Ok, so here is my grocery list that I took with me shopping today. This list is for the next two weeks worth of meals. Except that we do make another run for fresh produce after the second week. And this list was made based on what meals I planned, that are listed in my last post.
This is what I bought at Walmart, again this is for two weeks:
bacon bits x2
dried beans (white x2, pinto x2, black x2 and red x1)
canned pineapple x3
brown rice x4
baby food (2 packs x16)
Paul Newman's Italian dressing
" " Ranch dressing
mozzarella cheese (large block)
eggs x5 (this is for one week, as we don't' want to keep eggs for two weeks)
frozen corn on the cob x2
frozen fruit (raspberries x3, cherries x3, pineapple x3)
4# chicken thighs x2
ground beef, 3#
ground pork, 1#
strawberries x3 packs
3 pack paper towels
This is what Jeremiah bought at BJ's today:
bananas X8 bunches
cheddar cheese x2(block)
frozen blueberries x2 bags
frozen strawberries x2 bags
Danactive yogurt drinkables
Total was about $170
This is what I bought at Harris Teeter, where we get our produce:
green leaf lettuce x2
red leaf lettuce x2
turnip greens (bulk)
yellow onion x2
bag of apples 3#
spinach x3 bunches
So there you have it, feeding a family of 7. I will have to get a few more things as I just found out that our church is planning ahead for our Memorial Day gathering. They invite the community, and we provide the food. So I will make a couple batches of cookies and whatever else they will be serving. But that is outside of "our food". And next week we will make another run to Harris Teeter for the following weeks produce. The grand total so far is 382.94, which when broken down for two weeks is 191.47 per week. That will go up of course next week, but that is the general idea. This of course can vary each pay cycle as sometimes we need diapers, or shampoo, etc. And this is not including Jedidiah's formula, which we have in a separate category altogether. We will be saving a LOT of money once he is off the pump and formula....to the tune of about $500 a month! Formula is EXPENSIVE.
On other notes....I made keifer for the first time today! Yeah! It;s not very pleasant, but it will be put into smoothies to hide the taste. For some reason when we drink the goats milk plain, it tastes exactly like cow milk. But when we make the keifer or it gets "frozen" in our smoothie we get that hint of "goatiness" to it. Very weird. Although the kids haven't said anything about it, so it's not bad, but it's there.
Have you all taken a look at that baby ticker on my side bar? I remember it getting into the two digits, and now we are in the 70's! Yikes, the time is flying. I feel great, the baby is active, which the girls all love. Jeremiah is picking up a birth kit tomorrow. Someone on our homebirth loop had to transfer to the hospital at the end and didn't use it and was giving it away! That is like $40 worth of supplies.
It is getting very late here, I finally got all my wheat ground (I decided to hop on here as I waited for it to be ground), put my pancake batter in the unheated oven to soak overnight, and now I am tired and want to go to bed. We have had some really neat discussions (Jeremiah and I) about some interesting topics in the Bible. I will have to share about it sometime. And just for the record, in case you are wondering who this Jeremiah person is, it's Jerry. You see he introduced himself to me (15 years ago) by the name of Jerry. For almost two years that is what I knew his name to be. Until I met his parents for the first time, and they kept calling him Jeremiah. What?! Who is this Jeremiah person they keep talking about (I'm being silly here). But he went by Jerry, and that's what I have called him all these years. Since I am really tired I won't go into why he's decided to go by his real name now and not his nickname. I will say I like the name Jeremiah better than Jerry, but it is having a hard time coming out of my mouth! Habits die hard! So when you see this Jeremiah person mentioned on my blog....it's just my hubby :-)
Ok, now I really need to go to bed. Goodnight all.