Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Shopping List - Week of August 31 - September 6

Quart heavy cream - $3.56
Ice cream @ $3.50 each - $7.00

TOTAL - $10.56

2 Swiss cheese @ 1.99 each - $3.98
2 dozen eggs @ 1.19 each - $2.38

TOTAL - $6.36

12 CARBmaster yogurt @ .40 each (minus 10% discount) - $4.32
Foil @ .89 (minus 10% discount) - $.80
3 cans tuna @ .78 (minus 10% discount) - $2.10

TOTAL - $7.29

16 ounce frozen spinach @ 1.99 (FREE coupon) - $.00
Lemonade @ 2.29 (FREE coupon) - $.00

TOTAL - $.00

10 pack soap - $4.88
Panty liners - $3.88
2 12-packs diet Cherry Pepsi @ 3.00 each - $6.00
Canned whole chiles - $1.25
Coffee - $2.98
Decaf - $2.78

TOTAL - $22.99


I won't have my car on Thursday so I decided to do all of my shopping for this week today.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Product Review - LC-foods Multi Grain Sandwich Bread

I reviewed the Fresh Baked White Sandwich Bread from LC-Foods on my main website a while back and you can read that review HERE. Well, now they have a new flavor that's more like a whole meal type bread. The white bread had a slight sourdough flavor but this new bread has a more neutral flavor. I didn't care for the white bread toasted but I do like this one both toasted and untoasted. It toasts up very crisp, which makes my husband happy. The bread is a little chewy untoasted but I don't mind that. One thing that I did mind a little was that I ended up with flax seeds all over the place after slicing the loaf. They seemed to be everywhere! I got 29 slices out of the loaf. That's not quite as many as I got from the white bread but I sliced this loaf a little thicker. That's still more slices than the 25 that the label suggests though. Because the bread is so sturdy, you can easily slice it very thin if you like. They ship the bread in a special wrapper that keeps it fresh during shipping. Once it arrives, you'll need to slice it and store it in the freezer or keep a few slices on hand in the fridge.

Ingredients: Wheat protein isolates, resistant wheat starches, whole & chopped brown flax seed, vital wheat gluten, butter, coconut oil, Inulin chicory root fiber, salt, instant dry yeast, organic stevia rebaudiana leaf natural herbal extracts, natural luo han guo monk fruit, natural caramel color and natural enzymes

1 slice (1/25 loaf) = 9.5g Carbohydrate; 8.5g Dietary Fiber; 1g Net Carb

Menu for the week of 8/31 thru 9/6

Leftover Swiss Onion Quiche
Leftover BBQ Cheeseburger Pie
Leftover Chicken Lazone
Leftover Creamy Squash Casserole

Burger Scramble Florentine
Ham Quiche




Mock Rice Pudding

Chile Relleno Casserole


My menu is kind of empty for next week because my husband will be out of town for a few days. There's no sense in me doing a bunch of cooking just for myself so I'll just eat the Burger Scramble Florentine most of the week and make eggs or something else quick and easy for myself as needed.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Shopping List - Week of August 24 - August 30


HEB (Tuesday):
Shower spray - $1.97
Quart heavy cream - $3.56
Sugar free Mentos - $1.98
6 pack diet pineapple soda - $1.25
6 pack diet orange soda (marked down) - $.75
Coffee - $1.09
Ice cream - $3.50
Passion fruit drink mix - $1.88

TOTAL - $16.63

FOOD TOWN (Tuesday):
8 ounce pepper-jack cheese - $1.88
8 ounce Muenster cheese - $1.88
Jalapeños @ .69 pound - $.71

TOTAL - $4.50

KROGER (Thursday):
6 CARBmaster yogurt @ .40 each (minus 10% discount) - $2.16
18 ounce peanut butter @ 1.79 (minus 10% discount) - $1.79
18 eggs @ 2.79 (minus 10% discount) - $2.51
Chicken bouillon @ .39 (marked down/minus 10% discount) - $.35
2 12-packs diet soda @ 2.39 each (minus 10% discount) - $3.35
Celery seed @ 2.59 (minus 10% discount) - $2.33
Dry mustard @ 1.79 (minus 10% discount) - $1.61
3 lip balm - $4.12
Heavy duty foil @ 1.99 (minus 10% discount) - $1.79
10 ounce frozen spinach @ .85 (minus 10% discount) - $.78

TOTAL - $21.53

SPROUTS (Thursday):
Potato chips (FREE coupon) - $.00
Yellow squash @ 1.49 pound - $2.61
Cheddar cheese - $.00
Butterkäse cheese - $.00
Frying cheese - $.00

TOTAL - $2.61

WALMART (Thursday):
Vinegar - $.56
2 jars minced dry onion @ .88 each - $1.76
Walnuts - $3.54
Vanilla - $.98
Squeegee - $4.98

TOTAL - $12.23


 I see that I didn't mention the whole problem that I had with the cheddar cheese that I bought from Sprouts last week. Probably because the cheese was so mild, and because they only wrapped it in very thin plastic wrap, it had picked up the odors from the store which gave it a very odd flavor. It tasted so strange that I couldn't eat it. I also won't buy any more cheese from Sprouts that is wrapped that way. The cheese didn't go to waste though because Jerry ate it. He has no sense of taste so he wouldn't know how it was supposed to taste anyway. I sent an email to Sprouts about the problem with the cheese and the manager called me the other day. He said to ask for him when I shopped there this week so I did that today. He was very nice and wanted to make up for the problem that I had. He gave me a large block of the same cheddar cheese and said that I should let him know if I have a problem with it. He also let me choose a couple of other kinds of cheese free of charge. So, I got some of the frying cheese that I saw there last week and some Boar's Head Butterkäse cheese. Both of those cheeses come wrapped in shrink wrap. I tried the cheddar cheese when I got home and it had the same odd flavor but once I trimmed off some of the outer cheese, the inside tasted fine. I think that the chunk I bought last week was worse because it was a much smaller chunk and the odor had penetrated the whole thing.

While I was a Sprouts, I checked to see if they had any Coco Polo chocolate, which I'd read about at Low Carb Friends. They do have some but only one flavor, which is the dark chocolate with almonds. I would rather try the plain dark chocolate so I didn't buy any. So, it looks like Lily's Chocolate is the only sugar free chocolate that interests me from Sprouts. If you recall, I bought the plain dark bar and a dark coconut bar last week. The dark chocolate is quite nice but the coconut one was a little grainy and didn't have much coconut flavor.

I bought the walnuts to use in a cocoa powder taste test. I got some LC-Dutch Cocoa Powder from LC-Foods to try and I want to compare it with the Dutch cocoa that I buy from Penzey's. I also have some of Penzey's natural cocoa powder so I might compare all three kinds. I'm going to use my Cocoa Coated Walnuts recipe for the taste test.



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Product Review: LC-Raspberry Preserves

I just added a review of LC-Raspberry Preserves on my main site HERE

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday's Shopping

 Yes, I bought jalapeños again to make yet another batch of Charski's Bread & Butter Jalapeños. It seems like I have to make another batch about every other week or so. I wait until the chiles are on sale for 69-cents pound.

I got a call from the manager of Sprouts yesterday. He said to ask for him the next time I'm in there and he'd make up for the awful cheese that I bought there last week. We may even have a cheese tasting right there in the store.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Menu for the week of 8/24 thru 8/30

Leftover Ham Quiche
Leftover Deep Dish Pizza
Leftover Quick Asian Pork Stir-Fry
Atkins Meatloaf

Italian Ricotta Cake

Tuna Casserole
Texas Sweet Onion Pie


Roast Chicken
Creamy Squash Casserole

Chicken Lazone (using leftover chicken)

BBQ Cheeseburger Pie