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2nd Grocery Trip of the Month

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by , 06-09-2009 at 10:39 PM (1401 Views)
Spent $100.30, and I think I actually bought more for me than for the animals, for a change!

The list:

Frozen corn (2 bags) $7.98
Organic mixed veggies $2.69
Rice $8.19
Crackers (3 boxes) $12.87
Sushi (2 packages) $17.88
Organic baby spinach $3.99
Organic salad dressing $4.29
Organic Granny Smith apples (5.28 lbs) $9.45
Organic bananas (4.62 lbs) $5.04
Organic bulk granola cereal (1.08 lb) $6.47
Salted butter (1 lb) $3.49
Ready-made pie crusts (2 boxes) $8.60
Organic carrots (5 lbs) $3.49
Organic salad greens $5.99

The corn, mixed veggies, and carrots ARE for the animals!

The rice is for me. I am going to try to make an orange chicken dish, and it just wouldn't be perfect without a dish of bland white rice beside it.

The crackers are to go with the cheese I bought last week. They are Milton's brand - the BEST CRACKER IN THE WORLD!! Trust me on this one. I have to go to range again on Friday, so some of the crackers and cheese will go with me, giving me a reason to live until lunch time, at least for that one day.

The sushi is just because I haven't learned how to make it yet!! I plan on visiting Mom on Father's Day, so we can get the rice cooking, then hook up with my sister and go to the cemetary to lay some flowers on my father's grave. Mom thinks we don't visit him enough (although she doesn't know how many times I go to see him without telling her), so I thought she would appreciate it if we went there together as a family (which we have never done since his death in 1987).

The granola is to use as a topping on my frozen yogurt meals. I usually buy Nature's Path Pumpkin Flax granola in the box, and I found it in bulk, so I'm hoping it is a bit cheaper this way (not to mention more environmentally friendly as there is no packaging).

The butter is because I got lazy. I normally buy it in bulk, but it is in big ol' one pound blocks. I am going to do some baking (hopefully) this weekend and got tired of having to soften those huge bricks just to measure of 1/3 of a cup. I may even have a block or two left, but I wasn't sure, and I didn't want to get stymied in my baking for lack of butter. I know I have a couple of regular boxes of unsalted, but wasn't sure about the salted stuff.

The pie dough is insurance, in case my own attempt at dough from scratch flops. I want to try my hand at apple pie this weekend.

The salad and spinach is so I can once again have salads for dinner.

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Updated 06-09-2009 at 10:40 PM by madhen

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  1. IndigoMom's Avatar
    Ok, I read the list, I read the plans for it, and I'm still skeptical as to how much is going to be really for you.
    Good luck with the apple pie though! A pie crust is the one thing I have never learned to make. My dad taught me to cook, and he always ended up with the dough around the pin pounding the table with it...in case you're wondering - that method definatly does not work, haha.
  2. madhen's Avatar
    It doesn't help that I grew up with a mother who was known throughout the county for making the best, flakiest, most tasty pie crusts available anywhere! And they had these perfect little fluted edges, to boot. Too much pressure!

    And I think I've tried that dough wrapped around the pin method once or twice myself!!
    Updated 06-09-2009 at 11:19 PM by madhen
  3. Debbie-cat's Avatar
    Good luck with your apple pie!
  4. fixer's Avatar
    My wife lives in the shadow of her late mother's pie crust. I keep saying "It's pie, how bad can it be!". Best of luck to you. She really does make good pie crust.
  5. Luckybustert's Avatar
    Learning to make a decent pie crust is a talent that has eluded me so far, but I'm going to keep trying.....maybe one of these days I'll actually get it right! Good luck with your pie, and like fixer said....it's pie, how bad can it be?