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Did a little spending...

April 28th, 2013 at 11:46 am

Yesterday we did get to the bulk food store run by Amish and I bought some cheese, sausage, and some spices. Their spices are far more reasonable than those in the grocery. I commented the dried mustard in my cabinet was purchased when we married which will make it 23 years old come June 15. We didn't spent a ton, but I felt like we bought some things we would use.

We stopped at a local store and looked around the gourmet food section. DH was shocked at looking at the jars and packages of spices and spice mixtures and the prices of $8 to $15 after buying similar things in less fancy packages at the bulk food store.

Today, after church, we hit Walgreens for a few of their specials. I even had a couple of coupons to put towards the purchase and with the mark downs and coupons, we saved over 25% on our purchase.

All in all, we didn't spent a huge amount either day, I feel like my shelves have a few more necessary items, and I most certainly did not go in debt. I would say that was a success.

2 Responses to “Did a little spending...”

  1. snafu Says:

    Do you shop to a menu plan? Wanting to avoid foods reaching expiry dates, I asked for a list of 5 favorites from each household member including kiddies. Added a vegetarian day and a couple of 'quickies' [can be eaten in car] for days that have added activities like baseball and hockey after school or 6 PM. We often have guests for sit down, family style dinner Sunday so it's linked to a Tues. 'plan-over.' Roast chicken or beef, ham, salmon etc. is reprised as a casserole, stir fry, stew or savory pie to use up any leftover veggies and entree. Monday is our busies day so it gets the simplest meal often salad + pasta, crockpot stew, quinoa,rice or couscous based concoction. Friday is leftover buffet or home made pizza on some type of flat bread like English muffin, Tortilla, Naan, Pita, focaccia, wrap - whatever is left at the Shot date Bread outlet that's on my way home. Kiddies cook Saturday and it's mostly a fun meal of finger foods.

    I can't imagine keeping a tin of anything in a cupboard for 23 years!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Yes, most of the shopping goes with my menus. We have scrambled eggs and sausage every Sunday after church and DH really likes this sausage because it has some flavor, but isn't spicy. The spices I bought are things I use all the time. The cheese we eat when we have sloppy joes...I slice a few pieces off. I bought some couscous for a meal coming up and there will be enough for another couple of meals.

    You are very organized with your menu.

    As for the tin, I haven't used the stuff out of it in years, and have basically kept the tin (and contents) because it is metal. Most of the stuff comes in plastic anymore.

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