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Grocery Spending/Menu Plan | I am in blueberries.

It wasn’t an official grocery shopping week, but I did buy 40 pounds of blueberries.

Blueberries in a cardboard box.

They’re not organic (though the farm uses less pesticide than most larger farms do), but they’re fairly local (from New Jersey), come in recyclable cardboard boxes, and they’re delicious.

And at $1.75/pound, they’re cheaper than what I can typically buy at the store. Even when they’re on a really good sale at Aldi, they’re a little less than $2/pint (I think they were more like $2.50 recently).

We’re eating them by the handful, of course, and I’ll also freeze quite a few of them for smoothies and make jam out of some.

For breakfast, we’ll be eating blueberry muffins, blueberry buttermilk pancakes, yogurt topped with blueberries, and cereal topped with blueberries.

(are you sensing a theme?)

Lunches will be comprised of sandwiches made with whole wheat bread, homemade yogurt, yogurt smoothies, cottage cheese, fruit, raw veggies, nuts, cheese, and leftovers as necessary. Of course, we don’t eat all of that every single day…it’s just a list of the things we choose from for lunch each day. And Mr. FG eats leftovers for lunch pretty much every day.

This is the dinner plan:


  • things are a little bit up in the air as to what we’re doing tonight. I’m currently discussing it with Mr. FG. 😉


  • We’re getting together with Mr. FG’s parents, and I’m responsible for dessert. I think we’re going to do ice cream, some bars, and some frosted oatmeal cookies.


  • Meatball Subs
  • green salad


  • Lemon Sage Chicken (this keeps getting bumped, but I’m really going to try to make it this week!!)
  • Whole Wheat Rolls
  • green beans


  • Beef Enchiladas (a new recipe, and I’m using beef instead of turkey because I have tons of beef and no turkey)
  • fruit salad
  • chips and salsa



  • Takeout date night for Mr. FG and me, something easy for the kids

Have a fabulous Saturday, dear readers! I don’t normally post on Sundays, but I have a little picture post to share with you tomorrow, so do stop back in.

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Sunday 3rd of July 2011

$1.75/lb for already picked blueberries is great! Near me it's $2.05 for you pick. I managed to picked 8 lbs last week and going back for more this week! I love stocking up on berries during the summer. This year it's my goal to stock up on enough to last for a year...hoping it can me done! Such a huge amount of money up front, but I know I'm saving money during the winter.


Monday 27th of June 2011


I know I'm so late, but my family and I picked 25 gallons of blueberries this weekend for.......$25.00!!!!!!!!

The u pick farm had a special....5 dollars all you can fit into a five gallon bucket.

I'm going back today for some veggies.


Sunday 26th of June 2011

Would you be willing to tell us who you bought the blueberries from and how to contact them? I'd love to order some too! :-)


Sunday 26th of June 2011

I love blueberries as well. Too bad I cant find this deal on Raspberries, I can eat hundreds of those a day! MMM.

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Sunday 26th of June 2011

I live in New Jersey, and I haven't seen blueberries that cheap anywhere! Where did you get those?

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