I finally got around to shopping and filling our empty kitchen cabinets. Even after going shopping, our cabinets still look pretty bare. It's amazing how much room a new kitchen with actual cabinets has versus our old kitchen with a pantry that held all our food, pots, kettles, appliances such as the blender, toaster, bread maker, griddle, etc.
I took my two daughters grocery shopping and we actual stuck to the list and my 6 yr. old really did add some good things to our list. Before we checked out, we all guessed how much the groceries would cost. Elizabeth, my 6 yr. old, guessed $100. Caryn, my 3 yr. old (soon-to-be 4), guessed $16. And TB guessed $222. As we were guessing, I said that I hoped Caryn was the closest and it got a good laugh from the shoppers around us.
So here's what $175 bought tonight:
Garluck bread: We bought Texas Toast
Poudured doonits: This actually was a Mommy addition and since she's preggo, who could argue
Popsukles: A simple dessert since we love having something for dessert every night
Drumsticks: We bought "Skinny Cows" cones
Cookies: Animal Crackers were a good compromise
Lettus: (didn't need this one, but I'm glad she was thinking of me)
Nutty Bars: (Daddy crossed this one off when no one was looking, so we didn't get them)
Pizza: Bought 4 frozen pizzas, but also Flat-out Wraps that can be easily made into pizza
Soy Chocolate Milk
Rice: brown rice
Pasta: whole wheat 5 boxes!
Taco seasoning: 6 packets
Sugar Free Syrup
Frozen Veggie Mix
I will admit to treating them to a bag of "Air Heads" at the end of our trip. It's tough to go shopping for an hour and a half without some sort of reward. They did a great job and didn't have any meltdowns.
I love going shopping with the family and I look forward to the next trip when I hope Caryn's guess is the closest, however Elizabeth did get her to change her guess to $1600 before the trip was complete.
Our grocery store is doing a great promotion once again. Now until the middle of July, every $50 purchase earns a point towards a gas card. 6 points equals a $10 gas card. 10 points equals a $20 gas card. 15 points equals a $30 gas card. 20 points equals a $40 gas card. Last time they offered this promotion, we easily hit the 20 point make. After tonight's trip, we have 3 points already, so we are well on our way.