Grocery Challenge - Day 2

We spent a little last night on a late-night run to Walmart to buy some baking powder. I don't think I've ever run out of baking powder before! And since it expires, I probably should have replaced it a while ago.

We've Spent: $0.80 Budget Left: $49.20

Yesterday, we also used up the last of our frozen strawberries. Since strawberries are in season, it's cheaper to get fresh and freeze them instead of buying a bag pre-frozen. Winco has had a good price on large flats of strawberries the last few weeks, so I'll try to pick some up this week to freeze for later.


  • Last night's dessert: Strawberry-banana smoothies
  • Breakfast: English Muffin Bread, fried egg, half an apple and a slice of turkey bacon. Coffee and iced coffee, as usual.
  • Lunch: Bratwurst, fried onions and cabbage, homemade hot dog buns, can of cheap pork-n-beans
  • Dinner: A random stirfry of things that needed to be used from the crisper drawers, incuding spring onions, zucchini, carrots and cabbage, over jasmine rice. Not bad, not great, but necessary.

I have to say, my husband made his first free-form bread loaf today, along with two hot dog buns, using a recipe from Beard on Bread. They came out deliciously if not photogenically and I think we won't be buying hot dog buns any more.