Tuesday, March 22, 2011

GCC Shopping Round Up

I made a library run today and stumbled upon all kinds of composting and gardening books. I checked out seeds at the store too and that's when I caught it...garden fever. I can't wait to get my hands in the dirt and get the beds ready to plant. I've got a good pile of compost that is ready to spread out and a few weeds to pull. I'm getting my sunny window seat ready for some seedlings and in the next few weeks the kids and I will get the garden started inside. My intention is to plant only three crops but lots of them so I can get some canning done. But the siren song of a variety of veggies has got me thinking I might start a small salad garden outside my back door. I'm trying to control myself but in my head my garden keeps getting bigger and bigger. sigh.

In between a head spinning number of activities today (curses on baseball season) I made a quick dash to the grocery store stock up for the week.


Vegetable Oil $2.44
Bulk flax seed meal $1.47
mushrooms $1.88
Soymilk $2.28
Bulk wheat bran $.13
Apples $2.36
lemons $1.92
10 lbs carrots $4.48
bananas $1.26
garlic $.88
ketchup $1.98
cheddar $4.48
yogurt $1.68
frozen strawberries $6.08
ground beef $7.59
10 lbs potatoes $2.68
5 dozen eggs $6.12
Grand Total $53.46 and I forgot my darn grocery bags again!

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Carrie said...

Thanks for the link up. I've attached your link to my site too. I also feed a family of 6 on a small budget. I think your meals are much healthier than mine however!! THANKS!

Anonymous said...

I'm newer here, so don't know if this is repetitive. I just read that when you buy bulk bags of vegies or fruit (potatoes, apples, carrots, etc.) to weigh them. They are required to have a minimum weight but you can easily find heavier weights and get more for your money!