Other than a stop at the health food store to purchase the above (I was so excited to get coconuts for $0.59 each!) and peanut butter at Aldi (we were hoping to get some $0.99 strawberries and $0.99 pineapple, but they were completely cleaned out!), we didn’t do any other shopping this week. Our pantry and freezer still have plenty in them so I’m curious to see if we can make it to the end of the month on this minimal shopping.
It also helps that we’re sticking to super simple meals which can be made in around. Dinners have been mostly marinated chicken, fish or steak with frozen veggies, toast and fruit. Yes, super, super simple, but no one is complaining yet. We’re also having a lot of peanut butter and honey sandwiches — even having them for breakfast a lot of mornings (weird to some people, I’m sure, but the children actually love them and it seems to keep them full until lunchtime!). I have missed baking and creative tinkering in the kitchen, though, and I’m looking forward to having more time in a few weeks (once my manuscript is turned in) to resume more varied meals. 🙂
In other shopping news, I also went to a kid’s consignment store on Thursday. I had a $15 Groupon to use (that was only $7 to buy) and was hoping I could get at least 10 items with it. I guess I was a bit naive and didn’t realize how much more expensive some consignment stores are than Dollar Days at the thrift store! When I pulled out the first item and looked at the price tag and saw $6.99, I just about had heart failure. I try to pay no more than $5 or $6 per item brand-new at retail stores, so paying $6.99 for used clothing seemed crazy.
I ended up only getting four items with my $15 Groupon and I still had to pay $10 out of pocket. They were all in great, like-new shape and one was even GAP brand, so I figured that it wasn’t the world’s worst deals ever. But I’m certainly not impressed with that particular consignment store’s prices. I’m going to try some other consignment stores in our area to see if they have any better clearance or regular prices. If not, I may just stick with shopping at the clearance racks at Target and Old Navy, as well as going to consignment sales, as that seems to be working fairly well for buying children’s clothes inexpensively.
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