One Hundred Dollars a Month – Mavis’ Weekly Highlights 4/19/14

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How to Feed Your Family for $100 a Month – Week 15 of 52

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albertsons shopping tripAlbertsons $3.21

I didn’t plan on being a lazy shopper his past week, it just sort of happened. I only popped into the grocery store once for a lime, a bunch of cilantro and one can of sweetened condensed milk for a pie I’ll be making later this week. For the second week in a row, I forgot the Easter ham.

Let’s hope I remember to get it this week, or we’ll be eating oatmeal for Easter dinner instead.

smith brothers milk

Smith Brothers Milk Delivery $11.16

Who knew being a shut in was so easy. If it weren’t for the milkman and UPS guy I would have had a really boring week.

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Vitacost – Free

I had some Vitacost credit so I stocked up on snacks for the monkeys and coffee for the HH. Vitacost was having a buy 1 get 1 half off sale last week so I was able to get some really good deals.

empty chest freezer

So, what was I doing all last week instead of shopping? Well, cleaning out and reorganizing the freezers.

We have 2 big chest freezers in the garage and each summer they get filled with homegrown fruits and vegetables from our backyard garden. By the time fall rolls around I have both those babies stuffed full of not only produce, but a gazillion freezer meals as well.

full chest freezer

We still have a lot of berries {especially blueberries} rhubarb, peppers, jams as well as a few pans of meatloaf and beef pot pies to go through, but pretty soon this freezer will be empty as well.

freezer meals meatloaf

I guess that can only mean one thing. I better get out there are start gardening.

Yee- Haw!

How is your freezer looking these days? Do you still have a lot of last summers fruits and veggies to get through?

Mavis wants to know. :)

Total Spent This Week $14.37
Total Spent This Year $550.22
Total Spent This Year on Garden Seeds/Supplies $11.50

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One Hundred Dollars a Month – Mavis’ Weekly Highlights 4/12/14

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How to Feed Your Family for $100 a Month – Week 14 of 52

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Costco $50.63

I went into Costco for an Easter ham. That’s it. Not only did I forget about the ham but I ended up buying a bunch of other stuff that was not on my 1 item list. Bahahaha. Has that ever happened to you?

I didn’t even realize I forgot the ham until I was taking the photograph of the food on our kitchen table and I was like hey, where’s the ham?

I am totally losing it I tell you, totally losing it. I have about a million and two other things on my mind lately and buying groceries is not one of them. :( panera bagels and spreadPanera – Free

I popped into Panera on Tuesday for their baker’s dozen bagels for $6.99 and also picked up some cream cheese spread to go with it. I have exhausted my Christmas gift card and am now working on my birthday gift card from my parents so I didn’t have to pay anything.

smith brothers milk delivery

Smith Brothers Milk Delivery $11.16

We are still getting our milk delivered. :)

How did you do this week with your grocery shopping? Please tell me I’m not the only one who has gone into a store to buy one thing and come out without it.

Seriously, 1 item. How could I forget that?

~Mavis

Total Spent This Week $61.79
Total Spent This Year $535.85 {I’m digging a hole, I know}
Total Spent This Year on Garden Seeds/Supplies $11.50

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One Hundred Dollars a Month – Mavis’ Weekly Highlights

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How to Feed Your Family for $100 a Month – Week 13 of 52

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Albertsons $13.16

Lately we’ve been eating a lot of chicken and beef tacos with homemade tortillas and refried beans for after school snacks and quick dinners. With everyone going in different directions these days, homemade tacos are super cheap and easy to assemble because of the minimal ingredients {beans, rice, meat and lettuce}. And they are pretty filling as well.

Luckily we still have a bunch of meat from Zaycon in the freezer and so making a big batch of taco meat in the crock pot is a huge time saver for busy weeknights.

Albertsons shopping tripAlbertsons $9.48

Sweet potatoes, onions butternut squash and beans, all staples in our house. I got a craving for some beef enchiladas so I grabbed a can of sauce. If I get my act together I’ll whip up a batch later this week. ;) Oh, and the Haagen daz was for the HH.

qfc shopping tripQFC $11.17

QFC had a Buy 5 save $5 sale this week so I picked up some pasta sauce, sliced cheese and a pint of my favorite Chunky Monkey.  The tater tots were for Monkey Boy {of course} and the bananas were for some homemade breakfast smoothies.

We didn’t need to have milk delivered this past week because of the 4 gallons we purchased last week and we still have plenty of bread in the freezer from stocking up a few weeks ago at the bakery outlet.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait until those *free* summer vegetables start to roll in. :)

So how did you do this week?

~Mavis

Total Spent This Week $33.81
Total Spent This Year $474.05
Total Spent This Year on Garden Seeds/Supplies $11.50

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One Hundred Dollars a Month – Mavis’ Weekly Highlights

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How to Feed Your Family for $100 a Month – Week 12 of 52

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Target Shopping Trip $16.27

So this week was an epic fail. ;) The HH was sick all week {like REALLY sick} and then there were committee meetings, spring sports, oh and a bunch of other random time sucking stuff that I had to do. So basically, I took the easy way out and shopped like a normal human being. {Rare, I know, but I DO tend to fall off the wagon a couple of times a year}. ;)

costco shopping trip

Costco Shopping Trip $32.21

For some strange reason we ran out of milk 3 days before our next delivery so while I was in Costco picking some cardboard Mac and Cheese {The Girl has been craving it for some time now} I went ahead and grabbed some Haagen Daz Bars for the HH and some chips for Monkey Boy.  Ahh preservatives, aren’t they great?

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Local Produce Market $3.10

Red pears are the best!

twinings tea

Vitacost $7.83

I had some Vitacost credit so I loaded up on tea and chocolate. :) :) :)

smith brothers milk

Smith Brother’s Farm Milk Delivery $11.16

And last but not least, our weekly milk delivery. Although I may cancel it for this week because we still have a ton of milk in the fridge. We’ll see.

So how did you do this week? Epic fail, or major success story?

~Mavis

Total Spent This Week $70.57
Total Spent This Year $440.24
Total Spent This Year on Garden Seeds/Supplies $11.50

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One Hundred Dollars a Month – Mavis’ Weekly Highlights 3/22/14

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How to Feed Your Family for $100 a Month – Week 11 of 52

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Oroweat bread outlet

Oroweat Bakery Outlet $5.00

I was near the Oroweat Bakery Outlet on Saturday so I stopped in and picked up 10 loaves of bread for only 5 bucks! There were two full rolling cards of bread marked buy 1 get 1 free so I loaded up. $0.50 each? Heck ya I’ll buy some.

paneras bakers dozen tuesday bagels

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On Tuesday I was near Panera so I stopped in and picked up a baker’s dozen of bagels for $6.99. I used my Christmas gift card my parents gave me so I didn’t have to pay anything. Yee-Haw! Have you tried their French Toast bagels? I think they might be my favorite.

Fred Meyer Shopping Trip

Fred Meyer $15.12

You can’t have bagels with without cream cheese now can you? Ha! So after Panera I popped into Fred Meyer and picked up some cream cheese and other vegetables for side dishes this week. I noticed the HH’s Greek Gods Greek yogurt was on sale for $2.50 so I picked up two containers. Personally I think Greek yogurt tastes like barf, but he likes it.

Harbor Greens Market

Local Produce Market $6.77

I found turkey lunch meat for $3.99 a pound, Fuji Apples $0.50 a pound, pears $.79 a pound and broccoli for $0.99 at my local produce stand.

smith brothers farms milk delivery

Smith Brothers Milk Delivery $11. 16

I love being able to open my front door and find milk on my front porch. Pretty rad if you ask me so for now I’ll continue to pay a little more for milk to have it delivered.

How did YOU do this week? Did you buy anything delicious? And what is your take on Green yogurt? Love it? Hate it?

~ Mavis wants to know.

Total Spent This Week $38.05
Total Spent This Year $369.67
Total Spent This Year on Garden Seeds/Supplies $11.50

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