Yogurt..... and non foods....November 18 2010 at 3:01 AM
Sheila (Login SheilaPCT)
The Frugalista Files
Response to We are around $120/wk
Your post made me come to my senses on one thing! My DD eats a yogurt every day for breakfast... she goes thru phases (she is 4, turning 5 in January).... It reminded me that while I still have lots of milk (thanks WIC) that I should really pull out the yogurt maker and make that kid her breakfast yogurt. Since she is eating it at home, I don't have to worry about her losing those special little yogurt containers.
Ds right now is eating cereal, which is ok by me... I still get that thru WIc and we are pretty well stocked on it (4 or 5 boxes more in the pantry) because he had been ina pahse of not eating it) with 2 more boxes to come in November and December, before WIC ends. For lunches DD eats either crackers and cheese or a PBJ daily. Again- I'm stocked on peanut butter with another one to come this month and next...
Dinners I just buy sales meats and veggies and fill in with rice, corn or potatos.
This past week a local store was selling containers of Raspberries 2/$3. I bought 2 and put some in DDs lunch, she came home that day sooooo surpised, lol! I ate some too- what a treat, this time of year, at THAT price, and they were yummy!
BA- I can't recall if her menu included non foods... I want to say I am pretty sure it did because I recall her talking about buying deoderant and shampoo for $1 each. Shampoo I can still get for that, but deoderant, the best price I see now a days is sales for 2/$ or $1.79 if I get really low and buy it at Aldi- but that is for the big container. Toilet paper- i still get at Costco like once or twice a year. Last time I needed some the kids dad and I bought it and split it. I don't use a lot of papertowels. I do use Ziplock type bags... I bought some at the dollar sotre but they were not good- they ripped apart when you try to open them. I usually get those at Aldi but try to get very few- I try to reuse them as long as they did not hold meat or wet stuff. I also try to use my small containers to hold small amounts of things like if I send the kids to school with pretzels or something. I also have a few reusable sandwich holders that I try to use. Paper towells I use very few of. I just keep a dishtowel folded on toop of the paper towel holder, so it's the first thing we grab. I used to buy the paper towels at Costco too but last time I was there I just could not see shelling out that kind of money for the case...