Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Shopping List for May 24 - May 30

WEDNESDAY'S SHOPPING

HEB (Wednesday):
1 quart heavy cream - $3.98
Shower spray - $2.24

TOTAL - $6.40

ALDI (Wednesday):
16 ounce shredded mozzarella - $2.99
16 ounce shredded cheddar - $2.99
3 x 8 ounce cheese @ 1.59 each - $4.77
Bread - $.85
2 packages cookies @ .99 each - $1.98
Chicken thighs @ .89lb - $3.84
4 ounce can mushrooms - $.59
Bagels - $1.69

TOTAL - $19.70

WALMART (Wednesday):
Wine vinegar - $1.46
Dish gel - $2.97
Celery - $1.14

TOTAL - $5.81

KROGER (Wednesday):
Ice cream @ 2.50 (minus 10% discount + .40 coupon) - $1.85
7 CARBmaster yogurt @ .40 each (minus 10% discount) - $2.52
1/2 gallon milk @ 1.25 (minus 10% discount) - $1.12
Frozen cauliflower @ 1.00 (minus 10% discount) - $.90
16 ounce American cheese @ 4.19 (minus 10% discount) - $3.77
Unsweetened coconut @ 1.29 (minus 10% discount) - $1.16
2 cans tuna @ .78 each (minus 10% discount) - $1.40
Peanut butter @ 1.79 (minus 10% discount) - $1.61

TOTAL - $14.33

GRAND TOTAL - $46.24

Because of the huge storm and flooding that we had here on Monday night, I didn't go out on Tuesday. Also, they're predicting rain all day for tomorrow so I did my weekly shopping today while the weather was nice.

I was disappointed to find that Aldi has finally raised the price of eggs. I was going to buy some if they were still 99-cents. But, their cheese price has gone down so I stocked up on that instead. It went from $1.79 for 8 ounces to $1.59. The 16-ounce bags of shredded cheese were also a bargain this week at $2.99.

Two weeks ago I bought American cheese at Aldi because it was so much cheaper than Kroger's. It was $2.79 vs. $4.19. As you can see, this week I bought it Kroger. Aldi's isn't very good and my husband complained that it was extremely salty. It has an odd watery consistency too. All American cheese has water as the first ingredient but I could tell that Aldi's had a lot more than Kroger's.

I bought the milk because I'll be making pancakes for my husband this weekend. I still have enough Bisquick and syrup on hand and only needed some milk to make the batter.

I've got an update on my acid reflux issue. Last week I bought a different type of over-the-counter pills from Walmart and they seem to be working much better than what I'd been using. I can't say that I've had no reflux at all but I've hardly been bothered by it. I suspect that I'd been using the other kind for so many years that it stopped being effective. The kind I have now is the generic version of Pepcid AC and it's actually cheaper than what I'd been buying. Way back when I started buying the other stuff, the knock-off Pepcid was a lot more expensive.

 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Shopping List for May 17 - May 23

TUESDAY'S SHOPPING
FOOD TOWN (Tuesday):
Ground beef @ 1.99lb (marked down) - $9.64
Pork sausage - $2.49
Italian sausage - $2.49
Cilantro - $.42
Garlic @ 2.99lb - $.45
Anaheim chile @ .99lb - $.15

TOTAL - $15.64

HEB (Tuesday):
4 green peppers @ .47 each - $1.88
Shower spray - $2.24

TOTAL - $5.86

WALMART (Thursday):
Salsa - $1.58
Toothpaste - $1.00

TOTAL - $2.58

KROGER (Thursday):
2 ice cream @ 2.50 (minus 10% discount) - $4.50
7 CARBmaster yogurt @ .40 each (minus 10% discount) - $2.52
Tissue @ 1.00 (minus 10% discount) - $.90
Kitchen trash bags @ 2.99 (minus 10% discount) - $2.69
3 8-ounce packages cheese @ 1.88 each (minus 10% discount + .50 coupon) - $4.57

TOTAL - $15.48

GRAND TOTAL - $39.56

THURSDAY'S SHOPPING




Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tuesday's Shopping

 
I'm making chicken fajitas tomorrow and the cilantro and Anaheim chile will be used to make Cilantro Pepita Dressing to go on them. I love that sauce on fajitas. The green peppers are also for the fajitas.

I got very lucky on the marked down ground beef. A woman got there just seconds before me and she was grabbing packages off another shelf. I spotted those two down below and grabbed them before she did. Close call! I got just under five pounds at $1.99lb which is better than nothing.  Food Town had no green peppers at all and their color peppers didn't look very nice. Thankfully HEB had really nice, huge peppers for 48-cents each.
 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Shopping List for May 10 - May 16

TUESDAY'S SHOPPING

FOOD TOWN (Tuesday):
Bacon - $1.77
12-pack toilet paper - $3.99

TOTAL - $6.05

HEB (Tuesday):
Quart heavy cream - $3.98
Shower spray - $2.24

TOTAL - $6.40

ALDI (Thursday):
2 packages cookies @ .99 each - $1.98
4 x 8-ounce cheese @ 1.79 each - $7.16
Bread - $.85
3 pounds onions - $.69
2 8-ounce fresh mushrooms @ .69 each - $1.38
16 ounce American cheese - $2.79
Tortilla chips - $.89

TOTAL - $15.74

WALMART (Thursday):
Fajita marinade - $1.38
Parmesan cheese - $4.48

TOTAL - $5.86

KROGER (Thursday):
2 ice cream @ 2.50 (minus 10% discount + .40 coupon) - $4.10
7 CARBmaster yogurt @ .40 each (minus 10% discount + .40 coupon) - $2.12
Peanut butter @ 1.99 (free coupon) - $.00
Parmesan cheese @ 2.99 (minus 10% discount) - $2.69
Napkins @ .97 (minus 10% discount) - $.87
Foil @ 1.99 (minus 10% discount) - $1.79
8 ounce sour cream @ .99 (minus 10% discount + .40 coupon) - $.49
Butter @ 1.99 (minus 10% discount) - $1.79

TOTAL - $14.07

GRAND TOTAL - $48.12

THURSDAY'S SHOPPING
 

I'm going to stop posting my menus at least for a while. I'm will be making very boring food for myself and I might make more high carb dishes for my husband because he won't want to eat what I'm eating. The reason is because I've been dealing with acid reflux for many years and it's gradually getting worse. It started back when I was pregnant with our son over 30 years ago. I've been taking generic over-the-counter pills for it but they're not working as well as they used to and I don't like taking them because I don't think that they're very good for me. So, I'm going to try eating mostly plain meats, eggs and cheese with very little seasoning or sauces. I'll have to stay away from diet soda, coffee and other beverages except for water and I won't eat any tomato sauce, chocolate or spicy foods that make the reflux worse. Frankly, all foods seem to cause it lately but some foods are worse than others and I can't go without food completely. All I know is that I need to do something because it's making me miserable and I can't afford to take more expensive medication for it. Surgery is out as well because I can't afford anything like that. One other thing that I might try is eating very small amounts of food spread throughout the day instead of eating three regular size meals. I read that tip for acid reflux online somewhere.
 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Shopping List for May 3 - May 9

TUESDAY'S SHOPPING

FOOD TOWN (Tuesday):
2 x laundry detergent @ 1.99 each - $3.98
Bacon - $1.99

TOTAL - $6.26

HEB (Tuesday):
4 x nasals strips @ 1.00 each (marked down) - $4.00
Chocolate chips - $1.88

TOTAL - $5.88

ALDI (Thursday):
Baking soda - $.49
Cookies - $2.29
4 x dozen eggs @ .99 each - $3.96
4 x 8-ounce cheese @ 1.79 each - $7.16
Coffee - $1.79
Decaf - $1.69
Bread - $.85
Bagels - $1.69

TOTAL - $21.92

KROGER (Thursday):
Ice cream @ 3.99 (minus 10% discount + .75 coupon) - $2.84
7 CARBmaster yogurt @ .40 each (minus 10% discount) - $2.52
Tissue @ 1.00 (minus 10% discount) - $.90
Peanut butter @ 1.99 (minus 10% discount) - $1.79
Frozen vegetables @ 1.00 (minus 10% discount) - $.90
Coconut @ 1.29 (minus 10% discount) - $1.16
2 x pork sausage @ 2.49 each (minus 10% discount) - $4.48

TOTAL - $14.66

GRAND TOTAL - $48.72

THURSDAY'S SHOPPING

I thought for sure that I would go over budget this week because I bought some things that I hadn't planned on buying. I bought a package of cookies for my husband and I bought four dozen eggs instead of just one. I didn't think that eggs would still be 99-cents at Aldi, but they were, so I bought four dozen in case the price goes up next week.

As I mentioned on Tuesday, I bought the last four packages of marked down nasal strips at HEB on Tuesday and they were only a dollar each. The regular price was $6.88 so I saved a total of $23.52 on the four packages. They were the large size ones but I tried on last night and it worked just fine. I normally buy the medium size.

 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tuesday's Shopping


 
I bought the last four marked down packages of nasal strips at HEB today. They're the large size but I'll find a way to make them work. I couldn't pass them up for the price.