4 cups shredded cheddar cheese 3.00
4 lbs Vanilla yogurt 3.36
Brown Sugar .98
5 dozen large eggs 7.02
Vegetable oil 2.185 lb white sugar 2.38
Quaker Oats 3.16
1 pint strawberries 2.48
Bulk raisins 1.01
Bulk hazelnuts 1.54
Broccoli Crowns 1.22
Rubbing Alchohol 1.00
Paper lunch bags (for homemade microwave popcorn) 1.00
Night-light bulbs 1.00
Cotton Balls .99
Powdered Sugar .79
8 oz cream cheese .99
4 Mac & Cheese 1.00
You just can't beat the dollars store. I find alot of my non-food items at such great prices like Crest toothpaste (one of the few things I'm brand-loyal to).
If you're looking for the homemade microwave popocorn recipe...go HERE! We are talking 10 cents a bag, folks.
And here's my menu.
Chewy Oatmeal Spice Bars
Buttermilk Donuts (such a hit last week)
Amish Baked Oatmeal
Yogurt Breakfast Pops (minus the marshmallows)
Poached Eggs and Toast
Homemade Chicken Soup with Peasant Bread
Falafel (OH MY GOSH! This was so good that we are having it again this week.)
Black Bean and Tortilla Bake
Broccoli Rice Quiche
Crock Pot Potato Chowder
I found myself with lots of corn tortillas to use up (falafel, black bean bake) and a freezer full of homemade chicken broth, (chicken soup, potato chowder) so I planned my menu around that.
I hardly ever include side dishes when I list my menus but they usually consist of fresh or canned fruits and vegetables and homemade rolls or breads. I don’t have the energy or the time to cook a main dish AND a side dish that take a recipe.
And just in case you’re new here, lunches are simple stuff that the kids usually make for themselves such as leftovers, PB & J, hard boiled eggs, pickles…..stuff like that. I think my brain just might explode if I have to plan and cook THREE meals a day.