So I’ve been away much of the past 2 weeks. But I did manage to get to the store on Tuesday. And to the farmer’s market yesterday.
I broke all my own rules…but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
I took all the kids into Kroger, with a growling stomach, no meal plan and no coupons.
(I know. Shocking.)
I don’t plan on doing that again anytime soon…like I said, gotta do what you gotta do…we needed food. We’d been out of town. And it was all I could do to muster the energy to get to the store after getting home at 1 am!
While I didn’t have any coupons and had only glanced at the circular, I did happen upon a number of Manager’s Special items…wahoo!
- Cinnamon Raisin English Muffins (for the freezer), Coconut Milk Yogurt (for Tyler), Pita Pockets
Plus more $1 raspberries. Otherwise, it was a very uneventful, yet somewhat expensive trip. Mainly because I needed a few of Tyler’s “expensive food allergy” products, like the Earth Balance butter, GF pretzels, GF brownie mix and GFCFSF chocolate chips. And thankfully the coconut yogurt was just $.59 per container, as opposed to $2.99 per container!
I also stopped at the farmer’s market and picked up a whole organic free range chicken (and boy, was that an expensive bird!), free range eggs and homemade peach jam.
But it’s Friday, and I’m still sorting through the piles of mail (seen in background of the photo), end of school papers and summer reading lists! A mother’s work is never done…
Total spent this week: $124.57 (eepers!)
Hopefully next week we can live off the stockpile and some of the kale, chard and lettuce that’s ready for harvest!