Today’s shopping trip…$83.80
Over my self-imposed budget of $50 for the week but I decided to get some spare ribs that were on sale for $2.49 pound. That was $27.00. But my big score was strawberries. Aldi had them on in store clearance for 25 cents pound!! Some of them have already gone soft, that’s why they were on clearance, but I bought 8 pounds worth for a total of $2.oo and am hoping to get at least 6-7 pounds out of them. Now the problem is going to be finding a place to freeze them. I’m hoping Single Guy Next Door has room in his freezer…he usually does. If not, I’ll be sharing strawberries with all my neighbors! Also, Aldi had avocado’s on sale for 49 cents each. I’ve never seen them that cheap before, not even at the produce market so I’ve included them in almost every meal on this week’s meal plan. And coincidentally, limes were on sale for 10 cents each at the produce market and I needed lots of them to go with all those avocado’s!
I wanted to share this…this is how I wash my produce when I get it home, everything except English Cucumbers (when I open them from their wrapping I wash them with soap and water), including soft fruits like berries. I scour out the sink and fill it with cold water. I dump about 1/4 cup – 1/2 cup Hydrogen Peroxide in and let my produce soak while I put away the rest of the groceries, at least 15 minutes. Then I rinse with clean water, let air dry and put away. I’ve been doing this for several years now and not only is my produce clean I’d swear it lasts longer. I think the peroxide kills off the bacteria that promotes decay. Can’t prove it, just what I suspect.
And this is the crud that’s left behind. Pretty gross, huh?