I called the Safeway hotline to confirm and they DO deliver in our area! So tomorrow morning our groceries will arrive without any trips out into the heat. What a blessing! My total was around $70 and I have about $30 worth of items to buy at our neighborhood store (lower prices) so it looks like this two week period will be around $100 total for us for groceries.
I found a great site that lists all sorts of on-line coupon codes - Coupon Craze. To top off my day of great deals, I called Penzey's to see if I would receive the discount I was expecting from a recent catalog promotion they offered. They said yes, $6.50 has been credited to my account so now I am going to do a little shopping for some spices I really need.
Speaking of great deals, have you seen the sale amazon.com is having on cookware? They have some of the really nice, high end cookware for about 50-60% off! I am going to buy a nice sauce panI have really been needing. It's $17.99 right now and normally sells for $101.00. What a steal!
I'm working on a cookbook right now. I have so many great recipes that I have created I decided to compile them all. I am planning to have it done before the end of the summer.
I'm going to cook a big crock pot of beans this weekend to freeze. I found a great article on how to do it at Frugal-Folks-Life (about half way down the page).
I'm really focusing on getting ahead right now. Today I plan to make 2 quiche to freeze. I had some Swiss cheese left from sandwiches we had last week so I will pull that out of the freezer and with some turkey bacon should make two nice quiche. Here's the recipe I use:
1 uncooked pie crust (homemade or frozen or refrigerated)
1 and 1/2 c. milk or creme
1 c. shredded cheese (cheddar, Swiss or similar type)
1/2 lb. meat (bacon or ham works well)
1/4 c. diced onion or scallions
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Into pie crust put cheese, meat and onions. Pour in egg mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to one hour or until golden and center is set. (You can test the center by using a wooden skewer or a sharp knife).