Well, the head cold I came down with last week morphed into an awful sinus infection/head cold this week and I ended up being very sick all week long. (Did anyone notice that I didn't post anything of substance this week aside from deals? That was because my brain was too shot to even consider forming a substantive post!)
I had hoped to go to KMart for their Double Coupon Event and I'd also hoped to hit Walgreens, Dillons, and Aldi for another two-week shopping trip. But instead, I didn't even make it out of the house all week except for an appointment at the birth center. In fact, I didn't make it out of bed much most days.
However, even though I was too miserable to cook this week, we still managed to avoid getting carryout all but once. We used a few meals from the freezer, my sister cooked us dinner one night, and some friends brought us dinner another night. I can't even begin to describe how thankful I am to not only have our freezer full of good food, but also to live in a community of such helpful family and friends! We're truly blessed.
Since I'm still not well enough to be out and about, my husband kindly offered to do a shopping run for us tonight. I know he would have willingly gone to multiple stores, but he's been so helpful to me this week while I wasn't feeling well, that I decided to just keep it simple and make up a quick list for him for Dillons.
I wanted to get the cheese (on sale for $1.28), the Frosted Mini Wheats ($0.60/box after coupons), the Pillsbury brownie mix ($0.50/box after coupons), and we needed milk and juice and a few other things, but that was about it. So I told him to not worry about getting the best bargains and to just take $50, buy what was on the short list, and then spend anything leftover on whatever else he wanted to.
Here's what he bought:
You want to know what he spent the extra money on? Treats for me and the girls for after the baby is born (including my all-time favorite Milano cookies!!). I tell you, I love that guy! He is constantly spoiling me!
And the total? He spent $47!
(And in case you are wondering, we still have a lot of fruit and veggies in the refrigerator and freezer so I didn't have him buy any of those. Since I can't eat fruit and many vegetables right now due to my heartburn, we seem to go through them much more slowly. I can't wait until I can have a nice big fruit smoothie and fruit salad once this baby arrives!)
I am so thankful to be on the mend now and I look forward to getting to possibly get out to do a little bargain shopping before the baby comes. Though I'll willingly take having a baby over bargain shopping any day! If we don't have a baby before the end of this week (which I'm really not planning on, since I'm guessing I'll go late), I plan to do a big two-week shopping trip on Friday.
By the way, in case you wonder what we're eating this week, here's our planned menu for the week. I'm keeping things super simple right now, as you'll be able to tell:
Cereal or pancakes (from the freezer) and juice
If I have enough energy, I'm also hoping to make homemade cinnamon rolls one day since I've been craving those!
Leftovers or sandwiches with veggies or fruit
I have some spinach I need to use up so I might also concoct a spinach and rice casserole one day.
–Hamburger/onions/peas/corn/potatoes sauteed in the skillet served with homemade bread and salad
–Breakfast Pizza (I'm going to make my own biscuit dough and use leftover Easter ham from the freezer.) and fruit
–Macaroni and Cheese, homemade bread, green beans, oranges
–Chicken Salsa Pizza, peas, fruit
–Meatloaf, twice baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, grapefruit
–Ham and Cheese Stromboli (again, using up leftover Easter ham), fruit
–Turkey Sausage, sweet potatoes, muffins, fruit
And that's that!
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