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Mid Month Update

May 15th, 2022 at 10:20 pm

I went to the grocery store yesterday for a few things. My favorite International Delight coffee creamer was on a great sale, so I stocked up. I bought 2 of the large, half gallon size on sale for $4.99 each. The regular price is $6.49. The expiration date isn’t until October so they will keep.

  

The price of eggs went up again. An 18 count of large size, store brand eggs is now priced at $4.45. The price just 2 weeks ago was $4.29.  I continue to buy these for just .99 cents using my club card points. I hope they continue to offer this. 

 

I picked up 3 bags of shredded cheese on sale for $1.99 each if you buy 3, regular price is $2.39. I needed cheese for some meal plans, including lasagna, and some cheesy corn grits. I also bought a loaf of bread for $1.99.

 

In total I spent $18.93 with a savings of $7.66, not too bad. Careful grocery shopping and spending is a necessity for me these days.

 

I received some great items from this month’s senior center food distribution. A 5 lb. bag of flour, 2 bags of fresh apples, and a 2 lb. bag of Kanza Corn, corn grits. Apples are my favorite fruit and I usually eat one a day, so this was such a treat. I made some biscuits from scratch (my first attempt) and they turned out delicious! Thanks, Rob62521 for your biscuit recipe suggestion and the tip on how to best store flour. I don’t bake a lot so I never buy flour, but this gift will not go to waste!

 

There is a recipe on the bag of corn grits for Baked Corn Grits and Cheese that I will be making this week. I have also been using up other things I have received from the senior center. I made an applesauce cake to use up some individual snack cups of applesauce and a box of white cake mix. This cake was moist and very flavorful without being overly sweet. Very good.  

 

I have a lot of peanut butter and oatmeal to use up, so I have been researching some recipes on different things to bake with these.

  

I went out to lunch with some friends today, it was nice to get together and enjoy a fun afternoon.  

 

We have begun to plan a family vacation for September, the first vacation in many years. There is a popular beach destination that is only about a 3-hour drive away, so we decided to go there. Something to look forward to and an easy drive to get there.

 

Not much else happening. The weather has been hot and muggy the last few days with rain off and on and more rain and possible thunderstorms expected tomorrow. Sounds like a good day to stay in!

4 Responses to “Mid Month Update”

  1. rob62521 Says:
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    That free food certainly helps you a lot. I'm glad you get it. You are welcome for the recipe and the flour storing idea.

    When you make grits, are you making them savory? That's how I make them each Sunday for brunch, but a friend of mine says she makes them without cheese, but adds some sugar and then puts syrup on them as a dessert. I imagine there are recipes out there for that.

    Good plan on stocking up on the creamer! I mentioned to a lady at church that some of the ladies who bake for the Christmas bazaar may not be able to bake as many cookies and goodies due to the cost of eggs and butter. She said she never gave that a thought.

  2. Wink Says:
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    @rob62521: The grits recipe is savory, but I have seen some recipes on-line for a sweet way to make them, which I will also try. I am enjoying trying some new recipes!

  3. rob62521 Says:
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    Hey, Wink! I'm not sure if you have any favorite recipe sites, but I really like Allrecipes, although anymore, I also just search for stuff in Pinterest.

    There was a local column in the paper today from a farmer...he said since North Dakota is flooded, not a lot of wheat has been planted and unless things change quickly, flour prices might really go up this fall. Hope you get extra flour for the freezer!

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