5 pounds of lettuce takes a while to go through, especially when you find out that your husband does not like that kind of lettuce. 🙂
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- Eggs, Toast, Fruit
- Orange Poppy Seed Pancakes
- Coconut Oatmeal
- Fried Pancakes with Maple Cream Syrup
- Eat out
- Super fast Salisbury Steak, mashed potatoes, vegetables
- Pot Roast with Bacon and Vegetables
- Spicy Pan-Fried Steak with noodles
- Slow cooker Lentil and Brown Rice Tacos
- Perfect Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins
- Minute Steak
- Popcorn, nuts and a movie
- Pulled Pork Egg Rolls
Last week I talked about taking the plunge and going all cash for our grocery shopping. This did not seem like a hard thing to do physically, as I usually have cash on me anyway. Then came the actual act of going to the store and paying. Turns out it was a bit harder than I thought.
The first store in Small Town, I picked up a few items and paid without thinking about it. As I was walking out I realized I had used a card instead of cash. Oops. “Okay, next time I will remember.”
The second store I went to was the country store. The last time I was there, a few of the items I bought were forgotten by the bagger and ended up in the next person’s bags. They offered replacements for free the next time I came through. As I did not want to leave a lot of time before stopping by again, I made the trek early in the week with the plan to also pick up a few things for a get together on Saturday. This time I remembered to pay cash.
The country store is one I have trouble not spending more than I said I would. You never know what will be there or if it will be there next time. Walking in I was happy to see they had 40 lbs of bananas for $7. We ate these as long as we could before having to freeze the remaining. I also found coffee for 25% of the price of the regular store (or online), items from the get together and breakfast shake mix for 50% of regular price at local stores.
A third stop in Small Town later in the week to pick up meat and eggs on sale found me using my card again, since I did not take my purse and only had my driver’s license and credit card on me. I really like the ease of not having a purse to keep track of, but realize that this means I have to think about what cash I also have on me.
Sunday morning I stopped at 2 different stores in Big Town after church. The first I paid cash, the second I used my card as I was buying more than groceries. (Halloween costumes were 90% off and we needed to buy new shoes.) I did a much better job of sticking to my shopping list and actually decided I could make substitutions with what I already had at home, rather than pay $5.xx per pound for a roast.
Overall, not the most perfect of efforts. However, I was much more aware of how I was paying. Seems going to cash is going to take more effort than I thought it would.
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