Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Grocery List and pinteresting food ideas...

I have been dying to blog about food shopping for like EVER. Having been ridiculously inspired by Frugal in Florida, I've been counting down the days until it was time to make a supermarket run. Finally, that day was yesterday. Our freezer had the sufficient amount of space empty and the pantry was looking a little bare.

Normally I don't wait until things get that bad, but, for a couple of months we had been shopping for the sake of shopping. Stocking up on things just because they were on sale. Which, unfortunately led to having to throw out half-used things in order to make room. Well, that just about killed me.

Anywho.. I'm nowhere near stocked for the month. There's still more shopping to be done. Which has me feeling horrible, since I over-spent yesterday. Only by about twenty or thirty dollars, but that's a lot of money to me. I can't just shrug it off.

So.. What did I pick up?

Two pints of grape tomatoes at ninety-nine cents a pint. I loooove these.
One pound of strawberries.  $2.50
Three cans of sweetened condensed milk. 3 for $5.00
Two jars of Kosher Dill Pickles. $1.99  These are for Bratexander The Great.
Two heads of Cauliflower at $1.50 a piece.  I'd like to go back for more.
Two lbs Tropical White Cheese at $2.50 a lbs.   A splurge, but the price was amazing. It's usually twice that.

One bottle of Worcestershire sauce for $0.99 cents.
Two four-packs of Pillsbury biscuits at $2.99 per pack.
Fifteen plantains for $2.00
Three lbs of Dried Black Beans at $4.00
One round loaf of Semolina bread $2.59
One round loaf whole grain bread $2.59
One Whole Eye Round Roast for $19.43  Good Lord, that was $4.29 a lbs.
One dozen Medium White Eggs $1.39
One package of Split Chicken Breast $5.68
One more package of Split Chicken Breast $6.75
Two jars of Sofrito $4.00
One box oatmeal creme pies $1.79  Because The Brat asked nicely.

I shall try to edit later with pictures of our meager haul. All of the above totaled up to $77.60.  I normally make eighty dollars of groceries go so much further.

Stay tuned for dinner. Steak and cauliflower poppers and a random veggie.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hello Bloggy it's me again. Punky.

It's been what feels like forever since I last posted an entry. There's been a lot on my mind, and I've been thinking about airing it all out here, but I'm not going to do that today. That will wait for another day. Today I'm going to talk about how beautiful it is outside, how it's the perfect start to Imbolc, and how tomorrow we have plans to honor the Goddess in a simple but wonderful way. At this time we can't go out and buy new things, and we don't even have to.

Angel told me that because I'm the Celt, I have to be the one that comes up with a game plan. And actually, I have, tonight we're going to lay out pieces of clothing that we wish the Goddess to bless, and give our thanks to her. Tomorrow we're going to the park, we're going to walk around, asking that all the greenery quickly comes forth to give way to spring, and look for any new signs of life.

Tonight, after I've cooked, I'm going to see if there's any way to make Brighid's Wheel out of paper, and put it up somewhere. Most likely on the front door. It's not much I know, and it's not even all I'd like to do but right now it's all I have and I honestly know the Goddess will be alright with that. I think, as I always have, that Brighid is the closest Goddess to my heart, and that she'll see my good intentions and know I have a welcoming and loving openness to her.

I hope that makes sense.

PS. It really is beautiful outside. Stepping out into it put a spring in my walk, and joy in my heart.

-- Punky