September 5, 2011

Project Grocery: Hungry Again?

Well hello, fine internet people.

If I were the kind of person to have a webcam installed, and you were the kind of person to watch a webcam, you might have died of boredom on Thursday and Friday. I know I did.

You know what I mean. I spent those days (and - if we're going to be completely honest here - some of Saturday and Sunday too) lying on the couch, watching TLC - the Big Mac of the mind.

Now that I'm back in the land of the living and part of my prodigious - even legendary - appetite is back, I can stand to post about food again.

This food, in particular:

This picture represents 14,600 Shopper's Optimum Points (oh, bless 20x the points days when I need deodorant and cleaning supplies), $84.22 of our $130.49 in grocery shopping purchases (yes, me on the couch = $46.22 worth of extra trips to the grocery store), and some of the stock up for our Very Exciting, Five Day, Five Adults and Six Children House Party in two weeks.

It also represents $164.49 in actual dollar value, but we had $10 in Sobey's points to use as well as these babies, baby:

Not the donkey or the truck, fascinating and exciting as they are. No, these babies are something I was almost at the point of giving up on in despair (or in a snit, anyway, if not despair). Loblaw's finally sent me my gift cards for spending $20 on cereal and chips. What a reward.

Okay, that's enough. I'm even boring myself now. We're eating sausage pasta, pork tenderloin sandwiches, Jane's Chicken Curry (I didn't quite have the inspiration last week), and lots of leftovers this week.

On Saturday, I mustered up some energy to work on Plan Bean, and on Sunday, Mr and I had a long chat about wants, needs, and big ticket purchases.

It was more exciting than it sounds, and YOU get to hear about it this week. Who're the lucky ones now?