My little guy came down with a fever on Tuesday so he was home with me Wednesday and Thursday. By last night he was feeling fine and he was to go back to school today. Well…last night I get the text that school had been delayed for 2 hours due to weather. Then, at about 5 am my phone starts buzzing letting me know that school had been cancelled. Plus, the boys are also off school on Monday for MLK so they are VERY happy kids!
Of course I thought I was going to start getting back into my routine…guess that will have to be next week–tee hee!
Other than that it’s just been cold. My boys and my dogs are going a bit stir crazy. None of them want to stay outside for more than a few minutes at a time. I am ready for some warm weather to come back. Yeah…I know, it’s still a bit early. I’d take just a few days of sun rather than the dreary overcast that we have had lately!
I did get some shopping done. Nothing too exciting and not really great deals but it was stuff that we needed. I noticed a comment a while back asking me why I never used too many coupons and never had all the great deals on my list that I share here on the site. Well..honestly it’s because I have a pretty good stockpile. At this point I am in maintenance mode. So I really only have to buy most things when they are a really low price. Most of the stuff that I buy week to week will be perishables and veggies.
My freezer is almost about to bust with protein at the moment. I have picked up 40 pounds of beef, 40 pounds of chicken breast and 50 pounds of fish from Zaycon over the past couple of weeks. All of that should last us quite a while. I also still have a couple of turkeys, a bunch of the chicken thighs from a while back and some beef cuts from my farming buddy.
I also have a crazy full pantry. My parents grow a big garden each year and I am always happy to reap the benefits. I have jars of canned tomatoes, fig preserves, jalapeños and more. Many companies also send me lots of products to try…so those go in my pantry too.
All of that combined means that I only have to buy what we need and grab any super deals to replenish my inventory. I learned a long time ago that buying stuff just because it is a good deal is not always a good thing. I don’t want to deal with excess food — or worse…letting food expire before I can use it.
Also keep in mind that I have been couponing for a long time. I tracked our consumption on many things that we regularly use so that now I only buy what we will use. That means that here at my house we only need at most 3 jars of yellow mustard every year–tee hee.
So the things you see in my shopping lists each week is just what we need…no more and no less. Of course I make mistakes here and there but I have gotten pretty good at this shopping business
I got a little help this week thanks to a Publix gift card I got for a promotion (Remember you can win one too…go HERE).
Lemons x 2 = $1.33
Limes x 3 = $1.20
Mushrooms = $1.79
Red Onion = $1.12
Avocados x 2 = $3
Celery = $2.99
Spinach = $1.50
Cilantro = 99¢
Cucumbers x 2 = $1.49
Tomato = 76¢
Bell Pepper = $1
Philly Cream Cheese x 2 = $1 (two $0.50 IP)
Milk = $4.13
Hormel Pepperoni x 2 = $1 (IP + TQ)
Tyson Grilled = $5.99 ($1 DQ)
Publix Purified Water = 83¢
Pork Roast = $7.15
Le Sueur Peas = $1
Campbell’s Soup = $1
Publix Worcestershire Sauce = $1.99
French’s Worcestershire Sauce = $1.69
Quaker Chewy Bars = $1.40
Del Monte Fruit x 4 = $3 ($1/2 PQ + DQ + IP)
After my gift card, I was under $4 for the week. I’ll take that!
How did you guys do this week? Share your weekly totals in the comments or link up!