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Did I really spend that??

October 6th, 2010 at 07:43 pm

$5.99 for Mission low carb flour tortillas?? for 10 of them?? How in the he** did I do that. That is what happens when you live in a small town, your daughter photographed the checker's daughter's wedding and you have known her for 20 years and you are talking the whole time. So I give her the money for the tortillas and quart of half and half yakking the entire time. I did not even notice until this morning when I started to write down yesterday's spending (doing this since went from cash to debit card, see last entry). Okay next time I will go to slightly out of the way Winco in Eureka instead of stopping at easy Safeway in my town.

DH is shorthanded at our business right now. I worked as cashier yesterday for 3 hours and was beat!! It makes me even more determined to keep the house and yard clean, and make delicious frugal meals, stretching every penny he earns.

My menu for the week has already changed since there is still leftover chili and I found some ham that was supposed to be eaten by 09/30, but not opened yet. So I need to find some good thing to make with deli ham. DH suggested we have baked potato with assorted toppings, which is what I will do tonight, but that will not use all the ham. We also have pancetta that needs to be eaten, but that is easy.... pasta dish.

I know, brussel sprouts with ham. That would be delish!

Okay time for lunch and in to get my flu shot.

10 Responses to “Did I really spend that??”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Those low-carb tortillas are SO expensive. They're usually at least $4.39 here, and like you, I didn't notice much until I got home and checked the tape. What the heck is in them that costs so much?
    Ugh.
    Good job eating up the back of the fridge specials. I made burritos last night with all that lonesome food.

  2. ThriftoRama Says:

    I'm right there with you. I'm trying to be more conscious about prices.

  3. sagegirl Says:

    Hot ham and cheese sandwiches, grilled. Or dice it and heat it and mix with scrambled eggs for a pseudo "hash". Those are our favorite "finish up the deli ham" recipes.

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I wish I knew how to make low carb tortillas and bread at home.

    You can extend the life of your deli ham if you pan fry it just long enough to get it very hot, then cool and put it into the freezer. Be prepared for it to lose a lot of moisture, though. You could also cut it up into bits and panfry till quite brown and crisp. Then freeze the bits for addition to eggs and salads where you could think of them more like bacon bits.

  5. LittleGopher Says:

    Crockpot scalloped potatoes and ham is my go-to recipe for leftover ham.

    As Joan mentions above, I too cut up ham (I haven't fried it, though that sounds good) and freeze for future use in crockpot recipes and scrambled eggs. (I cut up and freeze most leftover meat or else it just languishes in the frig until inedible :-)

  6. Homebody Says:

    It is thin deli sliced. I sent two sandwiches this morning with DH, so I have about half the package left. We bought a 3-pack at Costco, so we used two of the packages already for DH's lunches, but somehow we let the date go past.

    Thanks for all the tips everyone. I am trying to figure out something with ham and the 5 tortillas left from that expensive package!! I told my husband this morning about how much the tortillas were and he was like, "how did you miss that when it was rang up". I said, "Gina was the cashier". Enough said.

    Joan, I thought the same thing. How to make them. I know one of my OD's friend's makes her own, so I am going to look up a recipe and see if I can find one.

  7. Homebody Says:

    I ended up chopping up the ham and putting in a frittata with leftover potatoes from a roast chicken I served, diced bell pepper and onion. I felt so frugal!!

  8. Looking Forward Says:

    I only buy tortillas if they're on sale. And notice that the 20ct is only like $0.40 less then a 30ct.

    My sis used to work at the Safeway there. The older one. She has friends who still work there and at E. Natural Foods, so she manages to get discounts all over town! Smile

  9. Looking Forward Says:

    Emily. She was in the customer service booth mostly. Her roommate is Holly.

  10. Looking Forward Says:

    Yes, I did think you were in Eureka. Arcata then? I hear they have a much nicer Safeway. Smile

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