Grocery Haul for Two

Happy Friday friends! This week's haul will be a quick one. I only needed to go to Winco. I still had a good supply of food in the house. I was lacking in fresh fruit and veggies and a little dairy.
Here's what I purchased from Winco:

The fruit and veggies. We're finishing up the box of oranges I got a few weeks ago so I only picked up apples and bananas. I had cabbage, peppers, carrots and a few mushrooms still in the fridge so I picked up a bag of lettuce mix and tomatoes for salads. 

I also picked up some sunflower seeds (not sure why the call them nuts?), and craisins. I wanted these for salad add ins. I put them into canning jars to store in my pantry. After posting my Make Your Salad Kit earlier this week I wanted to start adding in more simple things to our salads. 

I needed milk and eggs. The half & half was still on sale with a date at the beginning of March so I picked up another one of those. Olives were on sale so I bought 2 more cans. I've been using oliv…

Wednesday Snap Shot

Good afternoon! This morning my hubby had to run some errands in town so I went with him and we did the grocery shopping as well. He's having some issues with our van and needed to stop by our daughter's house to pick up a special tool that our son in law had set out for him. Always nice to have 2 mechanics in the family :).
My week has been busy around the home. I've gotten caught up with cleaning and laundry (not that one ever actually gets caught up with laundry! ha, ha) and started doing a little decluttering. Not nearly what I wanted to accomplish, but it's a start.
Yesterday my daughter and her children came for a visit. I had a great day with her and the grandkids.
We were going to go out to dinner with our middle son to celebrate his birthday today but due to the van issues hubby felt he needed to fix, we decided to do the celebrating next week.
Goals The rest of this afternoon is looking pretty easy going. My goals include figuring something else out for din…

The BEST Salad Mix

I wanted to share my salad mix with you because I've been loving so much about it. I've been making my salad mix for a few months now. As you may know I'm a big salad person. I (I should say 'we' as both hubby and I are big salad people :) have a salad almost every day. I think fresh veggies are so important in a diet. They're full of vitamins, minerals and fiber; all needed things in a healthy diet.
But salads can be a pain to have to make every single day. It's always easier to open a can of veggies or microwave frozen veggies, or skip them altogether.
On occasions I have bought those salad kits that come with add ins and dressing to simplify my day. They are super simple! One of the things I took notice of was the fact that many of them contain mostly cabbage. I can see why, cabbage stays fresh much longer than other types of greens do. In the end I began to feel I was paying a premium for cabbage (and a little convenience).
I decided that I would ma…

Menu Monday!

Good morning! As I was planning this week's menu I realized that as much as I like having a menu planned I also know menus have to be flexible. Last week was an example of that. On Wednesday I purchased a rotisserie chicken from Costco when I was in town. It was more convenient for me for that night. That ended up feeding us chicken dinner for 2 nights and I also had 2 nights from the fried pork chops I had made. I had plenty of leftovers and did not make the rest of the weeks menu.
On Sunday we both had enough chicken, at least for a few days, so instead of my planned fried chicken I made a casserole. I've made it in the past and my hubby really enjoys it. I mix together a bag of hash browns (2lb bag), 1lb of cooked ground beef, 1lb of cooked and crumbled bacon and some cheese. I add a can of cream of mushroom soup that has been thinned with a little milk, combine it all and bake it until it hot, bubbly and nicely browned.
That meal fed us Sunday night and I'll be s…

Grocery Haul for Two

Good morning! It's time for the Friday grocery haul. I enjoy looking at grocery haul blogs to see what others buy and eat and the steps they take to stay within their budgets. It's great to get ideas and inspiration from them. 
Mega hauls seem to be a 'thing', but having spent most of my adult life doing mega grocery hauls, I'm actually loving my 2 person hauls and the price tag that comes with it! It's hard to find what is realistic for 2 people in the blog world. I hope this adds in a positive way to all the grocery hauls for those of us who shop and cook for two.
Now onto this week..
I was happy with this week's haul. I bypassed a few “good” deals because I really did not need them, and for the most part I find sales tend to repeat throughout the year and I'm sure the items will be on sale again :).
My first stop was Winco....

I stuck with only the basic things we needed. I was in need of fresh veggies and got spinach, kale, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms…

Wednesday Snap Shot (on Thursday :)

Good morning! I had every intention of getting WSS out yesterday afternoon, but my day was longer than expected and it didn't happen.
I had to leave early in the morning to pick up my youngest son. He was having surgery to have his wisdom teeth removed. He was slightly sedated and needed a ride there and home. The surgery went well and I took him home. He hadn't really prepared well for this as far as food was concerned. He was supposed to eat liquids and soft foods for the first 2 to 3 days and of course he didn't have any! Ha, ha..
I was planning on doing my grocery shopping after I took him home so I shopped for him too. I picked up soups that he could just open and heat up in the microwave, applesauce, pudding, single serve mac and cheese that could be made in the microwave and cup of noodle type dishes. I was trying to make it as easy as possible for him for those first couple of days. I offered to take him back home with me so I could help him out but he felt h…

Menu Monday!

Good morning!  It's my first menu plan of 2019. I'm happy to be back to my regularly scheduled menu planning. After getting home from vacation I didn't have a plan.  I'm a fan of a plan.. :) 
Here's what this weeks plan is looking like..
Monday: White bean chicken chili, crackers, salad – Yesterday I made a pot of white bean chicken chili and made enough to last us for 2 nights. If I have any leftover after tonight I'll freeze it for my hubby's work lunches. Here is my recipe..
Crockpot Chicken Chili 1 can of olives, sliced
1 can diced tomatoes
1 cup salsa
2 cups frozen corn
2 #’s chicken
4 to 6 cups cooked white beans + 1 cup reserved (from cooking the beans) bean broth OR 2 to 3 cans of navy beans (drained) + 1 cup chicken broth
8oz cream cheese
1T chili powder
2t cumin
Put all ingredients in the crockpot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until the chicken is done. Remove the chicken and shred. Add it back into the crockpot. Stir everything up and serve. 
I cooke…