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And the Winners Are....

March 8th, 2015 at 07:43 am

Brown sugar, popcorn, kitty litter, mayonnaise, cat chow, vinegar, eggs, almond milk, wine and steak.

Those are the items I bought off my overflowing grocery list. The brown sugar was on sale, and I needed it for making granola and for topping my oatmeal. Popcorn was on sale and it's a great snack for me, so I never like to be without it. Kitty litter and cat chow are self-explanatory. Mayonnaise (on sale) was needed for the tuna salad. Vinegar (on sale) I use for many things, and my big bottle was empty. Needed eggs -- never want to be without them. Almond milk (on sale) to have with the granola. Wine -- because the nightly glass is a treasured ritual. Steak wasn't on the list, but it was deeply discounted and I decided to use half for a meal and the other half in my vegetable soup, to make it heartier.

Altogether I spent $40.

I did one load of laundry yesterday. ($1.50) None of the other baskets are full. I'll probably do a lot of laundry next weekend.

My kids invited me to dinner on Friday night and I didn't even see the text! In fact, I let my phone battery die, and didn't see the text till the next morning. I sent an apology and invited them for dinner here tonight, but I haven't heard back yet. If they come, I'm going to serve a "soup bar." I have vegetable beef, potato soup, and Asian vegetable, and I have the ingredients for broccoli cheese soup, which I will make if they say they are coming. I figure I'll walk to the store (get my exercise in) and buy a loaf of Artisan bread. Or, if I'm feeling particularly confident, I might try making biscuits from scratch -- though I may be too low on flour to do that.

Next week's grocery list is already topping ten. I am going to have to make more decisions next week!

5 Responses to “And the Winners Are....”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sounds like you made some good decisions regarding your list of ten. That requirement certainly keeps you on your toes! Big Grin

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I am always impressed by your ten items. Buying for 4 here that could never happen, but maybe when we are empty nesters. Your soup bar sounds fabulous!!

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Me too! The previous tenant in this flat left an amazing number of things in the cupboard, and the landlord said to use it all up. But unless I start snorting garam masala, that's not going to happen. I've been giving bags of rice to students, a bottle of rum to a friend, and using the pasta myself. It's kept my list down, but not to your admirable list.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    I like the idea of the soup bar!

  5. Kiki Says:

    I think I need to try the 10 items thing. Maybe that will be my challenge in April.

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