Blog on saving money and living on a budget in CT.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
A few top ups, and taking advantage of specials at the grocer's
A quick Aldi's run this morning: 4 bottles of juice, 8 8 oz cans tomato sauce, 6 8 oz cans mushrooms (I had stopped buying them as they were coming from China-a different store and brand. These, I am happy to report, are from France. Europe has much more stringent food regulations than China, so I deemed these acceptable), 2 lbs strawberries, cantaloups, bananas, 2 lbs carrots, 2 lbs fzn Tilapia fillets, 2 doz eggs, and a treat: a block of 5 of 6 assorted types of British Cheddars, cut into long rectangles and packaged together. The cheese was reduced to $1.99 from $3.49, so worth a try. Missing from photo: 2 gallons 1 % milk.
From Stop & Shop: 2 20 oz containers of raisins on sale, 2 quarts vanilla low fat yogurt (having a cup of yogurt mid morning as a snack really helped me this past Fall to start losing weight. I'm back on board with this trick which seemed to work for me. S & S sells their own label yogurt but not in vanilla low fat (they used to), organic Swiss chard. Missing from photo: 59 oz bottle of Tropicana OJ ($1.99 w/ cpn loss leader) and 1 carton of choc chip ice cream (my throat hurts . . . )
2 16 oz bags each of frozen peas, mixed veg. On sale @ $1/bag. My go to price.