Thursday, April 9, 2015

Shopping List for April 5 - April 11


FOOD TOWN (Tuesday):
12 pack toilet paper - $3.99
Toothpaste - $.99
Ground sirloin @ 1.99lb (marked down) - $2.13
Tomato @ .99lb - $.55
12 pack diet Pepsi - $3.99

TOTAL - $12.29

HEB (Tuesday):
Shower spray - $2.24
Mentos, sugar free - $2.00
2 pairs reading glasses @ 1.00 each - $2.00 (originally $17.99 each)

TOTAL - $6.75

ALDI (Thursday):
Bread - $.85
Corn chips - $.89
Colby cheese - $1.79
2 cans tomato paste @ .39 each - $.78
2 packages cookies @ 2.19 - $4.38
Steak-umms - $3.99

TOTAL - $12.68

HEB (Thursday):
Heavy cream - $3.99
Candy - $.48

TOTAL - $4.50

KROGER (Thursday):
12-pack diet soda @ 2.39 (minus 10% discount) - $2.15
2 16-ounce shredded cheese @ 2.99 each (minus 10% discount) - $5.38
2 ice cream @ 2.99 each (minus 10% discount) - $5.38
2 boxes tissue @ 1.00 each (minus 10% discount) - $1.80
Napkins @ .97 (minus 10% discount) - $.87
Peanut butter @ 1.79 (minus 10% discount) - $1.61

TOTAL - $17.59

GRAND TOTAL - $53.81 (over budget by $3.81)


The price of heavy cream has gone up once again and it was only a few weeks ago when they upped the price the first time from $3.57 to $3.79. For some reason I'm having trouble getting cream lately. The HEB that I went to on Tuesday didn't have any in stock. The store that I went to today had one left, probably because it was so far back in the cooler that nobody could reach it. It was a struggle to reach it but I was determined enough to do it.

I splurged on the Steak-umms. They were $5.99 at Aldi last week and marked down to $3.99 this week. It's a 20-ounce package. It's been ages since I last had them and like using them to make a stir-fry with bell peppers, mushrooms and onions then topped with cheese. It's like a Philly Cheesesteak stir-fry.

I went slightly over budget this week because I bought the Steak-umms.

We're going to have company for a few days so I won't be shopping or blogging next Tuesday, which is my birthday. I don't want anyone to worry about me if they don't see anything posted next Tuesday so I'm letting you know the reason now. I also won't be posting next week's menu on Friday because I don't know what or where we're going to be eating while our company is here. I was told that we would be going out to eat and not to worry about cooking. Sounds like fun, doesn't it?



  1. We had family visiting for Easter, and of course it was wonderful to see everyone, but I so missed my usual shopping/cooking/prepping routine! We're not restaurant fans to begin with, and we ate out more in 10 days than we had in the last 3 months. After nearly two weeks of salty restaurant food and eating on the run, it's nice to be back to the usual structure of wholesome, nutritious cooking. Certainly, though, it was worth it to see loved ones.

    Enjoy your company! Looking forward to reading your posts afterward. And an early happy birthday, too!


    1. Thanks, Erica. I have to agree with you about restaurants. Nine times out of ten, the food isn't worth the money spent. It will be nice though to get a break from the kitchen.

  2. Just wanted to wish you a happy birthday on the actual day. Happy Birthday, Linda! Thanks for so many great recipes and ideas and all the work you share. Hope your day is/was beautiful.


    1. Yes, I had a very nice birthday and we went out for a wonderful seafood dinner last night. Thanks again for your gift, Erica.