Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Huge Salvage Shop, Part Four

Tortillas (4)       $0.25each
Vegetarian baked beans  16oz  (2)  $0.49each
Roman beans  15.5oz  (4)   $0.49each
Wolf brand chili  15oz.  $0.49
Corn  15.25oz     $0.49
Sauerkraut   27oz.    $0.75
Paella mix      $0.69
Poppy seed dressing     $0.10
Falafel mix   (3)    $0.50each
Cake mix with frosting for RV     $0.50
Coffee 26 oz  (2)     $4.99each
Coffee  10oz. (6)     $0.50each
Lime juice  4oz.      $0.25
Sage leaves   $0.50
Low mein noodles  10oz    $0.65
Hush puppy mix       $0.35
Roasted chestnuts   (4)     $0.25each
Chocolate chip  (4).     $0.50
Vegetable broth   32oz   (2)     $0.25each
Dry pinto beans   4#       $1.29
Velveeta  2#        $4.99
Cream of chicken soup       $0.59
Sopaipilla mix        $0.59
Crackers    (3).      $0.49each

$254.76 was spent in total on this huge salvage grocery shop.

I now feel comfortable to confront whatever is ahead.  We can shelter in place again if necessary.  And for quite a few months. And yes, we went over budget.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

2020 Buying and Eating: July 16-31

The monthly allocation is spent.  We are$42.04 into the cushion.
The cushion now stands at $970.29

What We Ate:  Morocan beans and vegetables with barley.; Curried potato, pineapple, corn; Mexican pizza and potato skins; vegetable soup and noodles over mashed potatoes ,yogurt, fruit
We started low-carb on the 20th.
Marinated and oven roasted chicken, cabbage, pepperoni with cheese; Low carb chili with cheese; Low carb hotdog casserole (2); Low carb turkey sandwich with avocado and cheese and salad; smoked turkey, Brussels sprouts and artichoke hearts with Parmesan; smoked turkey sandwich with horseradish sauce and fresh fruit; North Carolina bbq pork with green beans and strawberries; leftover pork and Turkey bbq;  Italian sausage with peppers and onions and salad; chicken stir fry; ham and cheese sandwiches on low-carb bread

What We Bought:

Save a Lot:  salad greens     $1.19

Aldi:  zero net carb bread (2), onion soup mix, cucumber, blueberries, strawberries (2), heavy cream (2), cottage cheese   $17.88

Price Rite:  pork roast. (7.75#)  $5.70

Aldi:  strawberries (2), blueberries, low carb bread (2)  $12.05

Price Rite:  cucumber, lettuce, green pepper, muenster cheese, horseradish cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, fresh mozzarella cheese $10.23

Total for Groceries:   $47.05

Eating Out:

Khao Thai lunch with Angela  $15.37

Grand Total for two weeks:   $62.42


New Cushion Amount:   $907.87
Amount into the cushion for the Month:   $104.46

This was the first time into the cushion for the year.  If we had not done the huge salvage shopping we would have been under so I am ok with this.  On to August!

2020 Meal Plan: July 16-31

Vegetarian:  Moroccan beans and vegetables with barley; curried potatoes; Mexican pizza; vegetable soup and noodles over mashed potatoes


Meat:  We started low-carb on the 20th
Marinated and oven roasted chicken; Low carb chili with cheese; Low carb hotdog casserole (2); Low carb turkey sandwich with avocado and cheese; smoked turkey sandwich with horseradish sauce ; North Carolina bbq pork; leftover pork and Turkey bbq; Italian sausage with peppers and onions; chicken stir fry; Low carb ham sandwich

Vegetarian:  4
Meat:  11

Our low carb diet is evident in the numbers.  Back to normal in two days.  :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Huge Salvage Shop, Part Three

Diced tomatoes  28oz  (4)      $0.50each
Canned beans  15oz  (5)        $0.20 each
Salad dressing  (2).     $0.25each
Dry rub       $0.25
Salad dressing.    $0.10
Korean Bbq kit     $0.50
Pop tarts    32 count     $2.50
Dry milk  56.3 oz.   (2)   $3.50 each
Animal crackers.    $0.33
Dry yeast    $3.99
Bulger wheat  18oz.     $0.69
Raisins   10oz.    (3).     $0.89 each
Toastems.          ,$0.89
Quaker oatmeal.   42oz.  (2).    $1.39 each
Shortbread cookies  (3)   $0.39each
Twix fun size  10.83 oz  (2)      $1.19each
Tapioca     .65 pound     $1.76
Cream   (4).    $0.25 each
Assorted canned vegetables  (11)   $0.39each
Lentil crackers.         $0.39 each
Butterfinger fun size.       $0.99
Self rising flour  5#      (3).        $0.79 each
Chinese noodles  10 oz.     (2).  $0.39 each
Chicken stock   32 oz       $0.49
Beef stock  32 oz.  $0.69
Assorted vegetables  21 cans      $0.33 each
Beef stock  32 oz    $0.50
Spaghetti sauce   (4)         $0.75each
Natural peanut butter    (2)   $1.89 each
Lima beans, dry     20 oz    $1.50

Friday, July 24, 2020

A Huge Salvage Shop: Part Two

Beef broth   14.5 oz (3)          $0.59 each
Shelf stable milk  32 oz  (4)     $0.49 each
Beef broth  32 oz  (4).   $ 0.79 each
Cashews  8 oz    $0.99
Almonds  1#      $0.99
Tikka masala sauce    $0.59
Canned peas, beans, artichoke (5)  $0.39 each
Artichoke hearts  14 oz    $0.59
Canned cream soup. (2)  $0.59 each
Flour  5#    (4)     $0.99each
Large box snack items (102 items)   $4.00
Greek yogurt 5.3 oz. (24)    $1.00/12
Cottage cheese (2)     $1.00 each
Single serve vanilla pudding  (4).   Free
Pizza crusts, 2 count   (3)     $1.00each
Flour tortillas (2)     $0.50each
Salsa 3.8oz   (10)   $1.00
Saltines          $0.99
Crackers     $0.75
Water chestnuts (2)  $0.75
Toaster pastries   12 count     $1.35
Boil in the bag rice for RV  4 count   $0.75
Poultry seasoning      $1.00
 Diced tomatoes 14.5 oz  (4)   $0.25 each
Fish stock  15 oz  $0.99
Assorted can fruit  (8)          $0.35each
Ketchup  14 oz.     $0.10
Corn chips  1#     $1.50
Cream style corn  (2)        $0.25 each
German potato salad  (2)    $0.59each
Dried cranberries   (4).     $0.25each
Gulden's mustard  (2)  $0.10 each
Bay leaves       $0.50
Peppercorns    $0.50

Sunday, July 19, 2020

2020 Linus Project Blankets and Yarn Costs: April -June

April:

Linus Project Blankets  7
Operation Gratitude Hats:  20
Operation Gratitude NeckWarmers:  4

May:

Operation Gratitude Scarves  17
Animal Blankets   6
Linus Project Blankets  2

June

Linus Project Blanket  8
Animal Blankets  5
Operation Gratitude Scarves:  8


Totals:

Operation Gratitude Scarves.   25
Operation Gratitude Hats     20
Operation Gratitude Neck Warmers.    4
Linus Project Blankets.    17
Pet Blankets.    11

It appears I kept busy while sheltering in place.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

2020 Meal Plan: July 1-15

Vegetarian:  eggplant and pasta with sauce (2); baked potato; Asian peanut noodles;  bean tikka masala

Low Meat:  chilli spaghetti; scalloped potatoes and ham (2); bacon and lentil soup

Meat:  ham; hotdogs; tuna cheese sandwiches; leftover venison

Vegetarian:  5
Low Meat:  4
Meat:  4

I like the balance so far this month.