Sunday, February 13, 2011

Couponing best....

Why oh why did I not take a picture of this glorious personal achievement????

Oh well.....

I coupon, but I don't COUPON. Frankly, I just don't want to spend all the time and organizational skills it takes. I also don't want to shop at 4 different stores, on 4 different days, shop weekly, or spend 3 hours in a store. Grocery shopping needs to be fast and as painless as possible, because I hate it.

So, I clip my coupons, I shop at one store (twice a month because it generally has the lowest prices), shop the sales, and we eat what is on sale. Did I mention that I also hate to cook?! Don't confuse this with baking. I love to bake <3>
  • 10 apples
  • 4 bell peppers
  • a bunch of carrots
  • 6 tubs of yogurt
  • 3 bags of shredded cheese
  • 1 pound of deli turkey (kids' lunches)
  • a bag of cookies
  • a jar of miracle whip
  • 3 cans of biscuits
  • 3 cans of crescents
  • butter
  • 2 gallons of milk
  • 1.5 dozen eggs
  • 2 pounds of bacon
  • 1 pound of sliced cheese
  • rice
  • gumbo mix
  • 5 cans of green beans
  • 2 cans of corn
  • 2 cans of Spaghetti O's
  • 5 pound bag of potatoes
  • 2 loaves of bread
  • 2 boxes of granola
  • 3 boxes of gummies
  • 2 bags of goldfish
  • chicken nuggets
  • 2 pounds of spaghetti
  • 2 jars of sauce
  • lots of broccoli
  • powdered sugar
  • veggie oil
  • 2 boxes of cake mix
  • tub of icing
  • 4 pounds of ground beef
  • 2 cases of Capri Sun
  • a large tub of mixed nuts
  • 2 tubes of Pringles
  • 2 bags of chips, individual 12 packs
  • frozen waffles
  • 2 boxes of flavored juice packets
  • a case of diet drinks
  • 2 boxes of Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  • 1 box of Special K cereal
  • spices
  • taco packets
  • 5 of Caleb's favorite lunchables that were on sale for less than a buck each
  • toilet paper
  • ziploc bags
  • bag of candy for the kids' Valentine party
    • So with that I plan on making all the kids' lunches for school and breakfast, lunch, and dinner for us. On the menu for the rest of the month:

      • Sausage gumbo
      • Taco baked potatoes
      • Hamburger Helper
      • Fried chicken strips with broccoli and rice
      • Tator tot casserole
      • Hobo dinners with veggies
      • Breakfast for dinner (eggs, bacon, toast)
      • Cajun Mac and Cheese
      • Chicken and rice
      • Meatloaf and mashed potatoes
      • Taco Soup
      • Chicken-etti
      • Spaghetti with meat sauce
      • Calzones
      • Mini chicken pot pies
      • Veggie night
      • Grilled cheese and soup
      • Pizza night (twice)

      I try to think of about 15-20 dinners a month because we often have leftovers for either lunch or dinner the next day. Not bad for $127. Next month my goal is $120!!!!

      1 comment:

      1. Inspirational! You know what get me at the grocery store? Fancy stuff. I love it:goat cheese with blueberries, some crazy kind of honey, some new kind of pita chips, a spice I dont have etc. Btw, I just made some chicken I think would translate well to chicken strips if you dont want to fry them it was so good!! I will fbook you the message bc I feel like kids would dig it!