Caution: Back to school shopping may lead to a stop at Krispy Kreme. My daughter and I bought 2 chocolate iced custard filled doughnuts for $2.58. And they were worth every penny.
My neighbor Girl Girl was decorating a cake and called to see if I had any extra raspberries I’d be willing to trade. Luckily did! So I traded her a giant tub of raspberries for a box of graham crackers . I plan on using the Graham cracker this weekend for smores.
Later in the week I traded another neighbor zucchini & raspberries…
For some sugar, olives, garbanzo beans and chocolate. I love bartering!
This week I also collected chive seeds from the garden (for next year).
I also harvested a basket full of green onions.
Swiss chard, (more) zucchini, a few cherry tomatoes, eggs and raspberries.
Did you stock up on blueberries last week at Fred Meyer? At less than $2.00 a lb I did. I paid $29.79 for 15lbs and divided the berries up into ziplock baggies and tucked them into the freezer to enjoy this winter when fresh produce deals will be few and far between.
I also stocked up on peaches. 31+ pounds of peaches for $31.78 These found their way into the freezer as well. At $1.00 a lb this is a steal! We will be able to enjoy peach pies and smoothies all winter long and not have to worry about paying high prices at the grocery store. Although this seems a little extravagant for someone who is trying to feed their family for $100 a month or less… in the end… (in my opinion) it pays to stock up. PLUS… If the Girl who thinks she’s a bird doesn’t have fruit… she will melt.
QFC had toothbrushes for $1.00 each. Since this was part of their 10 for $10 promotion my store was heavily stocked with 2 giant cardboard displays. I used the $2.00 P&G coupon (now expired) to buy 8 toothbrushes. I only had to pay the tax. which was $ .67.
2 Bell Peppers for zucchini relish $1.58.
Milk $ .47 & Try Me FREE Cereal from Rite Aid $ .44 (stamp). I used my $2 in Rite Aid coupons ($1 July VV and $1 August VV) to help pay for the milk.
24 FREE Cans of tuna. Thank you SWAGBUCKS!
Albertsons Double coupons $22.52. Wowza! Talk about a spendy trip to Albertsons.
Total spent this week $89.92
Total spent year to date $821.68
(Only $378.32 for the rest of 2011 left in the budget!)
That’s only $2.50 a day left to feed a family of four. Got any suggestions?