Yep, that’s right…I can’t get into my kitchen. We are just weeks away from putting our house on the market, so we are now in “beautify” mode. Part of “beautifying” for our home is having the kitchen floor redone, stripping wallpaper/repainting over it, and a few other minor tweaks. So I wasn’t been able to get into the kitchen yesterday, part of today and again later in the week.
Not a huge deal, but enough to cause us to “shift our food monies” around this week. We have moved half of our weekly grocery budget over to the restaurant envelope this week to account for the extra eating out we’re doing this week. My goal was to spend $40 on groceries (from Kroger, Aldi and CVS)…and use the other $40 for going out to eat this week. I do have a Chili’s gift card from Swagbucks that we can use, as well as a gazillion points on my Subway rewards cards. (We’ve been letting them accumulate for a while now!)
I have a strange feeling that we might be eating out more in the weeks that our house is on the market. I have these notions (which may or may not end up come true), that I’ll be getting ready to start cooking dinner and our realtor will call to say that someone wants to the see the house at about the same time I’d be putting food on the table.
That being said, we are moving into a “we must have a very flexible meal plan” phase of our lives…so for this week I have a few options from the freezer/pantry, as well as a few dining out options too. This also will mean that my grocery shopping and spending might be erratic over the coming weeks!
FREEZER – I don’t normally do this, but thought I’d offer it to you all first (before I throw it out there on Craigslist)…We have decided to sell our black Frigidaire 7.2 cu. ft. deep freezer for just $50 (reg. $250ish). It needs a new home here in Dayton. If you’re interested, please email me. (First come, first serve.)
Blue cheese and an extra bag of tortillas…for a little something delicious I’ll be whipping up for the Super Bowl. Hoping to post a recipe before the end of the week…
Otherwise, nothing terribly exciting about this week’s shopping trip!
- Lettuce – $1.49
Total spent at Kroger: $35.11
Because we needed to be out of the house while they work in the kitchen, I ended up running most of my errands on Monday. So it was no trouble at all to wander around the city…
- $.69 grape tomatoes
- $.59 avocados
- $.49 baby carrots
- $.89 crushed tomatoes
- $1.29 pretzel bags
Total spent at Aldi: $5.53
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- $4.99 dishsoap
- $5.98 toilet paper
Total spent at CVS: $.74 OOP (Used $10 SaveMore Gift Card, and 2 P&G coupons)
Total for the month: $41.38
Thanks to Andrea at Savings Lifestyle and Marcy at Stretching a Buck for posting the best deals and coupon matchups at my stores each week! Find the coupon match-ups for your grocery store at The Frugal Map!