Wednesday, April 20, 2016

$5 or Less Pantry Challenge: April 20th, 2016

Here's what I added to my pantry this week for $5 or less, in fact these are the only food items we've purchased this week.

I didn't plan to purchase them ...

I knew they were on sale for $.49 each but I wasn't going to make a special trip into town to purchase them, and we really didn't need anything else ...

But things changed at the last minute this morning and we found ourselves in the town where our Aldi's is located ...

and I remembered that the avocados were on sale and so we stopped in ...

this is the result ...

10 avocados @ $.49 each which equals $4.90 without taxes

What will I do with 10 avocados?

I could freeze them, I've done it before but ....

not this time ...

This time I plan on refrigerating them and as they ripen, I'm going to enjoy homemade guacamole!

What would you do with 10 avocados?

What did you add to your pantry for $5 or less this week?


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  1. I would make chocolate "cream" pie or chocolate pudding. When avocados come into my home, the first thing my sons and husband think are chocolate! not guacamole, lol.

    1. Shani, you mean you use avocados in chocolate cream pie or chocolate pudding?

  2. Wow - great deal on the avocados. I don't know what I would do with that many. I like homemade guacamole, but a girl can only eat so much at a time. I might use some of those avocados to make a hair mask.

    I am joining your pantry challenge as I need the motivation to restock my pantry. I am expecting the wolf to get a little closer to my door this winter and I know a well stocked pantry will hold him at bay for a little while longer.

    I was without the $5 to put towards this challenge this week, but I didn't let that stop me. I went through the odds and ends in my current pantry and whipped up some poultry seasoning, pumpkin pie spice, and granola. If I priced it out for what I would have spent in a store for those items, I figure I would add more than $5 worth of food to my stores.

    Thank you for the encouragement you provide with these posts!

    1. hiproofbarn, now that's the way to think ... that is called having a 'pantry mindset!'

    2. hiproofbarn, now that's the way to think ... that is called having a 'pantry mindset!'

  3. I would make lots of guacamole and invite my youngest grandson "the guacamole monster" and his mommy over to share it with Grammie! ;)

    This week I added some more instant yeast in the bigger mylar bag to my pantry along with 2 boxes of Walmart's brand of jello. I used yeast to make all our bread every week and the jello is for salad this Summer that I will add homegrown fruit to.

    1. Hmmm, jello salad, I haven't had any in a long time. It was a 'treat' growing up! I have to confess that I am a 'guacamole monster' too Debbie!

  4. While at Walmart, I found out they have a store brand of the flavoured rice that my daughter loves. It was $2.50/bag (the brand name version costs over $3/bag, so I bought 2 to restock the pantry. I'm so glad I discovered the cheaper store brand version!!!

  5. Actually, I was given 20 avocados before. What I did was peel them and make batches of guacamole with lots of lime. Then, I froze in portion bags. We ate them over the next few months, and they tasted fine! The lime kept them from turning brown. Oh, and if you are into smoothies, they can be frozen for smoothies, too :)

    1. I've done that before and if these were all really ripe I would have done it again but I choose varying degrees of ripeness so they would last longer.


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