Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Real Shopping Trip

On Monday, Kaia had her first filling at the dentist. She did great, and afterward we went to Wray's, a local grocery store, because I had a $15 off a purchase of $50 or more that expired on Tuesday. I didn't want to miss out. I used to shop at Wray's every Saturday morning when Kaia was a baby. Dana worked Saturdays, and that was our routine. I shop there a few times a month, and I like it because it's local, but typically I go to Fiesta Foods (also local, sort of) and Safeway because they are closer to my office.

We went and I had an idea of what I wanted. We were in serious need of fruits and veggies in the house, so I picked up asparagus, cauliflower, oranges, bananas, and green pepper. Almost all were on sale and the prices were good. Then in the meat section I picked up a family pack of pork loin and chops for $4 something (it was $2 off with a sell by date of 2/17) and a pack of WA grown split chicken breasts for $1.48 a pound. They make great ground pork sausage in the store, so I bought some at $1.99 a pound, the usual price and well worth it. Then I made sure to buy the Folgers coffee on coupon, and the milk also on coupon.

In the dairy section, x-large eggs were $1.99 a dozen. They aren't the Omega-3 eggs we love, but they work. A large container of yogurt was marked down to $1.49, and I also picked up some bread and Valentine's goodies on mark down.

It was a good trip, and I bought well over $70 worth of groceries for $50. Plus I have enough food in my fridge and pantry that there won't be any emergency trips to the store. Which is nice. Especially since Friday night I need dinner ready when I get home. We have tickets for Mo to go watch Thomas Live on stage.

Monday: Chicken breasts cooked over homemade stuffing, garlic bread (also on markdown) with broccoli and cheese.
Tuesday: Pork Chops coated in homemade "shake n bake", salad (leftover from dinner this weekend), asparagus, leftover garlic bread.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: Beans with ham in the crockpot, homemade hamburger helper, BBQ ribs or pasta. We have cauliflower, green peppers, and green peas to serve for veggies. I like having plenty of options, and while I haven't come up with a strict plan, I know that it will be easy to fix dinner each night.


Danielle said...

Great job!

Art said...

Fugality! I love it.

Carla said...

What a fun day! And doesn't it feel good to have a meal plan? hhhmmmm, might just have to put my thinking cap on and come up with one myself:)