug1 said...

Great shopping trip!!!! Come by my blog I'm having a GIVEAWAY!!! CHEERS! Michele

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Anonymous said...

I keep my freezer locked for that very reason. I used to let the kids have access because that is where I kept the freeze pops but stopped when it didn't get closed properly and I lost a lot of food. If you get in the habit of locking as you close (and don't let the kids have access to the key until they are old enough to understand the importance of locking) it will save in potentially wasted food.

Sonshine said...

Sorry to hear about your freezer defrosting and losing precious food. I know the feeling well when one makes that kind of discovery.

Great job with your shopping trip! :)

Hoosier Homemade said...

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