Thursday, April 8, 2010

Once a Month Shopping: Day two of two

Day two of my shopping trip proved to be just as exciting as the first day!
Below is my other freezer. This one holds mostly fruits, vegetables, treats, broths, and there's some flash freezing going on in there right now.
Some of what I bought and what's in this freezer;
bag of cherries, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, coconut, some frozen homemade cookie dough, two pans of flash freezing meatballs, a pre-made and ready-to-bake meatloaf and another one on its way down, a couple of containers of whipped topping, homemade whole wheat french garlic bread, pie shells, several bags of bone broth, pizza roll treats for the kids for mine and dh's 'date night', and that second shelf is loaded with frozen veggies- corn, green beans, green peas, brussel sprouts, speckled butter beans, squash, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, lima beans, veggie medleys, mixed veggies, and who knows what else!
But I got lucky (blessed!) and got several great deals at Kroger on frozen veggies. The store brand and the Bird's Eye brands were on sale at $1 and I had several coupons for .30 off one and .70 off two and the coupon fairy had left a few in the freezers, and I also had one for $3 off if you spend $15 in the frozen foods section. Sweet!
Back to the ole fridge:
I added more eggs for breakfast casseroles and hopefully to make up some breakfast burritos for the freezer. (Jumbo 4/$5!) There's also 2 pks of romaine lettuce, 2 to 4 pkgs of mushrooms ($1), a pack of beef fat for rendering (free), a drawer full of cheeses, one drawer full of baby carrots (.49 lb makes for perfect snacks), a drawer full of cabbage (.29 lb), and yeah, there's a little bit of a leftover mess from the meat that I used to make the meatballs with- oops!


Pantry is full again- was nearly empty!
Sugars, cornmeal, plain flour, salts, baking soda, cocoa, canned salmon, peanut butter, chocolate chips, cake mixes (got bdays coming in a few weeks), 4 or 5 kinds of beans, whole grain pasta, corn tortillas, olive oil, salsa, canned tomatoes, and yes, even some naughty cereal for "those" mornings! (remember I told you how cheap it was on the "day one" post;)
Let's go back to the meat freezer! I found ANOTHER turkey! (that's 3 if you are counting!) This was on sale for .59 lb and I had a $3 off coupon! (six dollar turkeys make you full of Thanksgiving even in April!)
I also added 2 ten pound bags of drumsticks at $2.95 each. (We ate one bag for lunch today.)
I bought about ten pounds of hamburger, making another meatloaf for the freezer, and dividing the rest for tacos or taco salads, likely.
I added some other things but I may have mixed them up on day one, not sure. (like sausage, turkey bacon, turkey pepperoni, etc)
Also, not pictured, is my side by side fridge upstairs in the kitchen!
Its loaded up!
Some of the other foods I bought;
8 cans salmon, 3 bunches of bananas, 3 boxes of raisins, one bundle of red pairs, 2 pineapples, zucchini, brocolli, cauliflower, onions, sweet potatoes, celery, spinach, turnip greens, 60lbs potatoes, 3 pkgs of whole grain bagels (less than $3 for all with coupons), canned beets, honey, molasses, 2 bundles of grapes, 4 boxes of strawberries, 2 boxes of blackberries, tomatoes, asparagus, black olives, green chillies, and I'm not sure what else!
I didn't get to buy a big box of apples this time like I usually do but hopefully we will make do with the extra fruit from the freezer.
We normally eat our fresh foods up during the first two weeks and then eat fruits and veggies from the freezers. I like to set aside extra to replenish the fresh fruits and veggies later in the month but this month, I didn't as I am hoping for some fresh food from the garden in a few more weeks. (Looks like we will have kale in no time! And maybe some romaine soon too.)
Now that my food is all here, I have another four or five weeks of not having to fret about what we will eat! Yah!
Time is precious and I'd rather spend it with my family than running back and forth to the store :-) And you wouldn't believe how euphoric everyone gets around here with all of this food in the house! hee hee hee

3 comments:

楊偉誠 said...

wonderful...................................................

Joy said...

WOW!! You never do cease to amaze me! NEVER!!
I need to do more cooking and freezing my meats, saves lots of time!

Donna said...

Now that I have the extra space (praise the Lord!), I am working on this more and more. Its been a wonderful blessing to me already this week!