Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Using the Stockpile, Day 22: Black Bean Burgers

I had to get some milk today, and so while I was out I went to Fareway.  Usually, I have pretty good luck in the 'clearance bin' for fresh veggies, but today not so much.  I ended up buying two bagged salads for 88 cents a piece - impulse - and I went into Fareway with a coupon for Coffee-Mate, as I am tired of drinking my morning coffee black or with milk.  I usually use half and half, and probably should've stuck with that to keep the bill down.  Oh well. :)  I also bought a bag of 99 cent bananas (good for smoothies, and we like them ripe anyways) and some apples.  I saved 5 cents by bringing my own bag.  Total cost at Fareway was $6.44.  I stopped at Kum & Go for 2/$6 milk too.  = $12.44 for groceries today.  Considering I generally spend $15-25 weekly on fresh produce, I think I did okay!  Nine more shopping days left and I think I will be well under the original goal of $100 for the month.  Next time I do this grocery limiting, I think I'll do it mid summer when I have more homegrown produce available. :)

Since it's my day off, I decided to whip up some food.  I made black bean burgers (1 can black beans, rinsed, 1/4 cup bread crumbs, 1 egg, chopped onion, garlic, salsa, and 1/4 cup shredded cheese cooked in some olive oil), a package of bacon, and I had 4 roma tomatoes that I got last time at the store and never used, so I cooked them up into a semi-sauce, which I will put into a baked noodle casserole with some leftover Ragu from the calzones the other night.

Cooking up some roma tomatoes with onions and water. 

I also took the rest of the Johnsonville Cheddar Bratwurst Patties out of the freezer (4) and cooked them on the electric grill for my husband's lunch for the rest of the week.

For dessert tonight, we are having Jello pudding!

Total spent on food outside of stockpile:
Today:  $12.44
This Month:  $50.21
Goal:  Spend under $100 for January.  I beat my $50 ultimate goal by 21 cents today, 1/22/13.
Stockpile items demolished:  2 boxes of Kraft Mac & Cheese, 1 jar of Patak's Sauce, 1 bag of granola, 1 bag of protein powder, 1 rogue squash, 2 packages of chicken breast, 2 packages of Hormel deli pepperoni, 1 tube of crescent rolls, 4 packages of bacon, 4 bags of shredded cheese, 2 packages of Knorr rice sides, 2 big jars of Jif peanut butter, 1 jar of honey, 1 bag of flour, 1 box of crackers, 2 boxes of granola/snack bar, 4 freezer steaks, 2 bags of Gevalia coffee, 6 gallons of milk, 1 jar of Jif hazelnut spread, 1 jar of Planter's peanut butter, 6 boxes of cereal, 1 whole freezer chicken, 4 misc. beers, 2 boxes oatmeal, 1 jar almond butter, 3 cans of green beans, 2 bags frozen peas, 1 bag frozen broccoli, 2 cans chick peas, 1 jar of canned fruit, 1 remaining package of spanakopita, 1 remaining package of mozzarella sticks, 1 remaining package of jalapeno poppers, 1 remainder of a bag of french fries, 1 dozen eggs, 1 package frozen broccoli, 1 frozen Farmland pork sausage, 2 freezer bags of homemade pasta sauce, 2 pouches of Starkist tuna, 1 package of pork loin, 1 bottle A1 steak sauce, 2 boxes of Jello pudding, 1 can of mangos, 1 can of coconut milk, 1 can Bush's beans, 1 tub oatmeal, 1 box of Johnsonville Cheddar Bratwurst Patties, 1 can of black beans, 1 box of Fiber One Muffins

To see day 21, go here.
To see day 20, go here.
To see day 19, go here.
To see day 18, go here.
To see day 17, go here.
To see day 16, go here.
To see day 15, go here.
To see day 14, go here.
To see days 12 and 13, go here.
To see day 11, go here.
To see day 10, go here.
To see day 9, go here.
To see day 8, go here.
To see day 7, go here.
To see day 6, go here.
To see day 5, go here.
To see day 4, go here.
To see day 3, go here.
To see day 2, go here.
To see day 1, go here.
To see the original post, go here!  I will be updating daily and at the end of the month I'll post new pictures.

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