But first, I went to the gas station to fill up; I put $26 worth of gas at $2.51/gallon. Then, because I felt the drive to the gas station wasn't long enough, I drove to the grocery store. I thought I'll get myself some frozen corn because I was out of it and maybe another couple of bread rolls. But the rolls in the bakery section didn't look too good, so I didn't buy any.
|October 27 Grocery Shopping|
I also walked around the grocery store, but didn't find anything else I wanted to buy. So I paid for my two items (1 bag frozen corn = $1.00; 1 can biscuit dough = $.75) and came home. My total came to $1.75.
|October 27 Receipt|
Amount spent on groceries in October = $73.23 + $126.93 + $16.34 + $1.75 = $218.25
Amount left in budget = $261.59 - 218.25 = $43.34
I baked the biscuits once I got home and had two of them for dinner (along with leftover steak, from the other night). I also cooked the rest of the strawberries before they spoiled and made strawberry syrup; I ate some of it with yogurt for dessert.
|Flaky Biscuits Fresh out of the Oven|
Today, I am grateful for:
- A warm, if cloudy day
- The three drops of rain that fell in the afternoon!
- An invitation to a party (a cousin's daughter's "sweet 16")
- Chatting with an aunt
- Video chatting with my daughter
How was your day? Where would you have driven if you needed to drive but didn't have a particular place you needed to go?
One of our shops is selling Millies' cookie dough for £3 and it makes 6 cookies. I won't buy that either. I can make millie's cookies with ingredients from my cupboard for a lot less and I get 3 times as many.ReplyDelete
If I spend £8 in this store for the next 4 weeks I will get £5 added to my bonus card. I can easily do this by stocking up on frozen bits but the cookie dough still won't go in the trolley! xx
I suppose some people will consider $.50 per biscuit (there were 8 biscuits in the can) or 50 pence per cookie is reasonable, especially when compared to prices one pays for them at a cafe and the convenience factor, etc. But I'd rather not pay full price unless I have to.Delete
The biscuits did bake up nice and fluffy. I updated the blog to show a picture I took of them straight out of the oven.
I haven't had canned biscuits in a long time, but they look very good in your picture. I hope I won't be tempted next time I go shopping and come home with biscuits that aren't on sale. :)ReplyDelete
Biscuits are something I eat maybe once a year and almost always when I find a can of them on sale. But I've never tried making them from scratch! Maybe something to try this winter.Delete
If I had to give the car a run, I would be very fortunate because I could take it across the highway and up the road where we used to live, which like ours is a country road, or go west on the highway for a few miles to enjoy the scenery (keeping out of the way of the huge transports, though), or there is a back road to another town which is most interesting and also out in the country. Now if I had a lot of time and didn't mind using up the gas I had bought, I would drive east on the highway for another 25 miles and then south for some truly amazing scenery, especially in the fall.ReplyDelete
Bushlady, it sounds lovely! I suppose I could have driven down to the beach or up into the mountains, but, to be quite honest, it never even occurred to me! Maybe next time!Delete
Bless ... you may want to have another mechanic take a look at your car. You shouldn't have to drive it every couple of weeks to keep the battery charged. While we were on a two week vacation we didn't drive my car (a 2011 model) and the battery didn't run down while we were away. We were told that later model vehicles (like yours) should be able to go for months without starting it with no problems. Just hate to see you feeling that''s normal and being inconvenienced for no reason. Just a thought. :).ReplyDelete
Carolyn, thank you for the suggestion. I probably should have taken the car to the dealers in the first place, but, as they say, hindsight is 20-20. :pDelete
Great buy on the biscuits.. They look so good.. hope you have a nice weekend.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Judy. As I said in reply to another comment, above, I don't eat biscuits all that often and I've never tried making them from scratch! I am going to try making them from scratch this winter.Delete
Those biscuits look lovely. You can get them over here, but not always and never so inexpensive. I'm sorry you are so short of rain over there, I wish I could send you some of ours (though it hasn't been too bad this week) xReplyDelete
The biscuits turned out very well, indeed. I want to learn how to make them from scratch, along with scones and Yorkshire puddings! The rain can be a mixed blessing, but it is much needed here.Delete
You know, I mentioned several weeks ago that you shouldn't have to drive your car every week to make sure your battery doesn't die, but I read this article from 2009 yesterday, Tips for Infrequent Drivers, that completely changed my mind, not because of the battery, but because of other issues that could develop if you don't drive your car regularly.ReplyDelete
The biscuit dough was an amazing find! I would have bought all of them and then wondered why I did that when I got home, lol. Good going!
The issue with the car battery is a temporary problem, I think (hope). Once I start going to the office, I will be driving the car regularly, 20 miles to the office and 20 miles back, and hopefully, I won't have to worry about it.Delete
Oh, I was so tempted to buy more biscuit dough at that price! It said "do not freeze" on the can, but I've been reading that one can freeze the dough. Or, one could bake the biscuits and freeze. And there are all kinds of recipes using biscuit dough (I did a search on-line and almost ran back to the store to buy the rest of the dough!) My problem is, who is going to eat it all? There were 8 biscuits in the can and I still have 3 left.