Posts Tagged: bread

Dec 10

$100 Food Budget – Day 30


Today I made my final grocery shopping trip of December, 2010. I bought the following items:

  • Bread
  • Tomato Soup
  • Peanut Butter Cups
  • Generic Kool-Aid

Total Spent: $99.10

Remaining Cash: $0.90

I’ll have more than enough food to eat tomorrow, so I think it’s safe to say that Mr Nethead’s $100 Food Budget Challenge is going to be a success.

*pats self on the back*

Dec 10

$100 Food Budget – Day 16


I was finishing up at work today when I remembered that I didn’t have any bread. Bread is one thing I really miss when I don’t have it so I decided I had better stop off and get some. I also decided to stop at Aldi and see if they still sell mandarin oranges. It turns out they do and they only cost 49 cents per can!

I then went to Piggly Wiggly and bought a loaf of Sara Lee Honey Wheat bread. It was on sale for $1.99, which is the same price Walmart has been selling it for. I felt pretty good about that deal. The complete list of my purchases are:

  • 12 cans of mandarin oranges
  • Bread
  • Blueberry bagels
  • Generic Toaster Pastries (Cherry)

You can save quite a bit of money buying generic stuff. Food Club brand toaster pastries are $1.29, while the Pop Tarts brand is $1.89 on sale. A lot of generic food doesn’t taste all that different from the name brands. I suspect many people don’t like buying generic stuff because it makes them feel poor. (That is certainly true in my case.)

Considering what I bought it might come as a surprise that I actually had spaghetti for dinner. Heh. It was quite good.

Total Spent: $69.09

Cash Remaining: $30.91

Dec 10

$100 Food Budget – Day 10


They say snow is coming tomorrow and it’s supposed to get pretty nasty so I thought I’d better make a quick run to the store for a few things. Today I bought:

  • Milk
  • Bread
  • 2 cans of RavioliOs
  • One 12-pack of Dr Thunder
  • One canister of Lay’s Stax
  • One gigantic box of Honey Comb cereal

Total Spent: $49.36

Cash Remaining: $50.64

It’s only the 10th of the month and I’m about halfway through my money. Thankfully I think I have enough food left to last me the next four or five days. Of course, I’m used to being able to go out and buy whatever I want whenever I feel like it so this is definitely going to be interesting. The budget is tightening up.

Dec 10

$100 Food Budget – Day 5


The loaf of bread I bought the other day is already nearly gone. I’ve been eating a lot of sandwiches. Sometimes they’re peanut butter, turkey, or just plain cheese but at any rate I’ve been going through a lot of bread.

Today I walked into the store carrying only six one-dollar coins. It was a pretty weird feeling knowing that I could only spend a maximum of six bucks. I’m sure it’s a feeling that many Americans have grown accustomed to these days. Anyway, today I bought:

  • Sandwich Meat (Turkey)
  • Cheese
  • One 2-liter bottle of generic raspberry soda

Total Spent: $23.30

Remaining Cash: $$76.70

The bottle of soda seemed a little extravagant. Hopefully I won’t miss that 78 cents too much later.

Mar 10

Mr Nethead Builds A Sandwich

I arrived home from a long day of work just a short time ago. Feeling hungry, I decided it would be in my best interest to build a delicious sandwich. I started with two slices of bread.


My favourite bread is Sara Lee 100% Whole Wheat with Honey. Luckily, that’s the very bread I had on hand.


No that’s not mustard. I hate mustard. That’s genuine old fashioned Wisconsin cheese spread. Mmmm. I slathered some on both slices of bread. Then it was time to add meat.


Hillshire Farms Honey Roasted Turkey is my favourite sandwich meat ever! I also decided to throw on some Hormel turkey pepperonis. (I know, I know, that’s a lot of turkey.)


Here we see that the sandwich is nearly complete. Now all we need to do is put both sides together.


Ta da! It’s a delicious sandwich indeed. *eats sandwich* For best results, enjoy with an ice cold Sunkist Lemonade.

Jan 10

By Age 30

Sometimes when I stop and realize that I’m 26 years old, it’s almost a little mind boggling. How can I possibly be only four short years away from 30? Here are some of my goals to achieve by that time.

By age 30, I would like to look at least 25 years-old. If I still look 18 it’s just going to be weird and awkward.

By age 30, I’d like to stop getting acne breakouts when I’m stressed.

By age 30, I want to learn to properly cook a steak. I set off the smoke alarm the first time I tried. The second and third times I just managed to make some barely edible meat.

By age 30, I would like to learn how to use an entire loaf of bread before it spoils.

By age 30, I want to eat pizza in 10 different states.

By age 30, I want to reach level 70 in Farmville.

By age 30, I want to write 1000 blog entries.

And finally, by age 30, I would like to be living in my own home. Sure, I’d prefer it to be a nice castle with a drawbridge and a moat, but that might be asking for too much.