Art is the Handmaid of Human Good

Life in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

A whole lotta grocery lists…

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…interspersed with some pictures so it isn’t a total snooze-fest over here…

Sandy Point

Hannaford, May 18th 2009

  • 8 oz. of Hannaford sour cream for $.69
  • 1 bag of organic lentils for $1.35
  • 1 can on Swanson vegetable broth for $.87 (the best price in the area!)
  • 1 bunch of six bananas (1.56 lb.) for $.76
  • 1 lb. of carrots for $.69
  • 1 bunch of celery for $1.59
  • 1 bunch of parsley for $1.69
  • 1 cuke for $.59
  • 1 head of green leaf lettuce for $1.29
  • 1 jumbo red onion (.89 lb.) for $.78
  • 1 package of fresh organic dill for $2.29
  • 1 bunch of scallions for $.49

Total – $13.08.  This made the most amazing rhubarb-lentil soup that I ate for most of the week and haven’t stopped thinking of since.
Nancy was kind enough to give me some, okay a lot, of rhubarb from her garden. There is going to be a rhubarb-palooza post soon…

Market Basket, May 20th 2009

  • 1 package of prepared pesto for $3.99 – *SO* expensive but my basil hasn’t grown to pesto proportions yet.
  • 1 16 oz. package of mushrooms for $2.29
  • 2 large green peppers for 1.28
  • 2 small zucchini for $.86
  • 2 small summer squash for $.85
  • 1 jumbo red onion (1.26 lb.) for $.87 (An aside – the red onion I bought at Hannaford was $.89 a pound, Market Basket’s was $.69)
  • 1 quart of whole milk ricotta for $2.99
  • Mozzarella for $1.69
  • 1 bag of frozen spinach for $1.29
  • 1 package of lasagna noodles for $1.39

Total – 17.50.  This made two veggie lasagnas – one for us and one for a friend.  Ours was nommed throughout the week.

Portsmouth NH Lilac Festival

Trader Joe’s, May 23rd 2009

  • Light brown organic sugar for $2.99
  • 1 quart of dark amber maple syrup for $17.99
  • 2 portabella mushrooms for $1.50

Total – $22.48.  This made rhubarb muffins and the portabellas topped a pizza.

My total for the week of May 18th – 24th – $53.06.  Not bad, considering the syrup.

What happened in 1620?

Trader Joe’s, today

  • 1 loaf of sourdough bread (because I haven’t figured out/gotten around to making my own) for $1.99
  • 1 pint of heavy cream for $1.99
  • 1 quart of milk for $.99
  • 10 oz. of Salem blue cheese for $3.69
  • 1 quart of veggie broth for $1.99

Total – $10.65

Market Basket, today (because TJ’s didn’t have leeks – grrrrrrrr!)

  • 1 bunch of leeks for $2.99
  • 1 quart of strawberries for $2.49 (because I still have some rhubarb left and that means pie!)

Total – $5.48

All of the photos in this post were taken last weekend, a lovely, long, Memorial Day holiday weekend!  I’ve left the best for last…

First fried clams of the summer!
The first fried clams of the summer enjoyed at Bob Lobster in Newburyport, MA

Mayflower Brewing Company's Pale Ale
A Mayflower Pale Ale enjoyed at the Lobster Hut in Plymouth, MA


Author: Marianne

Hi my name is Marianne Gries, welcome to Art is the Handmaid of Human Good. I use this space to write about and share pictures of things that interest me. That includes my life in Lowell, my adventures in car-lite living, the food I cook and eat, my dogs, home improvement projects, vacations, knitting, and interesting things and places I see and visit. Thanks for stopping by!

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