Well today I broke down and went to the store. With the exception of buying a couple pounds of bananas and some dishwashing detergent at the beginning of the month today was the first time I have been grocery shopping this month. I went in with list and stuck to it! I didn't buy anything extra except for a pair of Christmas jammies for Brodie (putting away for next year) that were on clearance for $2.00.
With our Eat from the Pantry Challenge going on my shopping was a little different this week. I didn't stock up on any loss leaders. Usually I try and stock up on the great deals of the week. This week I based my shopping solely on what we needed at the moment (ok, with the exception of the Electrasol. That was on roll back and I wanted to use those coupons before they expire at the end of the month).
Here is what I got.
I bought 2 dozen eggs and yogurt from Hy-Vee spending $5.32
Then I went to Wal-Mart and got...
16 Yogurts at $.25 each (on clearance)
2 loaves of sandwich bread
2 containers of I Can't Believe it's not Butter
Yoplait Yogurt 4 pack
Ground Sage x 2
3 packages of Electrasol
5 lbs of bananas
Total spent after coupons $41.09
Total spent today was $46.41.
I was going to try and not buy any bread this month. But, my kiddos eat PB and J's like its going out of style and I just can't find a good sandwich bread recipe. Anyone have any good recipes they would like to share?
We did eat from the pantry all week and I have no problems coming up with next weeks menu. We are still very well stocked.
Linked to Super Savings Saturday and Pantry Challenge Update at Money Saving Mom.