As the garden grows so does our anticipation of eating and storing the fresh fruits and vegetables we sow. Last week we made whole wheat olive bread and as I mentioned we made basil cubes in the freezer. We tested them out when making our minestrone simply by popping in a few into the pot. It was delicious! Recipe coming soon!
Puréed Basil In Extra Virgin Olive Oil which then went into ice-cube trays
Last weeks shop wasn’t so big for us but this week we needed to stock up on more fruits and vegetables some of which we grow but are not ready. We want to keep experimenting with new recipes and flavours so we are always on the hunt for new products. You never know what will come out of the CBB kitchen!
So here’s our Shop for the week………
So much for not needing the money from last week lol… check it out, we’re already over budget for the week but not the month. How much should your grocery budget be? Well, that’s up to you and whether you’ve worked out your family budget. This is an important step in understanding your financial health.
Here are your coupon match ups for the week so you can save some money!
Total to Spend this week $64.00+ +42.64 from last week to use if needed=$106.64
Feeds: 2 adults and 1 teenager (exchange student)
1x Cracker Barrel Cheese Sale $4.99-$1.00 coupon
1x French Baguette Sale $2.79- $1.00
Total Coupons-$ 2.00
Total Spent $5.78
Shoppers Drug Mart
1x Bag of Nuts Sale $2.49
2x dozen eggs Sale $1.99 each $3.98
Total Coupons- $0
Total Spent- $ 6.79
9x boxes of Wheetabix Sale $2.99-$2.00 coupons
1x 10lb white potatoes – Sale $3.99
Total Coupons- $18.00
Total Spent $12.90
6x Zinda Cous-Cous Sale (awesome) $2.29ea
1x Yeast $3.99
1x bag of flour Sale $8.99
Green Peppers x2 $1.56
1x Nappa Cabbage $2.21
4x Pkgs Marc Angelo Sausages -30%
2x double packs Delissio pizza $11.76 (for student don’t normally buy)
1x cheese tortellini- $1.99 (I want to learn to make these)
Total Coupons- $4.40 (sausages)
Total Spent $68.78 This was more than usual as we picked up quite a bit of cous-cous that is reg $3.79 a bag. We also picked up a whopping big bag of flour and a tub of yeast which we typically purchase once per year. Some other items like the pizzas and cookies were purchased for our student drove the budget up.
1x Barilla Pasta Sale $.99-$0.75 printable coupon from FB
1x Dare Maple Leaf cookies Sale $1.49
1x pasta Sale $1.00
2x NN tomato Paste $0.49 ea
2x Phili Cream Cheese big tubs $3.00 ea
2x Flax seed wraps for picnic this week $3.87-50%
1x Rye bread $3.39-50%
1x 3lb carrots Sale $1.95
1x celery Sale $1.47
2x english cucumber Sale $0.77 ea
1x fennel Sale $1.77
1x red onion Sale $0.92
yellow peaches Sale $0.92
6 large tomatoes Sale $2.45
nectarines Sale $1.50
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