My February shopping looked like this
2-3-16 Grocery Outlet $15.16
2-13-16 Safeway $9.56 and Grocery Outlet $3.98
Safeway was out of 99C/#chicken so I got a rain check
2-15-16 Safeway $11.82
2-25-16 Haggen’s $6.48
Because of dental surgery I’m on antibiotics. The pharmacist suggested I eat yogurt. So of course I made a batch but it’s been a while so I didn’t have any starter.
I made a batch of Lima Bean Stew
I froze most of the chicken in 2-thigh portions for future meals then made Chicken Fricassee.
I ate one Fricassee meal, froze 4 servings, and used the remaining serving to make Chicken Pot Pie
I made discs of pie dough to top it and froze them between layers of waxed paper.
One of the fringe benefits of working in food service is free food.
During the cold, dark days of winter my sister’s hens all but halt egg production. Wouldn’t you know it right after I purchased a dozen eggs she called to say she had eggs for me.
Each time I make a Wedding cake delivery I take a pastry bag of frosting with me in case I need to make repairs. Most of the time its a week before I go back to the bakery. I don’t let the frosting go to waste though. One of my favorite snacks since childhood has been graham crackers & frosting
Let me know if you’d like the recipes for Lima Bean Stew, or Chicken Fricassee.
Grocery spending for February $47 even. Under budget but next month I need to stock up on butter, sugar and flour so I’m glad there is a surplus.