The Excellent Adventures of Kim and Kev

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Busted Budget

It was inevitable.

I could only maintain my grocery budget for so long.

Once I opened my last jar of sunflower seed butter from Trader Joe's, I knew my penny pinching was over.

I eat some version of nut butter every single, I consider it pretty good that 10 jars lasted me almost five months!

A trip to Greenville was planned.

And after a three and a half hour round trip car ride, all is right with my pantry.....

And then some.

I hate that I feel the need to completely fill up my shopping cart to make my trip worthwhile.
But I love all the delicious food that I get to bring home with me to eat over the next couple (hopefully five!) months. 

I also made a quick stop at Whole Foods (we are getting one in September!) to get a couple of pre-made items for a quick dinner.

My inspiration was the TJ's Vodka Sauce.
I purchased some FRESHLY made pasta ( our first time to have it!) and some freshly made bread.  It was called Prairie Bread and was full of whole grains, nuts, and seeds.

Once home, I added shrimp to the sauce, cooked the noodles, and dinner was served.

It was divine!!

Every single part of it.

In fact, I believe Prairie Bread has just been added to my list of favorite foods.

Forever and ever.

(side note: Prairie bread with avocado and egg... I die.)

And for an appetizer.... Shrimp and veggie rolls from the sushi section. 

Fresh and flavorful and crunchy and incredible.

It's pretty safe to say that once September arrives my budget will be busted forever.

But good food sure does make us happy!


  1. I would really like to try that Prairie Bread! Yum!! Love, mom

  2. I can't believe your food budget lasted that long! I'm proud of you!! That Prairie Bread does sound delicious. Love, Aunt Sandi