Thursday, September 30, 2010
That's 76 cents a piece. Even if you don't have any coupons they are buy 5, on sale for 3 for 5, get the 6th free or $1.38 a piece which isn't a bad price for a quart of yogurt.
I usually buy one quart of organic yogurt a week. That one yogurt costs only a few cents less than what these six cost all together. The Activia is for the kids school lunches as a treat, have you ever read the ingredients on that stuff?? (The things I buy when I have coupons;-)
I have read that Dannon uses milk produced with out growth hormones so I don't think it's too much of a compromise.
I may have to buy more before the week is up....
Thanks to Saving Addiction for the tip!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
So here is what we are working with food wise. We would be pretty hunger if we couldn't buy food for more than a week. I must restock meat supply stat!
The buckets by the random food shelves contain oats and popcorn. They have a few spaghetti squash sitting on top of them. I also found 2 more bags of flour-yippee!
Also I miss spoke the sugars in the buckets are sucanat and demerara.
Ghee is purified butter if anyone was wondering.
Please tell me my voice doesn't always sound like that!!! I sound like a squirrel.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Last year I totally flopped. But its better to try and fail than never to have tried.
So this year the budget will be $500. What?!?! you say. You say $500 should be easy!!
You forgot I am kind of a food snob. I shun HFCS, MSG, BHT and other food like substances that have their own initials. We also have 7 pie holes, as the hubby so affectionately calls them, to fill. Only six of the pie holes have teeth so I'll run the numbers as a family to six even though I should be counted as two with the way I eat these days.
500 divided by 31 days = $16.13 per day
$16.13 divided by 6 pie holes = $2.68 per pie hole per day
$2.68 divided by 3 meals a day = .896 cents per meal
Eighty-nine cents a meal and that's not including snacks so I think that is a lofty goal.
Over May, June, and July the average day cost us close to $25 a day. That is A LOT of money. But really it's only $4.16 per person per day.
The fun begins on Friday, Oct. 1.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Each one contains 52 grams of sugar!!!! And 300 calories!!!
So as part of "health" class we had to find out how much of a food you would need to eat to equal that much sugar. Here's what we came up with. You could eat 86 of these animal cookies.
Or 8 of the these coconut milk ice cream sandwiches, which by the way is the whole box!!!
How about 5.2 packages of these fruit snack things.
Or if those don't suit your fancy you can eat 9 of these suckers!!! NINE people!!!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Two days of peeling, peeling and peeling of pears. Don't get me wrong I had a few breaks. To cook food, feed baby, help with school and stuff said pears in jars and boil.
4 Bushels of pears- seconds $48
Monday, September 13, 2010
12 frozen OJ
8 Ziploc storage bags
5 bags of Broccoli
1 RedHot Sauce
1 Chocolate bar
40 CHUNKS OF CHEESE!!! Total spent $31.59. I also have $10 in catalina's. So like spending $21.59. According to my receipt I saved $130.01?!!?!! Who would spend $160 on that??
The OJ's were a splurge, 75 cents a piece. Frozen veggies 50 cents, cheese is 17 cents after catalina's.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
What I hope will be different this year is how we manage our time. Before they never set their alarms and we started whenever. This is great about homeschooling especially after you just had a baby. I didn't mind just as long as we got done with school by noon. Well if mister sleepy head slept till nine and still had to eat breakfast and frog around I was barking orders like crazy to get done with school with everyone by noon.
Then by the time noon came the house is trashed and everyone is scared of mom. Okay not really scared but we could stand a little break from one another.
So here is our morning plan of action.
7:30 everyone up, dressed, clean laundry put away and bedrooms cleaned. We are starting a competitions between the boys room and the girls room. The boys won yesterday so we shall see how today goes.
8:30 chore time
Master bath and living room -Lula
Dining room and back bath -Racky
TV room and basement bath -Puddin'
9:00-12:00 School with a few minute break in there.
When showing Puddin' how to clean the bathroom yesterday he says, "you're making us do all your work aren't ya mom?" Kids! I tell ya!!! I proceed to tell him I still do all of the laundry, cook, take care of the baby, clean the kitchen, and the floors, yard work...."but we still have to do your work. Right mom?" Whatever, cotton pickin' kid! :-)
Well hopefully my brilliant schedule makes for smooth sailing. Happy schooling to you all!!!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
First you need sparklers, a glass jar for the used but yet still hot sparklers and one candle. The candle will not keep the kids safe but it will save your fingers from burning up as you try to relight the flaming hot lighter:-) Also they should wear shoes so when the grass starts on fire like it did this spring when we did them, they don't burn their sweet little feet.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
She'll learn things like ballet class and Saturday trips to the mall are optional in life.
She won't have her own room until the older girls move out.
Mostly likely she'll wear a lot of hand me downs.
She may never go to Disney land.
But she knows love! 6 people here simply adore her. 6 people here can't remember life with out her and wouldn't want to.
Have we taken away from the rest of the kids? Nah!! This sweet baby girl can hardly have a moment to herself. Love abounds.