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Our family's goal: to eat local, fresh, wholesome and low-glycemic. On a budget, of course.

  1. $25 grocery challenge week 3 (Jan 16-22, 2010)

    by , 01-16-2010 at 02:31 PM (Living Frugal, Not Cheap)
    I surprised myself by coming in under $50 this week, even with all the snacks and the cat litter.

    eggs .99
    egg nog .99
    bagels 2.37
    pasta .99
    pasta .99
    chex mix 2.50
    cheeze puffs 1.77
    pretzels 1.58
    juice 1.77
    juice 1.77
    can tomato 2.78
    english muffins 1.99
    ice cream bars 2.99
    cottage cheese 2.44
    cat litter 4.99
    cheddar 1.50
    cheddar 1.50
    3lb onions .99
    bananas ...
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  2. $25 Grocery Challenge week 2 (Jan 10-16, 2010)

    by , 01-11-2010 at 12:08 AM (Living Frugal, Not Cheap)
    $25 Grocery Challenge week 2 (Jan 10-16)

    Working with what I still have in the fridge, and the pantry and stockpile for meals, I had a very short list this week.

    premium OJ 2.99
    premium raisin bran 3.89
    red wine vinegar 1.89 w coupon
    rice 2.99
    muffins 1.99
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    soft soap 7.5 oz .53 w coupon
    half & half 1.69 quart
    lactaid milk 4.24
    dish soap 3.28
    carrots 1.49
    carrots free
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  3. $25 grocery challenge week 1 (Jan 2-9, 2010)

    by , 01-10-2010 at 11:52 PM (Living Frugal, Not Cheap)
    $25 grocery challenge week 1 (Jan 2-9)

    This was an off week where my shopping does not accurately reflect what we really ate. Much of what I needed to buy was to replenish pantry items we had used up. I had a variety of food in the fridge from the previous week that needed to get finished up, so I was working with the extra plus a few items to complete meals.

    Groceries:
    suave 1.38
    grape juice 1.18
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  4. Nearly there (freezer challenge)

    by , 11-27-2009 at 10:24 PM (Living Frugal, Not Cheap)
    So here is where we're at:


    lamb for gyros
    puff pastry used some
    meatballs (dinner) gone
    tomato sauce (pizza) used some
    roasted tomatoes (pasta) used some
    whole tomatoes (soup) used some
    dirty rice (dinner)
    bbq beef (for bbq beans) used some
    pesto used some
    won ton wraps (chinese dumplings) used some
    choc chips
    pierogies
    ground pork (chinese dumplings) gone
    green chilis used some
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  5. Because Nobody Knows When the Freezer Will Blow

    by , 11-19-2009 at 12:13 AM (Living Frugal, Not Cheap)
    Freezer Challenge week 4 -- Thanksgiving

    This is what is left:


    lamb for gyros
    puff pastry used some
    meatballs (dinner)
    tomato sauce (pizza) used some
    roasted tomatoes (pasta) used some
    whole tomatoes (soup) used some
    dirty rice (dinner)
    bbq beef (for bbq beans) used some
    pesto used some
    won ton wraps (chinese dumplings)
    choc chips
    pierogies
    ground pork (chinese dumplings) ...
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