This Week’s Receipt: Part II

Phil went to the Coop the other day and got $11.30 worth of groceries and I bought some bread for $2 bringing our total for the week to $27.43 with $2.57 left to spend.

Phil bought:

  • 1 red pepper
  • salad
  • Israeli couscous
  • big bunch of organic scallions
  • cashews
  • dried apricots
  • organic corn

We also got some HUGE tomatoes from the garden, a few cherry tomatoes, mint and fresh basil (which I did use to make the pea dip I wrote about earlier – more on that soon).


7 Comments on “This Week’s Receipt: Part II”

  1. Denise says:

    I’ve been following your blog for awhile and I have a question: Do you guys ever snack? There are never any crackers, etc. on your receipts. When my husband comes home from work, he is starving and starts looking around for something to munch on. He wants to find crackers, almonds, etc. That stuff runs into money … I try to buy it at the “grocery salvage” place, where I can find organic brands sometimes for 99 cents a box, but still, it can get expensive. He’s not fat; he works in the medical profession and is on his feet all day; then he starts doing yard work or something like that before dinner’s ready. He’s vegetarian, but at 5:30 p.m. he wants carbs or nuts, not cut-up veggies and dip.

  2. tinaspins says:

    We do snack, but its generally on nuts (see cashews above) and dried fruit – we often buy raisins, apricots or figs to munch on. We don’t eat crackers and things usually.

  3. Rebeccanyc says:

    so, I see the grocery list, but what’s for dinner? Would love to see the list with corresponding weekly menu.

    • tinaspins says:

      We don’t believe in weekly menus. If you want to see a rundown on what we typically eat, feel free to scroll through past blog posts. We’ve had a few occasions where people ask to see what we eat for the week and we oblige, but generally it’s not that exciting to post everything we eat/make. Maybe we’ll do another weekly run-through soon though.

      A quick recap – we had homemade muesli a few times this week for breakfast, hardboiled eggs for breakfast with English muffins, a bunch of simple shredded vegetable salads, Israelil couscous with pea/mint spread and chickpeas, couscous with fresh cherry tomatoes and basil with spice rubbed homemade seitan steaks and a few simple sandwiches.

      • Rebeccanyc says:

        Thanks! Love your blog…I have been keeping it in mind when I go to the grocery and farmers market.

  4. Denise says:

    I’m trying to emulate your success, but am allowing $50 instead of $30. I went $4 over last week – my first week. Hoping to do better this week.


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