Save time by avoiding shopping during the peak hours.
You will most likely be less stressed and less likely to make an impulse purchase. You'll also be likely to save gas since you'll be avoiding the traffic on the road that is associated with the traffic in the stores.
I did shop a little more than this, but I didn't have the energy for pictures.
I needed to grab some fixings for salad and couldn't resist stocking up on a little more $1.29/lb chicken breast at Adams. I also made one last run to Shoprite Saturday night to get in on some more of the hot deals from last week. Aside from that, my husband ran to Shoprite on Sunday when I was hit with a mighty cold. He took advantage of the Theraflu catalina there. I made a quick stop at Shoprite today for a few freebies and some things we needed, namely eggs! All in all my total spending for the week was $34.52!
Total Spending = $34.52
Total Savings = $99.55 or 74%
Wish me luck for next week. I'll be finishing up my Holiday shopping and though I may or may not post it here and don't include it in my household $40/week budget, I will need some energy to get this done!
Well, I spent a good deal this week, but I got back lots of Catalinas, so the next few weeks will be lower OOP to make up for this week! I found 2 receipts from last week that hadn't been accounted for, so I'm adding them in here. My grand total for the week was $69.13 + $11.35 from last week = $80.48.
Wow! I'm evaluating my "unspoken" goal of an average budget of $40/week or $2080/year and realizing that leaves me $394.11 for the month of December (November 27- December 31). I'm pleased to realize I have that much room in my budget and also pleased because it is highly unlikely I'll spend that much!
Check back soon for my shopping trips from the 1st week of December!
We tried this recipe in place of the go-to green bean casserole for Thanksgiving Dinner and I just had to share it!!! It was delicious warm right after it was prepared and it was so delicious cold the next day that no one else in my house got leftover green beans.
I made it without the wax beans since they are not available this time of year.
* 1/2 cup(s) packed fresh mint leaves
* 1 1/2 pound(s) green beans, trimmed
* 1 1/2 pound(s) wax beans, trimmed
* 2 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil
* 1 lemon
1. Heat 7- to 8-quart covered saucepot of water to boiling on high. Meanwhile, finely chop half of mint.
2. To saucepot, add beans and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook 7 to 8 minutes or until just crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Drain well.
3. While beans are still warm, in large bowl, toss with oil, chopped mint, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Transfer to large shallow serving bowl. Grate lemon peel directly over beans, then tear remaining mint leaves and scatter over beans.