I’ve made two brief shopping trips since my last “slow month” update. I had volunteered to make a big pan of green beans for a local charity organization so I ran in to Apple Market following the MLK event Monday. I needed green beans and bacon for the dish (I still had onion at home) and while I was there picked up a few other items. The cereal was on sale and I needed the pepper for a recipe. The cherry tomatoes looked pretty good to add to our salads, and we were out of sliced cheese. The English muffins were purely an impulse thing. They are a weakness of mine but I now have a homemade substitute which I’ll link to at the bottom of this post.
- huge can of green beans
- 2 boxes raisin bran (on sale 2 for $6)
- English muffins
- jalapeno pepper (for a recipe)
- cherry tomatoes
- sliced provolone cheese
By Friday we were out of salad fixings, eggs and milk. I made a quick run to Braum’s and while in there I noticed butter was on sale. I still have a carton or two in the freezer but I try to buy it whenever it’s on sale. The cottage cheese was free because I spent over $15.
- butter lettuce
- 2 bell peppers
- (2) 1/2 gallon cartons of milk
- cottage cheese (free with purchase)
My mid-month total was $94.05 so I’m now up to:
Now, about that English muffin substitute…I had “pinned” a recipe for English Muffin Bread some time ago but had never gotten around to making it. Last night we were having broccoli soup and I wanted some sort of easy bread to go with it. I decided to go ahead and try the English Muffin Bread. Oh, my goodness! It was a hit. We had a plain, warm slice with our soup and later in the evening I toasted slices and topped them with butter and cherry preserves as a little treat with our evening cups of tea. David loved it so much he made two more slices for himself and I think he had four slices for breakfast. It was so easy and makes four loaves. I froze three last night but I’m going to have to take one back out because we’ve just about finished a whole loaf. I’m not entirely certain this is a good thing but when toasted it really does have that crunchy texture of an English muffin. Click here for my blog post about it on Dee’s Kitchen and here’s a picture: