A week of being domestic brought back memories and a sense of peacefulness to my doings. (Jury duty was cut short.) I surfed for some new recipes and stopped for groceries here and there on my many outings. This freedom will be short-lived, though, and I am fully thankful for it.
I was able to get some FREE and Cheap meats, nearly frees, and good milk deals. All under budget. I should consider lowering that budget — maybe to $80/week? Here’s what I got this week.
Bag N Save: Kellogg’s cereals 1.20; canned fruits for us .91; bread 1.88; corn 1.50; baby carrots (requested by #2!) .91; eggs .91; Farmland Oven Ready pork ribs 1.49. (The ribs say they serve 4, but come on — they’ll serve two on a party buffet. So I got a bunch.) Split chicken breasts .88/#; lunchmeats 1.99; Sunny D .91. Total for food $38.11.
Baker’s: Half gallon milks $1; Kraft dressing 1.99 (special request by DH); lemon .50; 2-liter pops .80; lettuces 1.49. (Also got an awesome close-out deal on some air filters.) Total for food $13.95.
Target: FREE chicken! Vinegar and apple cider vinegar .05 each. Total for food $.10.
HyVee: More half gallon milks .99; deli ham 1.99/#; Old Orch juice 1.49; Roberts yogurts .42; Banquet meals .69. (Sadly, the coupons inside did not include ones for more single meals. I got some good ones, though.) Total for food $17.79.
Total for food this week: $69.95, which puts my monthly total just for food at $142.56! The ribs and chicken quarters were awesome finds, and the split breasts were a great loss leader. I still have plenty of produce and now lots of lettuces (mixin’ it up around here). Check out my Menu Plans to see how I put these deals together.
Keeping track of donations to Project Hope which I will add to my grocery expense (because that’s where I choose to categorize my FP donation funds), total cash out of pocket this week $15.85 for canned beans, vegs and fruit at Bag N Save, and so far this month $39.04. Revised monthly grocery total: $181.6o at the halfway point.
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