Cheese and Bread Feast

I promise I do not work for Central Market.

Nor do they endorse this blog.

It is just a new found obsession.

Alex’s parents were here last week.

We needed to run by Central Market on our way to dinner to pick up a gift.

In the midst of taste-testing everything, we decided to forego our initial plans of dining at Pappadeaux for picking out fun cheeses and breads and bring them home.

And bring them home we did!

Manila and Indian mangos

Pomegranate-Plumcots, Sugarplums, and Apricots

Parmesan Sourdough and more of that Prosciutto-filled Sourdough

Cinnamon-savory rotisserie chicken, Rye bread, and Garlic pita chips

Aged White Cheddar with Peppercorn and Garlic-Parmesan olive oil

Alex’s slice of Parmesan bread topped with Feta and Spinach spread, rotisserie chicken, Aged White Cheddar, and Gouda

The delicious feast!

Buon appetito!

Lovely Saturdays

With some time to kill on a Saturday afternoon,

why shouldn’t one go to Central Market for the first time?

Overwhelmed by aromas and visual artistry of food,

we were giddy inside the taste-test haven.

After seeing and sampling all we could,

we enjoyed the breeze just outside on the patio

sampling our goodies.

Sugarplum

Sourdough baguette with Prosciutto baked right in

Morbier le Meunier Cheese (more like butter!)

Morbier on the Prosciutto sourdough

Nectarine-Mango Hybrid

I paid $56.43 for $117.01 in groceries

I love saving money and I love eating. Combining the two is peachy.

I went to CVS, Target and Walmart today and got the following for only $56.43:

Groceries for the week

Great prices:
3 80ct boxes of Splenda Essentials sweetener, $3.98 each, $3 off coupons = .98 each
4 Cascade 4pks, $1.09, $1 off coupon = .09 each
Red seedless grapes, $1.88/lb, price matched Aldi’s price of .88/lb
Red Bell pepper, $1.57, price matched Sprouts’s price of .99
8oz sliced mushrooms, $1.98, price matched Central Market’s price of $1.50
Kix cereal, $3.68, price matched Tom Thumb’s price of $1.99, used $1/2 coupon = $1.49
Lucky Charms, $3, price matched Tom Thumb’s price of $1.99, used with coupon above = $1.49
Roma tomato, $1.37/lb, price matched Tom Thumb’s price of .99/lb
2 Johnson & Johnson first aid kits, .97 each, used $1.50 off coupon = .22 each
Target brand eye drops, .97, used .50 off coupon from target.com = .47

Look at what I got for free:

Freebies worth $29.17


*Oops, only 1 nail polish should be pictured
Carmello bar, scanned my card at CVS price checker and a free coupon spat out
Revlon nail polish, $4.99, used $1 off coupon and used ECBs to pay the rest
Bic Soleil Shimmer razor, $8.39, used rain check to bring it down to $5.99, used $3 off coupon, used ECBs to pay the rest
CVS waterproof bandages, 3.69, free coupon from price checker
CVS body wash, $2.27, $3 off coupon was emailed to me
2 Penmate 10pk pens, $1 each, used $1 off coupons from target.com
2 Cascade Action pacs 3pk, .97 each, used $1 off coupons

Spent $56.43
Saved $60.58
Received $19 ECB to use next time (whoo-hoo!)