Just a footnote (or headnote?) to earlier posts, where I advocated setting up a pantry to keep food costs down. This week was perhaps the most unbalanced shop I have ever done.
We ate well this week--homemade pot pie with biscuit topping (2 days), bean and cheese burritos with garden greens on the side, FREE dinner after FREE concert. Tonight we are having minestrone, sort of, with various things in the house (beans, carrots, celery, onion, greens, mushrooms...may add tomato and other stuff.)
But all those ingredients were in the fridge, freezer, or pantry. All I bought was 1 gallon milk ($4.50), 16 jars of peanut butter at Walgreens ($32.00, which yielded 2 $10.00 coupons for future purchases), and some macademia nuts with chocolate (about $3.00--see earlier post on great deal at Walgreens).
Total: $39.00 and however you want to count the $20.00 for future purchases at Walgreens.
Tomorrow, we are being treated to dinner by Frugal Son. He is giving us 2 dinners on his board card (part of his scholarship!). We usually have pizza and a salad and whatever looks good. The cafeteria has excellent food. For dessert, we have ice cream made at the Ag School. A popular flavor is called Tiger something, in the purple and gold school colors.
After accumulating a full pantry, you too can eat well for very little.
Any tips, dear readers?