December 10, 2008


Well, it's actually winter feeling. It is cloudy and windy and cold- under 40 degrees, which is major considering yesterday it was almost 70. Anyways, I got called very early this morning to watch my niece this afternoon, so I had to hustle with my girls to the grocery store because we were out of food! I thought I would post what I got for fun.

I spent $99.13 at Brookshires and this is what I got:

One 5lb bag unbleached flour
2 gallons distilled water
One 5lb bag of whole wheat flour
1 jug of juice (for drinking)
6 cans of canned tomato products
2 cans mandarin oranges
1 can pineapple chunks
1 can tomato soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 boxes macaroni and cheese
1 can organic coffee
CoffeeMate creamer (I caved on this one because I've not been buying it for a long time)
1 gallon whole milk
paper plates
frozen broccoli
frozen green beans
frozen peas
1 package of gallon size baggies
whole wheat spaghetti
macaroni elbows
1 pack of corn dogs
1 bag of mini marshmallows
2lbs ground beef
2 18 count eggs
1 pack of bacon
2 cans tuna
1 small sour cream
8oz block of cheddar cheese
1 package of processed cheese
1 box powdered milk (for hot chocolate mix and bath products)
1 box strawberry jello
1 can refried beans
1 large package tortillas
1 loaf of bread
1 bag brown rice
1 bag pinto beans
2 heads of garlic
1 head leaf lettuce
1 green bell pepper
green bananas (I have some ripe ones already)
golden delicious apples
1 bag russet potatoes

3 packages of markers and crayons
drawing paper

I may need more butter and milk later, but that's what I got for now. You may have noticed that I have more processed food on my list than I used to. With everything being so busy lately, I've just decided that sometimes we need some convenience with food, especially with kids. I do still make kefir and homemade bread; I soak our grains, beans and flour; I use good quality fats like virgin coconut oil and butter; I mostly use natural sweeteners and I have a new kombucha brew going. While I love cooking, there are other things that I have to devote time to and just need an easy plan for meals. I try to balance everything and make sure we are getting good nutrition; we may eat corndogs and french fries for lunch, but breakfast would have been something good like soaked oatmeal with raw honey and kefir and dinner would include a fresh salad and green veggies with good fats. ( breakfast was a less sweet rice pudding and kefir, dinner is cheesy beef and rice, green beans and salad) Anyways, I feel fine about it, so that's what we're doing :)

Time to clean up this house- it's a wreck- and make hot chocolate mix to go with the gingerbread I baked this morning :)


Joy Comes in the Morning said...

I know what ya mean. With me being sick and pregnant and hubby working lots of overtime, we have changed our eating habits. We still do some of our NT foods but there are days when I just need something quick. I don't feel bad about it. When things get better, we will go back to eating healthier again.

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean - sometimes there just isn't the time to do all the food stuff you want to do. You should post a link to this on Heather's grocery list carnival:

Sarah said...

I think you did pretty good! Most of the food on your list is wholesome... a corn dog every once in a while isn't going to hurt anyone! Brookshires must have had some pretty good deals!

momstheword said...

You know, it seems like I always buy some convenience food too. There's a reason they're called convenience, lol! Sometimes, it's just easier to grab something out of the freezer than to cook when you are super busy that day.

Anonymous said...

That's exactly how we are! Mostly good, healthy food with a few not-so-healthy choices here and there in moderation.

I know of three kids who grew up in homes with nothing but super healthy food. They had a great foundation, but they ALL went nuts in college and gorged on junk they were forbidden to eat their entire lives. They all gained a lot of weight, got sick more often, dealt terribly with stress and lack of vitamins.... etc. Not a good thing in the long run.

Everything in moderation!!!

Good job shopping - you got quite a bit of food for that price.