I’m often asked how neat and organized my kitchen and pantry are. I suppose that because I share photographs of neat food and a generally neat kitchen, one would think that my kitchen and pantry are a well organized machine and things are always in order.
Well, I’m an open book…and I’m here to show you that that is not the case. I’m here to tell you about 2 things.
1. The amazing deal I scored at Kroger this week.
2. That my shelves are not as perfectly organized as you might think.
(Despite the fact that I am super Type A.)
You have to draw the line somewhere.
I told you.
Backwards AND upside down.
Slender cans shoved upside down and backwards into the corner of the shelf next to the toaster oven.
And falling over, backwards, upside down and pasta labels facing the wrong direction.
(Those fellow Type A mamas might be cringing by now. But I’m OK with it, so you need to be OK with it too!)
So why we’re really here…
- 21 cans Rotel- on sale $.42 each, used 21 $.30/1 that doubled to $.60 = $.18 each in overage (yes, my store still allows this…I wasn’t sure if they did going in, but was pleasantly surprised to find they did!)
- 27 cans Hunts tomatoes, variety – on sale $.49 each, used 9 $.45/3 that doubled to $.90/3 = $.19 each
- 1 Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce – $1.49 sale, used $.50/1 that doubled to $1 = $.49
- 1 Frank’s RedHot Sweet Chili Sauce -$1.49 sale, used $.50/1 that doubled to $1 = $.49
Plus $6.50 for the coupons that I ordered. I’ll add this to my shopping total next week.
For the 48 cans of tomatoes, that’d be $7.50…or roughly $.16 each!
The overage from the Rotel essentially canceled out the price of 21 of the Hunts plus the $.01 difference. We also don’t have sales tax on food in OH.
I should be good to go until the garden starts producing tomatoes…and beyond! No more running out of canned tomatoes for me!
And now I’m off to make some Chili…