Friday, July 23, 2010

This Must Be Your Lucky Day

I'm ba-aaaaaaaack! It's Throwback Friday, ya'll, and we're kicking it old-school, circa Winter '10, with a trip down Grocery Store Confessional Lane.

I'm going to get right down to business, because I can hear you clamoring all the way from here.

But first, I have a disclaimer - My budget's all shot in the hiney. Silas swept in and with him, another mouth to feed. Go figure. Also? We're in the midst of significant change around here, and cooking is my Warm & Cozy. Sue. Me.

Without further ado, I give you the list!

Except I feel compelled to also point out the fact that it's a triple-digit heat index here. It's that time of year when all anyone wants to eat is watermelon and cold cereal. And salsa. And cheesecake.

It's been hotter than snot here for two weeks running and just to throw my peeps off I've served soup twice. Hey - once you've downed a piping hot bowl of minestrone, who really cares where the mercury has landed? You'll find yourself in a January state-of-mind. And you'll thank me for it.


Sweet Corn Charlie's (local produce stand)
1 dozen ears of sweet corn - $5
2 tomatoes - ??
1 vidalia onion - ??
Total: $8.00

Meijer
90 count floss thingies - 1.99
Kids Crest - 2.17
Bananas - .73
Cilantro - .69
Old Orchard Apple Raspberry frozen juice - 1.18
Diced tomatoes - 1.06
Meijer wheat bread - 1.19
Spaghetti - .48 ($1 off coupon)
Black olives - 1.49
Paper Towels - 1.49
Canned whole tomatoes - 1.49
Prego spaghetti sauce - 1.92
3 lemons - 2.00
Santitas tortilla chips, Baby! - 2.00
Suave shampoo - 2.12
Italian bread - 2.29
Caesar vinaigrette dressing - 2.67
Kix - 3.17
Cinnamon Chex - 3.29
Right Guard Antiperspirant because Cory is a deodorant diva - 3.69 (ouch)
Strawberries - 2.00
2 cans tuna - 1.18
Red grapes - 1.57
1 head red leaf lettuce - .88
2 heads ol' fool Romaine - 1.82
Bing cherries - 3.95
Baby Kosher dills - 1.99
2 limes - .50
Sausage patties - 2.19
2 boxes raspberries - 3.00
Seedless watermelon - 3.99
2 bags Lays potato chips - 3.99
2 gallons 2% milk - 4.00
Whole wheat sub buns - 2.00
Grape tomatoes - 2.00
Quaker rice cakes (2 bags) - 2.50
Eggo frozen waffles - 1.67
Subtotal - 77.04
$10 off coupon from pharmacy
Total - 67.04

Grandma's Pantry
Pearled barley - 1.25
.6 lb hard salami - 2.12
.7 lb honey smoked turkey - 3.62
.5 lb provolone - 2.08
Total - 9.07

Grand Total - 84.11

Not too impressive, right? Well, what if I told you that this will last us THREE weeks??!

It's not true, but that would be impressive, right?

As for the week's menu - I decided to keep you in suspense. I know.

Now scoot back from the edge of your seat and pour yourself a bowl of cold cereal. Do it in honor of me. And watch FNL while you munch. That's what I'll be doing in about 7 minutes.

XOXO
-Grocery Girl