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A little shopping

February 7th, 2011 at 05:21 pm

It started snowing again this afternoon, and my inclination was to go straight home and stay there. But I had plans... I wanted to go back to Goodwill, because I remembered there were other items in the same pattern as the bedskirts I bought... and I needed to go to the grocery store because I was almost out of cat food. So I went.

At Goodwill, there were two valances and two king sheets in my pattern. I didn't want valances, and they were too narrow to make pillow shams, which was my interest. The kingsize sheets were priced at 12.99 apiece. Too high, considering I only wanted to cut them up. So I passed on them. But while I was there I found a Giada apron for my DIL and a Purdue shirt for one of my sons. $8 for both.

Then I went to the grocery store. My 15 items this week:

A birthday card
Suave body wash -- on sale
Dish soap -- house brand on sale
Cat chow
Hershey's dark chocolate miniatures -- on sale
Green pepper -- on sale
Cream cheese -- on sale
4-pack of Activia -- on sale
Ground beef -- 3 lb. economy package
Box of 18 eggs -- on sale
Low-fat cottage cheese -- house brand
Whole wheat rotini -- on sale
Bag of clementines -- on sale
3-pack of romaine

Oops! Only 14!

Total cost: $46.23

Lunch challenge: I took leftover pancakes and a little syrup to work for breakfast. Heated them up in the microwave and they were quite good.

I took leftover pizza for lunch, but put it in the freezer when I realized someone had brought in bagels. I made a cheese bagel with veggie cream cheese my lunch, along with the craisins I brought.

For mid-afternoon break I had a chocolate cupcake, no icing.

Dinner was interesting. When I came home from the store and was putting the groceries away, I dropped the bag with with eggs in it (of course). Four eggs were cracked, so I immediately scrambled them and that was my dinner. I wouldn't normally have four eggs for dinner, but since I had a pretty carb-heavy day, it probably wasn't such a bad idea.


3 Responses to “A little shopping”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    One of the things I like to do with pancakes that make them more portable and not as messy as transporting and using syrup is to put jelly on them and roll them up like a burrito. We usually have several different jellies in the fridge so I could do lots of flavors. They taste good cold this way, too, so if there is no microwave to warm them up in, they're still yummy.

  2. Savings Queen Says:

    Hi CB,

    Loved reading your indepth list of grocery items and also that you noted the total price for the tri[. It reminds me to really think about each item I buy, not just go the store abd blindly buy.

  3. patientsaver Says:

    i've done that too...drop the eggs, crack them and then decide to immediately cook them up so as not to waste 'em.

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