Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Week 35 of 2013

So this week I am hoping to photograph all of my purchases.

Monday, August 26th - Food 4 Less - $36.45 - 5 dozen medium eggs for $1.50 - if I had more room I would've gotten 2.

 Bountiful Baskets - $53.50 - coconut oil finally WOO HOO!!

Tuesday, August 27th, Walgreen's - $5.97 - 3 bags bbq chips
                                    Amazon order - $33.66 - 20 pkgs pasta
                                                             $8.50 - 5 boxes granola bars

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Wednesday, August 28th - Albertson's - $59.49

Target - $7.17 - almond butter


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Week 34 of 2013

Monday, August 19th - Bountiful Baskets - $16.50
                                     Walgreens - $5.98
                                     Food 4 Less - $24.48

Wednesday, August 21st - Albertson's - $53.47

Thursday, August 22nd - Zaycon - $12.50 - milk
                                      Whole Foods - $5.99 - coconut oil

Saturday, August 24th - Albertson's - $5.99 - bought pectin

Can you see all those plums that I received in my basket? I decided to make freezer plum jam because there was no way I was going to eat all those plums especially since I still had 8 from last weeks basket. This is my first time making freezer jam. I think I am going to make green chile sauce with those green chilies plus the ones I have in the freezer. I see green chile chicken enchiladas in my future. YUM!!


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Cooking up some goodies

If you know me at all you know I love to bake. Baking to me is therapy. It is very hard during the 105 plus degree weather here in the Southwest during the months of June, July, August and on into September for me to justify heating the house to bake. So in case you haven't guessed I am in need of my therapy. (Ha ha). Seriously there are so many recipes I have been wanting to try and truthfully I have baked a few because I just couldn't wait. So I will be posting some of my favorites here soon.

My hubby's sister is gluten intolerant and since I am the unofficial baker in the family I have been looking and trying out recipes to help her enjoy more of our family feasts. Here is a recent one that we will definitely make again: Pao de Queijo-Brazilian Cheese Rolls. You can find it in this book. They are so good that my youngest ate most of them within 20 hours of making them. I had to quickly grab the bag and take them to his Auntie so she could try them (there were only 6 left out of 24). By the way I ate 3 or 4 of them.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Week 33 of 2013

Monday, August 12th - Bountiful Basket - $16.50 - I really wish they would offer thier no scent coconut oil. Might have to order some from somewhere else.

Wednesday, August 13th - Amazon order - $21.86 - cocnut flour and tapioca flour for gluten free baking
                                          Albertson's - $53.08
                                           Fresh & Easy - $16.47


Friday, August 16, 2013

Technology is it good or bad?

As I type this my oldest is on the other computer playing roblox (his obsession for over 4 years), the hubby is sleeping and my youngest is enjoying watching TV as he watches videos and plays games on his ipod. Technology is a huge part of our lives. I sometimes weigh whether it is good or bad for us. Today I think it is good. Rest assured we are not total tech people. We do not own smart phones and do not access the internet on our phones. We do have several devices we use at home though. It is very helpful (but sometimes frustrating too) to be able to pull up websites on our devices and find out pricing, hours and numbers to stores not to mention answers to questions that come up in conversations. Today the best thing about technology and the internet is the connections I have been able to make due to Facebook and blogs that I have come across. Facebook has allowed me to stay connected to long term friends and keep me updated with family events throughout the country not to mention keeping me posted on community events. Bloggers I follow have enriched my life with their posts. I mean it is unbelievable to me that I can have true relationships but have never even met some of these fellow bloggers. We read each others blogs and help each other live our lives with advice, compassion and love in our comments. So I just wanted to take a moment and thank those of you that read this.

I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers,
 Philemon 1:4

Monday, August 12, 2013

Week 32 of 2013

Sunday, August 4th - Vons - $51.19

Monday, August 5th - Bountiful Basket - $16.50
                                   Target - $77.40

Tuesday, August 6th - Food 4 Less - $51.91

Wednesday, August 7th - Albertson's - $114.78

Friday, August 10th - Vons - $36.73 - $5 tp yes please, $5 for 3# strawberries yes please, and the hubby is ADDICTED to this - Mrs. Happy Homemaker recipe.

$348.51 - Okay oldest is in band camp this week and he needs all this stuff (gatorade mostly).

School officially starts on the 26th.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Week 31 of 2013

Sunday, July 28th - Albertson's  - $57.21 - meat on sale and needed soda and some produce for MIL

Monday, July 29th - Bountiful Basket - $16.50 - volunteered this week so I received a couple extra things.

Wednesday, July 31st - Albertson's - $107.26


Week 30 of 2013

Wow only 22 weeks left for the year. Next year I will only count food not toiletries too.

Monday, July 22nd - Albertson's -

Wednesday, July 24th - Albertson's - $56.64
                        Happy Birthday to my mom!!!!!!!

Friday, July 26th - Zaycon - $137.60 - 40# of 93/7 ground beef at $3.29 a pound. (Had $2 credit from referrals.)

Friday, July 26th - Smith's - $5.49 - had to pick up my free toothpaste and granola bars.

$197.73 plus - okay I lost a receipt I think I spent about $25 though