I did my shopping early in the week because we’ve actually been in Cleveland all week, getting together with college friends. 5 couples, 3 babies and 1 year old – what a full house! It’s always good to spend time with friends, even as that time together changes due to the changes in our families. Before I left, I finished up shopping (and baking) for the trip.
Nathan and I shopped at Save-a-Lot on Saturday…and bumped into a family from school. The kids were all so excited to see Nathan. As for Nathan, he was pretty excited too. When I carry him in front of me in my wrap, Nathan will go anyplace contently because he can see what’s going on. It’s pretty cute! Anyway, we went to Save-a-Lot because I needed coconut for my coconut macaroons. I also picked up a couple more things.
In addition to the baking supplies, I picked up a couple more cans of tomato paste ($0.43 each) because the tomatoes in our garden will be ripening soon. That means it will be time to can salsa so I wanted to make sure I was ready with tomato paste. At Save-a-Lot, I spent $9.37.
On Sunday, after church, we headed to Kroger. Nathan slept in the car with Andy while I ran into pick up just a couple things.
I wanted to pick up pineapple ($0.99) to take along to Cleveland. I’m making enchilada casserole and chili dip one night, hence the jalapenos. The 7-Up 10 was free, thanks to the Friday Freebie last week. The cheese was a great deal at $1.49 a block, so I made sure to use my electronic coupon the full 5 times I was allowed on 5 blocks of cheese. Finally, I scored a great deal on meat. Chuck roast was on sale for $2.99/lb which is a price I never see anymore. Plus, I had a coupon for $2 off any $10 meat purchase from a Kroger flier that came in my mail. I found a 3.37 pound package of meat for $10.08. That took my price down to $8.08 which is $2.40/lb! I love great deals like that! The roast went straight into my freezer for sometime when we return.
At Kroger, I spent $18.50. That brings my total for the week to $27.87. It brings my shopping total for July to $171.13. I have $9 left in my grocery budget for July, but I don’t think I’ll be going shopping yet again this month. We shall see!