Saturday, May 23, 2015
Planning ahead for Summer, a BIG grocery run!
A PT appointment brought me to the city yesterday afternoon, so taking advantage of my proximity to the hospital, I headed over to Dollar Tree and Aldi's-where I now do the bulk of the grocery shopping. I spent some serious $$, restocking supplies, planning ahead for Summer (Summer=no pay, and I have at least one surgery if not 2 for this Summer). I bought the following: 2 take n bake pizzas, an 18 ct TP, 8 boxes tissues, 1 gallon milk, 2 large cans chicken breast, 2 fzn OJ, 2 pkgs of kielbasa style "hotdog" size sausages and 2 sundried tomato ones, fresh broccoli crowns, 2 tubes fzn ground beef (still $3.99/lb), 4 bags fzn broccoli in cheese sauce, 4 pkgs fzn Prince Edward veggie blend, 2 bottles "splash" juice, 4 each: cannellini, black, kidney, garbanzo beans; 2 cans corn, 2 cans cut green beans, sandwich baggies, 6 12 ct pkgs of generic koolaid, 1 loaf white bread for Sunday's French toast, 2 each hamburger and hotdog rolls, 1 pkg onion rolls, 2 pkgs turkey breast (Deli meat), 1 pkg bologna, 1 tub "Boursin", several pkgs presliced sandwich cheese: Prolovone, Mozzarella, Colby Jack, Swiss, 2 bottled dressings (see separate post), 1 large can coffee (again-see post), 4 cans diced potatoes, 1 pkg imitation crab, 1 large jar apple sauce( Alas! I am down to 2 of my home canned pints of apple sauce, and one pint of tomatoes. TONS of jam and relish remain!) 2 cans black olives, 2 cans "spam", 2 cans corned beef hash, 2 4 lb bags sugar, 4 boxes marked down family size deluxe mac n cheese mixes, butter, stick margarine, low salt soy sauce, 3 lbs apples, 1 cantaloupe, 2 boxes honey nut "cheerios", "raisin bran", 2 bags each: potato chips, "chex mix", tortilla chips; 3 12 pkgs of soda, 1 box honey nut cereal,.
$185.11. Yikes! My pantry looks quite full, the freezer is happy, too-but I know that much of it is vegetables, fruit. It's NOT overflowing with meat, by any means.