It has been quite a while since I posted on my food shopping adventures. So I felt today is the perfect afternoon to do so. Actually, I just may brag. Or boast. Or both!
My recent trip to Costco [usually needs a sturdy prayer] was probably for the first time – a success. And it’s not because I came home with fiber bar brownies that were $4 off the original price. It was due to my attention to detail on not only my husbands list he composed the day before – but what items would be most cost affective and beneficial to my household. On a typical trip to Costco I’m rushing through with the oversize shopping cart trying desperately not to run over the back of any shoppers heals while I scout out samples. Not this trip. I was moving at a snails pace. Glancing at my list. And then some. [like the fiber brownies]
I also need to remind myself that at the present time – there are only three people in the home until College Daughter comes home in March. Then I need to stock up on lots of paper products – as well as hot and spicy Maggi noodle soups. So working on my meal planner is always a struggle but I plan my week accordingly to everyone else and their on the go schedule.
Back to Costco. I purchased enough to make a months worth of meals! As well as coffee filters, toilet paper, paper towels and napkins. Kodiak pancake mix was a super bargain, and Apple loves pancakes on Saturday mornings! Football Superstar enjoys snacking on Fancy Mixed Nuts, and of course I go for the fancy mixed muffins.
So I’ll keep my bragging and boasting short and sweet. But dang I felt so good after that run to Costco that I stopped at Mom’s Apple Pie and grabbed myself a slice of heaven! Oh, that wasn’t on the list composed by Football Superstar the day before.
My total savings came to $38.09. You can applaud now. 🙂