Its been a while since I did a grocery haul post, so I’m going to do one today. I had intentionally let the freezer get low on meat so we could use up stuff that had been in there for a while, but now it was time to restock. I spent more than I normally would, but since I had a coupon for my web hosting renewal, and I had a few dollars left in the bank from last week, I figured why not? Its all stuff we will use anyway, given time.
Here’s what I got for a grand total of $112.95.
- Chicken Drumsticks (48 oz) $3.87
- Chicken Breasts (48 oz) $5.98
- Ground Pork (1 lb) $3.98
- Ham Steak $3.94
- Chicken Breast Tenderloins (48 oz) $7.72
- Bacon $2.98
Dairy & Ova
- Cottage Cheese (2) $5.76
- Greek Yogurt (2) $5.28
- String Cheese $3.48
- Eggs (3 doz) $4.44
- Milk $2.27
- Flat of water $4.18
- Coffee $4.98
- Couscous (1.7 lbs) $2.92
- Flour Tortilla s(20) 3.68
- Pasta (1 lb) $1.10
Fruits & Veggies
- Dole Fruit Cups (3 x 4) $5.94
- Tomatoes $1.29
- Cucumber $0.68
- Salad Mix (3) $5.34
- Beets $2.58
- Apples (5) $1.92
- Potatoes (2) $0.74
- Lean Cuisines (5) $11.65
- Tony’s Pizzas (2 x 2) $3.76
- Beef Bouillon $2.56
- Baking Soda (2.8 lbs) $2.98
- Dog Bones $0.46
- Turkey Gravy $0.58
Total Haul $112.95
The tenderloins were supposed to be a second package of breasts but I grabbed the wrong ones by mistake and of course my mistake was $2 more expensive. Oops!
After I got home from the store I decided to try making custard. I’ve never even eaten custard before, but its a recipe I’ve had bookmarked for a while and have been wanting to try. I’ve been crazy lately with wanting to bake and make everything I see- it might be getting a little out of hand. I followed the directions to a T, save for straining it because I don’t have anything to do that with, but I feel like I should have cooked it longer. Even after hours in the fridge, really only the surface was set and it was still pretty thin. Very tasty though!
I decided after that to make a lemon curd, which was also a new one for me, and while it did set up nicely in the fridge, I felt it was too sweet and not tangy enough. I spooned the lemon curd over the custard when I served it.
I just realized that I never shared photos of my new hair! I bleached my roots, dyed it the lightest blonde that Wella Color Charm carries short of the high lift blonde to even things out, and I then colored it with Ion’s Fuschia. The color did not turn out as even as I had hoped but overall its pretty good, and I still have most of a tube of color left that I could go over it again with.
Anyway, I am thrilled with the color and love it! I’ve gotten a ton of compliments on it, lots of old men flirting with me over it, and a few older ladies glaring at me as if I were the devil himself. Its kind of funny. I haven’t had my hair any sort of wild color in a long time I forgot how much attention it would get. Its still fun though.
I made a new purse over the last few days and I love how it turned out too. I used the leftover (well some of it) silver fabric from my Halloween costume jacket, plus the leftover black cotton broadcloth. It had a few hiccups but overall went very well. Its hard to get a good photo of it though because of the metalic fabric- the light shines off of it crazily.
The Doggie 500! Get your tickets!
The dogs have been having a crazy good time with the cooler weather, though I’ve been freezing my ass off the last few days and have busted out the extra blankets.
After dinner we went to pool and I won my first game, then got a 2, a 6, and a 3. Since 2 out of 4 games were good, and I got a win, I am pretty happy with the way the night turned out. A 21 isn’t so bad, and that gives me 6 wins for the season so far. I want to get 18 this season, so we’ll see. Even 12 like I did last season would be good though.