Thursday, October 28, 2010
Total OOP = $11.85
Total saved = $0.73
My bosses wife is trying to lose weight so she cleared out her pantry. Here's what we received from that cleaning. After a little research, I am going to low-ball this and say this is a savings of $5.50.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I'm getting nervous because my total amount left for the grocery challenge seems so low. We'll see how things go.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
This seagull was hovering above a pier at Stinky Beach in Goose Island State park. The wind was so strong, it was literally not moving anywhere.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Total OOP = $14.13
Total saved = $3
We also made a quick stop at CVS so I could get some free gum and my favorite cereal.
Total OOP = $1
Total saved = $18.23 (sales and used MQs and ECBs, plus earned $5 ECB on cereal deal)
Saturday, October 16, 2010
We went out to dinner at Firebowl Cafe and had ice cream at Amy's Ice cream. Total OOP = $27.69.
Plus we bought some apples and chips at CostCo. Total OOP = 16.98 (James has really been wanting the Honey Crisp apples and this is the least expensive place to buy that many.)
Friday, October 15, 2010
I didn't have all the ingredients she used, so I had to make some changes. I also halved the recipe. Because I haven't tweaked the recipe enough to make it my own, I don't feel comfortable posting it. The changes I made involved substituting pumpkin puree for prune butter and using a real egg instead of egg substitute. I also added some M&Ms I had on hand and topped the brownies with powdered sugar.
These do not have the typical brownie texture, they are a lot smoother. I am on the fence on whether I like them or not. I think for a "healthier" version of a brownie they aren't too bad, but I would never choose them over a "real" brownie. James likes them okay, but says he can taste the pumpkin puree a little (I can't or I wouldn't even be eating them.)
Saturday, October 9, 2010
On a side note, we are doing really well on our month long challenge of being a one car family. It definitely takes some planning, and I've been riding my bike to work alot, but it's been interesting!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Total OOP = $24.94
Total saved w/ sales and Q = $7.49
Also made a quick stop at CVS. I have not been super thrilled with their ECB deals lately. Keep in mind, I only buy what I use...I don't just buy things to get ECB. I have been wanting to get the Colgate Wisps for an upcoming backpacking trip, and they finally had some ECB's associated with them this week.
In two transactions:
Total OOP = $2.21
Total saved (ECB, MQ, and sales) = $13
Monday, October 4, 2010
7 wheat pizza shells (not pictured because they were being baked at the time)
4 plain bagels
4 cinnamon-raisin bagels
17 cinnamon rolls (8 regular and 9 with raisins)
3 dozen chocolate chip cookies
1 dozen banana-pecan muffins (vegan)
5 Bacon, potato, and egg breakfast tacos
The muffins ended up being vegan because I ran out of eggs. I had some Ener-G egg substitute on hand so I just used those.
I think James will be happy when he comes home!
Monday - Tuna steaks, baked potatoes, and wheat rolls
Tuesday - Boca chicken burgers and baked chips
Wednesday - Spahetti and Peasant bread
Thursday - Sesame chicken and rice
Friday - Pizza
Saturday - Crockpot BBQ chicken and mac and cheese
Sunday - chili or some other kind of soup
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Total OOP w/ tax = $1.71
Total saved = $2.57
We also decided to stop for a totally unhealthy fry fest and shared a plate at Long John Silver's. OOP = $9.94