As for my grocery shopping trip last week, it was crazy as usual.
At HyVee we bought a boneless ham, got a turkey for free.. For getting a turkey we got a free 2 liter of Dr. Pepper. Among other things, our total was $113.76
At Aldi's we got our usual-mostly dry goods along with cheap eggs and margarine. The total there was $134.09
At Sam's I stocked up on my chicken and also baking supplies. Total there was $239.64
At the discount bread store I only needed 6 loaves of bread, making a total of $4.79.
Finally at the health food store I got a bottle of raw honey for $11.70.
YOWCH. Grand Total of $503.98. We usually budget more around November and December if we can because I do try to stock up on a few things and take advantage of the meat sales available. (Aldi's also had bone in ham for .89 cents a pound.)
On to other things. I am making lasagna and cinnamon rolls for Sundays. The lasagna is something I can stick in the oven at noon and it will be done by 4, so I can sit down and listen to the church services (we watch church online). The cinnamon rolls we have been doing those on Sundays for a few months. I am simply making them this month instead of buying. We'll see how that goes. In order to do this precooking that I'm not used to, I had to buy some foil pans with lids as none of my glassware has lids.
Now, What's happening today (besides grumpy children) you ask?
I have chili going on in the crockpot.
Half a bag of pinto beans (I soaked those overnight)
1/2 lb ground beef, stuck it in raw
2 cans tomato sauce
1 can diced tomato
1 onion chopped
Chili powder (I just dumped, I'll taste before we eat to see if it needs more)
Stick everything in, set it low and let it go. I stirred everything and broke up the meat about 10 (it went in at 7).
My big turkey I cooked Monday.. Then I warmed it up this morning and deboned it. I can't do it when it's cold, the cold just goes up my arms and tenses my shoulders up. I got 6 quart bags and two turkey bacon ranch wraps out of our 13 lb turkey. What I put in the freezer I'll use for soup or pot pies.