I had a zillion things I wanted to get done today; my day off. And? I have gone to the grocery store. That's it. I am feverish, stuffy headed and just tired!
I did manage to save 91.00 at the grocery store. My bill started at 241.00. I had 12.00 in coupons and 79.00 in store card savings! My total came to 150.00! Not too shabby for not having been in 2 weeks. I snagged a few extras for the kiddos and some early tgiving stuff (an apple pie!). Shhh, don't tell them or they will eat it! Kroger had some great sales. A lot of the buy 10 items and save 5.00 had coupons to go with them making for an even bigger savings. I made my list yesterday and matched all the sale items with a coupon. You were limited three 5.00 savings per transaction. After I matched the coupons with the items, I tallied how many items that made. I split the rest of the amount needed on various things that were on sale. I typed up my list according to the isles at the store, put my coupons in my envelope in my coupon binder and away I went. Having the items in order on my shopping list saved me mega time! No back tracking.
I use reusable bags at the grocery store. They really need to give the bag boys lessons in bagging with them. Just because I have 10 bags does not mean I want all 200-dollars-worth of groceries in them! THEY ALL WILL NOT FIT. And don't just cram everything in. It's a bag... just bag it like you do those funky plastic ones. You know.. all the cold stuff together, cleaning things together... shampoo, pads, toothpaste together. I do not want to find my shredded cheese in the bottom of the bag with all my canned goods on top! GRRRR I try to group my items together when I put it on the belt to help them out. LIKE items go together. It's really easy. Honestly.
We are having sammies and potatoe soup using a bag of hashbrowns. Anyone have a similar recipe?? I had the recipe years ago and now I cannot find it. Hashbrowns, broth... just a few other things...it was really good and easy. Maybe I'll come across it again. until then, I found something on the web.. hashbrowns, broth, milk gravy mix. Sounds good to me!
I froze my chicken broth in glade storage containers and need to get them out of the containers and into a freezer bag. They are pretty big chunks of broth. Next time, I'll freeze them in a muffin tin and that way they are uniform and will fit in a ziplock in the freezer. I just didn't have time and had way more broth than one muffin tin.
I also freeze bacon grease. When I cook green beans, I cut off a hunk and add it if I don't have any bacon on hand. Saves some cooking time and still gives the bacon flavor. MMMMM
What else do you freeze for shortcuts later on?