Monday, May 31, 2010

GCC Shopping Round Up

You may have noticed that I skipped Menu Plan Monday this week. With the holiday weekend I just decided to wing it.

So I shopped from the recesses of my freezer and found the last package of elk burger, I made some rich golden vegetable broth from some veggie peelings and onion/garlic skins I'd been stashing in the freezer and I found a few chicken breasts. Also scavenged up some frozen melon, blueberries, rhubarb and frozen banana and we had the best smoothies this morning. The kids said they tasted like tropical starburst.

So here's what I added from the store this week....


2 boxes chocolate donuts $1
2 bags english muffins $1
2 loaves wheat bread $1
1 bag bagels/ 1 bag hoagie rolls $1


2 lbs strawberries $3.56
2.23 lbs bananas $1.29
15 lbs potatoes $1.98
TP $6.48
cheese $4.58
5 dozen eggs $5.72
2 gallons milk $3.96
2 pasta sauce $2.56
Whole chicken $4.27

Grand Total $ 38.40

I plan on a making:

Hamburger Barley Stew
Crockpot Whole Roasted Chicken
Homemade soup with my veggie broth and odds and ends of veggies and pasta with rolls.
Amish Baked Oatmeal
Pumpkin Muffins
THIS lentil taco filling to make some sort of mexican layered casserole

And I'm hoping for inspiration for the rest of the week.

Would you like to share your shopping trip? Please link directly to your post, not your homepage and please include a link back here to the Grocery Cart Challenge.


Kristy said...

I just wanted to let you know I clicked on the link for the Hamburger Barley Stew and it came up with pickled cherries lol

Heather said...

That lentil taco filling is amazing! My husband and 11 year old had no idea that there was not any meat in it.

Mary said...


I've been following your blog for almost 2 years now. You have inspired me to find ways to cut back on my grocery bill, although I don't do as well as you. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. I've implemented a lot of the ideas I've picked up here. I consider myself a fairly frugal person, but you've opened my eyes to new ways of saving. Also, just stopping by every week helps keep me motivated to do more but spend less, to reuse even more than I had been, and to look for fresh ways to live frugally.

Keep up the good work!!