Wowza – we got a TON of groceries at the store this afternoon, for mere cha-cha-CHANGE!

We’ve got the produce:


  • Romaine lettuce salad blend
  • Baby carrots
  • Mixed veggie salad blend
  • Bananas
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers
  • Sweet Potato
  • Oranges
  • Lemon
  • Blueberries
  • Braeburn apples
  • Cauliflower
  • Ginger
  • Garlic

And everything else:


For a grand total of…FIFTY SIX DOLLARS!! This entire haul was only $56. Total win on the grocery store front. :D

Now I love going grocery shopping for many reasons, but one of the biggest is that I get to come home and make something fabulous from all the new loot I pick up! For dinner, I rounded up some cottage cheese, a navel orange, Braeburn apple, blueberries & Grape-nuts


And made a Cottage Cheese Fruit Bowl!


I mixed a cup of cottage cheese with a dash of cinnamon (might be my new favorite thing, ever?!) then loaded all the other ingredients on top.


The addition of these Grape-nuts on top was super key. Their unmistakable crunch was such a fabulous texture contrast to the creamy cottage cheese – plus they’re high in whole wheat, fiber and natural antioxidants!

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Did you know that Grape-nuts were originally marketed as a natural cereal that could help improve health and vitality? Basically “brain food” – ooooo. :)

This dinner was a super light, yet filling, and very refresing. YUM!


Alrighty my friends – I am off to pack my life away – I’m leavin’ on a jet plane tomorrow!!!

ps: the Kentucky Derby Pie recipe has been requested of IME – I’ll share with you ASAP!


How many people do you buy groceries for? Do you try to stick to a budget, or do you buy to your heart’s content?