(Anyone read Fail Blog? It's the only other blog that Peter consistently reads. There's definitely some funny stuff there. Like this or this or this. Peter, Joel and Heather stayed up til 2am or some ridiculous hour reading Fail Blog over Christmas.)
Back to my hopelessly dry roast.
That roast was set to make an appearance as something else this week (tonight actually), so let me know if you have any ideas for resurrecting a failed pork roast.
- pork roast (from the freezer)
- green beans
- baked potato
- something using the leftover pork roast (I'm thinking pulled pork sandwiches or fajitas... something involving sauce cause of the dry-ness.)
- roast chicken
- roasted cauliflower
- mixed green salad
- bbq chicken pizza (chicken, mushrooms, tomatoes, roasted red peppers, maybe spinach)
- carrot and celery sticks with hummus and tzatziki (did I spell that right Loukia??) for dipping
- thai lettuce wraps
- soup and grilled cheese
- chicken caesar salad with homemade croutons
You may argue that driving around to all those different stores doesn't actually save any money, but in our case they're all quite close together. It's very convenient.
- lettuce ($.99ea)
- organic spring greens mix ($4.99)
- 3lbs of strawberries (3/$5.00)
- bananas ($.69/lb)
- red seedless grapes ($.99/lb)
- red peppers ($2.99/lb, this is more than I normally spend but I need them for this week)
- tomatoes ($.99/lb)
- celery ($1.29ea)
- mushrooms ($1.50)
- cauliflower ($1.99ea)
- broccoli ($.99ea)
- 8 mini cucumbers ($1.99)
PANTRY STUFF & MEAT
- 3 cans of Chunky soup (2/$4.00 then 1 free if you buy 2, so 3/$4)
- 3 bags of rice pasta for Simon (3/$5.00)
- bbq sauce ($.99)
- 2 whole chickens ($.99/lb)
- 2 cans organic tomatoes (2/$3.00)
- Ritz crackers ($5.99, I really need to start making my own crackers)
- 2 cartons of rice milk ($2.19ea, not on sale. argh.)
- 2L goat milk ($3.44, this was 50% cause it expires in 2 days, but I'll be making yogurt out of it)
- 2L organic whole milk ($2.74, 50% as well same as above)
- organic yogurt ($2.19, to use as starter)
- goat yogurt ($3.79, to use as starter)
My total was $99.45, $16.62 of which was for Simon, so $82.83 of "normal" groceries. I still have to get yogurt from one place that was out of it yesterday. It'll be $4.44, making my total for the week $103.89.
I'm aiming for $400 again this month, although I wish I could do better. I'd lvoe to be able to cut that down to under $300 for the month, but I', not sure how. We don't eat extravagantly as it is -although I like to plate things nicely!- and I won't feed my family mac 'n cheese every night (I couldn't if I wanted to -which I don't!- because of Simon's allergies. I make my own bread from scratch, am starting to make our yogurt, we eat almost no precessed foods (Peter eats the Chunky soup and, again, I really should make our crackers). I guess I could cut out some of the fresh fruit and veggies, but I think they're important.
Do any of you see areas I could cut cost? I'd love to hear it.
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