We've had a few very, very busy weeks here so I won't apologize too much for being missing in action but I will say that I've missed you all and I'm glad you stuck with me!
We had a big shop this week. In the last few weeks the children have been eating more and more - they are definitely growing (I've been letting down the hems on Buddy's pants weekly if not more often) and between that and dance and swimming, the food has been flying out of the fridge and the cupboards around here. One week we ate 20lbs of apples. And that was just the apples.
So, we bought a few more "snacky" type things this week and we had completely run out of other things. I really didn't feel like or have the time to do coupon matching this week so I wrote a list and stuck with it, though I did skip a couple of things that were definitely not emergency level so the total wouldn't completely blow the bank.
I went to one store and here's what we purchased:
Yep, two photos worth and yes, I totally could have done a better job in spreading out the items so you could see them better!
Since you can't see everything there, here's the breakdown:
4 bags of Everyday Essential Chips (two corn chips, two potato chips - one isn't in the photo) @ $1.50 each = $6
Pearled Barley 2lb $4.19
Quaker Life Cereal $2.49
Everyday Essential Facial Tissue 2 @ $0.79 = $1.58
Arm and Hammer Liquid Laundry Detergent $4.29
Betty Crocker Vanilla Frosting $1.99 (I needed to bring this for an event this week.)
Everyday Essential Bacon 2 @ 2/$7 = $7
Chicken Drumsticks 4.23lbs @ $1.49/lb = $6.30 (this is the lowest price I've seen in quite a while)
3.2lbs Red Delicious Apples $4.99
3.3lbs Fuji Apples $4.99
Red Mangoes 2 @ $0.88ea = $1.76
Bartlett Pears 2.2lbs @ $1.39/lb = $3.06
Bulk Couscous 1.89lbs @ $3.49/lb = $6.60
Farmstand Grape Tomatoes dry pint 2 @ 2/$3 = $3
Dozen Large Eggs $1.99
Yoplait Yogurt 8 @ $0.59ea = $4.72
We were totally out of yogurt, chicken, apples, bacon, facial tissue, couscous, pearl barley and laundry soap. The facial tissues and laundry detergent were necessary and the rest I purchased since I knew it would make meals and snacks easier and with a little more variety.
I almost purchased two of the chicken packets but decided against it. After supper tonight, I found that whole chickens are on sale for $0.99/lb starting tomorrow so I'm glad I didn't! Roasted chicken sounds like quite a treat right about now. Come back Monday to see what we're eating! Though roasted chicken won't be on the menu quite yet.
How did you do this week with your shopping?