Ready for more savings? I went to Publix to load up on some deals. Mr. Paisley even came along. He hates grocery shopping. I didn't ask him to go...I just told him I was going and he followed. Lucky me! I get a cart pusher!
As I probably mentioned in one of my coupon posts, you can rarely make a meal from my weekly grocery purchases. That's how I save money. I buy when it's on sale and fill in where necessary. This trip even had some extras that I hadn't planned on getting, but couldn't resist.
2 bags of Doritos - BOGO
2 pkgs of asparagus - $2.49lb
1 pkg of yellow squash - $1.29lb
1 pkg of zucchini - $1.29lb
4 boxes of Eggo blueberry waffles - BOGO (plus 2 $.75/2 coupons)
1 golden acorn squash - $.79lb (not planned, screaming FALL COOKING at me as it hurtled itself into my cart)
1 acorn squash - $.99lb (not planned, it was holding hands with the golden when it jumped)
1 bag red creamer potatoes - $1.49lb
1 pkg of 4 boneless pork chops (not planned, but a great quick dinner during the week)
5 bags of Steamfresh frozen veggies (they were 50% off...and yes there's a difference, at Publix if it's BOGO you get the 2nd one free...they don't ring up at 1/2 off individually - somewhat annoying)
4 boxes of Zatarain's Red Beans n Rice - BOGO (this with some Butterball turkey kielbasa and cornbread - dinner in 30min)
2 boxes Quaker granola bars - BOGO (plus $.75/2 coupon)
4 16oz bottles of Ken's Steakhouse salad dressing - BOGO (plus 2 $1.00/2 coupons)
2 bottles of Northland Cranberry juice - BOGO
2 bottles of Bull's Eye BBQ Sauce - BOGO (plus $.75 coupon)
I also had a $5 off $30 Publix coupon.
Promo savings = $38.83
Store coupons = $5.00
Vendor coupons = $6.50
Total saved = $50.33
Total spent = $43.07
Now Mr. Paisley will finish both bags of chips and the 2 boxes of granola bars before the end of the week. He starts snacking the minute he walks in the door around 4 and he's usually still eating close to 7 when I roll in from work. Then he wonders why i'm ticked off, hungry and he hasn't started dinner
Ummm dude, I last ate somewhere around 1:30. It's been 5 hours plus and i'm starving. Of course you aren't hungry, you just ate (box of crackers, 4 granola bars, half a bag of chips, whatever) over the last 3 hours. Remember that I passed weeknight dinner duty on to you because I wanted to stop eating dinner at 8 or 9 at night...
Am I alone in this? Anyone else have a spouse that just doesn't "get it"?
Yea so back to the shopping...so using some of the above stash I picked up, some meals this week will include:
- grilled chicken (marinated in Italian dressing) with veggies
- BBQ pork chops with baked beans and veggies
- Red beans n rice w/ turkey kielbasa and cornbread
- roasted asparagus, rosemary potatoes and chicken on the grill (in a balsamic marinade)
- grilled turkey sausage and baked acorn squash
Yep, I haven't done that well on South Beach this past week. Time to step it up. Limiting the carbs. They're still on the menu because Mr. P isn't fond of "2 food dinners" as he likes to call them (ie meat and veggies LOL).
Did I mention our grocery budget is $150 a week? Cha ching! Into savings...