Sunday, January 30, 2011
$50 a week
Hello everyone! Today I was able to get my $50 a week shopping done. I am protesting Whole Foods because of recent news which you should read about when you get the chance. So today I headed off to New Seasons to find good deals and discounts. I think I did pretty good!
$2.40 1 dozen large brown vegetarian fed free range eggs
FREE (retail $2.99) organic French baguette bread
Used my Chinook Book coupon. Sweet!
$9.95 fresh pasta made locally. Reduced price of $1.99 a box. Snagged 5 boxes today! Put in freezer for dinners later. Packaging can be used for starting seeds so I will save those. Mini greenhouses!
$4.79 Brown Rice Syrup-looking to replace horrible syrups for pancakes. Will update this later when we use it.
$5.38 per pound red bell peppers. I bought four to take home, cut up, add some onions too, and freeze for later use. Adds so much flavor to anything.
$1.26 Bulk Dried currents to use with oatmeal in the mornings. Kid's do not like raisins so hopefully they like these.
$1.26 bulk organic coconut to add to oatmeal too.
FREE (retail $1.62) feta spinach sausage link. Another Chinook Coupon. Sweet!
$4.99 Organic gallon of milk
$8.97 organic russet potatoes. They sell these in 5lb bags. 15 pounds should get us through a week or two. Cheapest price I found! And its regular price! Just do not like the plastic packaging but can recycle it. Urrr!
$3.99 12 pk of recycled toilet paper. Will last us a long time since were doing the Clothe Wipe Challenge.
$4.99 Pulled BBQ Pork. Okay okay I don't usually buy this but they had a sample of it and it was so damn yummy. I promise to recycle all packaging and learn to make it myself. PROMISE!!!
$1.49 Half n Half hormone free
Side note:The onions in the picture I bought from my neighbor Christy who bought a 50lb box of them for cheap. I snagged those large onions for only $1.
The two large mason jars you see on the right are full of honey. I also went in on a gallon of honey from Azure Standard with Christy and my friend Tanya. Paid only $10 for it. I paid $30 last month for the same amount but from Whole Foods. I saved a bundle for sure.
Also pictured is a small mason jar with pickled watermelon rinds. Christy made those and gave me a jar. OH my are they yummy! What a great way to use up the rinds. I just threw mine away last year. Not this year!
Anyways as you can see I did pretty good. Didn't have to buy any produce because I bought some from Azure Standard last week. I have some produce my friend Theresa gave me that I can use for dinners too. Thanks THERESA!!! My nieghbor Jessica gave me some homemade apple sauce which was yummy. Thanks JESSICA!!