In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.:
GRANA here; No GREAT BARGAINS at thegrocery store this week but we managed to check out spending only $37 ( more than $10 below budget; hubby gave me an atta Girl We got a suitcase ofdiet cola; 3 types of kg cookies, lots of low at cheeses( slices& shreds) but no meats except for one # OF boloney forhubby, 3 slicesof lightSwiss cheesefor me & a# of roast turkey slices from thedeli for hot turkey sandwiches w/ gravy, turkey topped salads also or making into small cubes to toss into various canned soups; SEE BELOW : Target was mentioned( by 2 manufacturers , as a surcefor the low sodium whole grain pasta & rice soups we both enjoy .One mfr s sent me coupons to make purchasingeven easier once I find them. Themushroom soup we like is $1.25 on sale & $1.50 reg price at the grocery store .Target had them for $.82 can.I bought four cans& after using the$3 coupon I paid only $,28 for all four cans [ 7 cents a can , serves 2 ; usuallyout of stock at our grocery store./when in stock itis$2.00 to $2.79 can they were 3/$5 ( $1.66 each at Target& w/ coupons Ipaid $2.24 for 2 cans of hard to find soups.They also had $1 off coupons on one f the soup brands , introducing new flavors: a Tuscan chicken & pasta w/ Italian herbs & veggies. Also a green chili; potato & cheese soup to which I'll add either turkey dice or cooked ( & frozen ) black beans. It seems they think that canned ooups ps won't sell in thesummertime.We havea swimming pool & after hours spent in the cold water ;I'm cold & hungry& too tired to cook; soups are a great micro heat quick meal, that hubby makes like skiled chef ; he cleans up too!! i spent a totalof $19 & between sales& coupons got nearly $50 worthof cookies; snack bars hair care & bath products; plug in room freshener w/ refills ; toothbrush replacement heads & toothpaste ; I was exhausted but ubby served a dinner of a dli li sandwich 1/2, a cup of soup & cookies n w/ hot tea ; easy for him & yummy for us both.
Posted by ann h
I think soup is good anytime. Homemade seems better in the winter because a large pot is cooking on the stove & the house is closed up & you can smell it. When it is hot, a cup of soup & a salad hits the spot.
The rare times that one can do the weekly shopping & come under budget should be celebrated , nothing big, maybe some candy, ice cream, couple fake flowers from the dollar store to brighten up your day.