Monday, April 27, 2009

Shop With Me

Today after doing day 3 of the Couch to 5k program (yay me!), I went to pick up a few things at the grocery store. I confess, I'm not the best grocery shopper in the world. I'm one of the few women who probably does better when she brings her husband with her. I just wander the aisles thinking up all the cool things that I could make. Unfortunately, I usually forget an item, or I don't have time, and I end up throwing away much more food than I'd like to admit. Being that I'm going to do the envelope system this month for groceries, I thought I'd actually carry a calculator through the store with me today just to see how I did, and to try and stay under the $40 cash that I had. And I bought all of the above for less than $33!

-Skim Milk
-Whole Wheat Bread
-Whole Wheat Tortillas
-Wheat Thins Wisconsin Cheddar
-A bag of baby spinach
-2 cans cream of Chicken soup
-Baby Carrots
-Fresh Chicken Breasts
-Sour Cream
-Two Tomatoes
-Can of Fridge Biscuits
-2 Things of Strawberries

Tonight, I'm making Chicken and Dumplings for the Band, and then I'll use the veggies to make a side for the Pulled Pork I'm doing tomorrow, and then Enchiladas later this week--I'm pretty impressed with my results folks!

After running AND hitting up the grocery store, I was feeling ambitious and my plan was to portion out the crackers and cut up veggies and fruit tonight for easy access during the week. But instead, I fell asleep on the couch. Whoops.

On another note, yes, that's a vinyl tablecloth. Don't ask. I'm really not very happy about it.


  1. Impressive! I need to reign in my grocery spending and this post is definitely an inspiration.

  2. That is so impressive. I'm like you when it comes to the store - except that you seem to do much better!

    And I totally want to know about the vinyl tablecloth. Lol.

  3. Hi Meredith! Thanks for commenting on my blog. Great job on the grocery store... you got a lot of stuff for $33!

  4. Actually, I kinda like the tablecloth.

  5. Nice work chica!

    (Let's hear about that tablecloth!)

  6. Isn't it amazing how much more you save buying the healthy stuff?? I just found this out myself less than six months ago, and I haven't turned back.


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