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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Frugal Mom, Frugal Child: Publix Bonding

Every Wednesday, I engage in an enjoyable activity: looking over the Publix ad on-line, isolating the good deals, and sending a shopping list to my very own College Cook, Miss Em. Sadly, I don't have a Publix here, so my own shopping experience must remain a vicarious one.

She already has a pantry of pasta, rice, oatmeal, and the like, so I focus on fruits, vegetables, and dairy appropriate for the College Cook (no time, no money, no space, no stove). So this morning, I sent her a short list: tangerines, shredded parmesan cheese (BOGO* aka BUY ONE GET ONE FREE), strawberries, and prepackaged vegetables.

The prepackaged veggies are especially good: in 10-12 oz packages, they are trimmed, chopped, and ready to go, whether raw or for cooking. They are only $1 at Publix!

Check over at my other site if you want to see what you can do with the sale items.

By the way, Miss Em recently confessed that she enjoys her weekly trip to the Publix that is within walking distance of her dorm (no car!). She said, "I love to look at the ad and see what's on sale."

To which: "Oh, you don't need to do that. I send you the list."

To which: "Oh, I don't need you to do that. I already know how. But I still like that you do it"

Oh, the poignant moments of parenthood.


Duchesse said...

Miss Em is very appreciative of your Frugal Hovering, and it seems you have imparted valuable lessons.

Anonymous said...

My mother still does this for me--in part because I only have one true grocery in my small town and have to pick up bargains en route to school. In return, I often share my bounty of bargains with her.

Frugal Scholar said...

@Duchesse--I think of it as HELPING. Hope it's not hovering.

@Terri--So glad I'm not the only one. And you have 3 daughters to carry on the tradition with.