Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday Shopping

I got a great deal on the ground beef today at only $1.49 pound! I had enough to freeze in seven 1-pound baggies and I made twelve half-pound burger patties and froze those too.  

Details on Thursday... 

P.S. - I forgot to mention why I bought that funny looking jicama that you see in the photo. I'm planning to try Peggy's Jicama Fries recipe tomorrow. Post a comment if you've tried Peggy's recipe. I'd love to hear what you thought of them. You can find the recipe HERE

Friday, April 18, 2014

Menu for the week of 4/20 thru 4/26

Leftover Sausage Quiche
Leftover Enchilada Bake (if there is any)
Leftover Quick Asian Pork Stir-Fry
Out for dinner

Swiss Onion Quiche
Pot Roast
Green Beans

Tuna Muffins & Tartar Sauce

Coney Island Chili Dog Pie


Green Enchilada Chicken
Frozen Strawberry Dessert


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sprouts coming to Spring

My husband just read on our neighborhood website that they're building a Sprouts Farmers Market just down the road from here less than a mile from me. It will be right on the way to Walmart and Kroger. I couldn't find anything about it on the Sprouts website but a Google search brought up THIS Facebook page about it. Now I'm glad that I never got around to checking out the other location that's a bit of a drive from here. 

Courtesy: Sprouts Farmers Market

More clothes bargains

My husband and I went to the Treasures of the Heart charity shop together this afternoon. I didn't take any photos this time but we did VERY well. He needed something to wear to a wedding this weekend and he found two good pairs of wool trousers, a nice shirt that goes well with both of them and a tie to match the shirt. All that came to just $9.10! I bought myself a pair of blue jeans, a nightie and nine casual tops. The total for everything was just over $38.00. Jerry even said that he'd go back there with me the next time I go.

Shopping List - Week of April 13 - April 19

HEB (Tuesday):
Quart heavy cream - $3.56
Sugar free passion fruit drink mix - $1.88

TOTAL - $5.60

Food Town (Tuesday):
48 ounce cooking oil - $1.77
Colgate toothpaste @ .99 (minus .50 coupon) - $.49
Pork sausage - $1.99
Ground beef @ 1.99lb (marked down) - $6.09
2 pkgs. shredded cheese @ 2.19 each (minus .50 coupon) - $3.38
Iceberg lettuce - $.69
1 pound bag bean sprouts - $.99
Onions @ .39lb - $.64

TOTAL - $16.11

KROGER (Thursday):
18 eggs @ 2.79 (minus 10% discount) - $2.51
12 pk. diet soda @ 2.39 (minus 10% discount & .50 coupon) - $1.65
4 pkgs. shredded cheese @ 1.50 each (minus 10% discount) - $5.40
Liquid smoke - $1.49
Plastic wrap @ 1.79 (minus 10% discount) - $1.61
Heavy foil @ 1.99 (minus 10% discount) - $1.79
2 ice cream @ 2/5.00 (minus 10% discount) - $4.50
2 tubes Aquafresh toothpaste @ 1.50 each - $3.00

TOTAL - $22.61

WALMART (Thursday):
Clean Shower - $1.97
2 cans tomato paste @ .44 each - $.88
Hemp cord for
macramé - $5.00
Bead bags - $1.00
Padded mailer - $.94

TOTAL - $10.53


The ice cream was requested by my husband and it was on sale for the lowest price I've seen it in many, many years. I didn't figure this into my budget for this week, but I ended up getting a full refund today at Kroger for the two cartons of eggs that I bought last week. You see, they had cartons of 18 eggs on sale 2/$3.00 last week but they rang up at $1.99 each. For my inconvenience, they refunded the entire $3.98 that I paid. My total for this week would be $50.87 after the refund.