Speaking of groceries - I know that my shopping looks crazy but remember it is only me and the critters. Both Safeway and QFC were running a couple of deals that I took advantage of for stockpiling. This is what I bought at Safeway:
Hermiston Sweet Onions - .99/lb
4 Lucerne Greek Yogurts - .89 ea
4 Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaners - BOGO - used 2 $1/2 coupons from SS/8/21 - ($5.98-$2=$3.98 for 4) - regular price would have been $11.96 before sale and coupons
They were also running the Buy $75 Get $10 Catalina coupon for next time. I don't think that I've ever taken advantage of that one but it would have come in handy when I had all those hungry guys to feed.
New crop Gala apples - .99/lb
2 Coffee Mate - 2/$5 - plus I used a $1 QFC coupon making them $2 each
2 Silk Almond milks - $3.49 each - I used a $1.50/2 QFC coupon making them $2.74 ea
2 red peppers - $1 each
Buy 10 Save $5 deal:
4 Kraft Mac & Cheese - .49 each
4 Del Monte peaches - .99 each
4 Tide liquid - $5.77 ea - I used 2 $1.50/2 coupons from Sept P&G insert - ($23.08 - $3 = $20.08 for 4) - regular price before sale and coupons $35.96
I had them bag the mac & cheese and peaches separately for the food bank. I mainly bought them to get the Tide deal but the food bank can always use some help.
Here is a picture of today's stockpile. I really had a hard time in finding a place on my counter that wasn't all cluttered up. These 8 items cost me $24.06 instead of $47.92. They will not go bad and I always use them - good contenders for stockpiling.
My menu plan for the week is to make a big pot of my Killer Chicken Soup, halibut, salad. more green beans and tomatoes - I eat 'em until they are gone. I might also do some polenta. I have apples, nectarines and bananas for cereal, yogurt and smoothies. When I do salad it is a real meal. I put feta cheese along with the kitchen sink in it. I buy feta at Costco. I have no trouble using it up and it is lower in fat than other cheeses.
I will give you the recipe in a later post for the Killer Chicken Soup. I love regular chicken soup but it can be pretty boring but not this soup. Trust me.