Wednesday, June 23, 2010

All You Challenge - Day 4

Today the baby and I made a stop at Aldi's. If you haven't shopped at Aldi's before, I encourage you to do so. I get a lot of fresh fruits and veggies, fresh dairy and some canned products there. The prices are unbeatable. I love how simply the store is laid out and sometimes it's just a relief to only have a few choices. I actually feel at ease when I shop there. But anyway, my trip today consisted of:

10lb bag of potatoes 1.99
1/2 gallon of chocolate milk .50
2 cans of kidney beans .59 each
2 cans of frozen oj concentrate 1.19 each
1 bag of garden salad .99
1 pkg flour tortillas .99
1 gallon of milk 1.59 (the best price anywhere!!)
2 peaches .29 each
1 plum .29
1 cucumber .49
1 dozen eggs .69 (another awesome price!)
1 lb strawberries .99
1 pint blueberries .99
2 tomatoes .99
1 whole pineapple .99
1 lb butter 1.88
1 box of ice cream cones .89
4 pk of toilet paper

My total for all of that was only 19.35! I got so much for that. I walked out with a smile on my face! After I dropped the kids off at camp this morning, I ran through McDonald's. I know, shame, shame. So I got 2 burritos for 2.00 and 1 large Coke for 1.00. For a total of 3.07 after tax. So my total for the day was 22.42. That means my total for the week is 85.18 and I have 14.82 left. I don't have any thing I need to buy, so that's good. I would like to get a carton or two of ice cream though!! I can get them for 1.50 at Meijer. Maybe Friday I'll pick some up!!

Lunch today was 3-ways with green beans and fruit salad.

Dinner was blueberry pancakes with sausage links and diced potatoes.


4 cups Bisquick mix .33
4 Eggs .23
2 cups of milk .20
1 tblsp sugar .05
4 tsp baking powder .10
2 tsp vanilla .20
1 cup of blueberries .66
1 pkg of sausage links .67 (with coupon)
3 medium potatoes .20
butter and syrup for pancakes (we use real syrup) 1.00

Total for the dinner was 3.64

I make pancakes just using the Bisquick recipe, except if you look down at the bottom of the recipe, there's directions for supreme pancakes. I made those and then add in the blueberries. I cook them on a screaming hot griddle, it just takes a minute or two on each side. I cook the sausage in a skillet and I dice the potatoes then saute them in olive oil. I leave the lid on the skillet for the first few minutes, it helps cook the potatoes better and softens them, then I take the lid off and they brown and crisp up. These potatoes are a family favorite!

Well that's it for today. See you tomorrow!

1 comment:

marycath06 said...

I have an Aldi right by my apartment but I never think to go there! I really want to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my diet. Plus it sounds like you made a steal! I'll have to stop there sometime soon