Today is Day Six of the Snap/Food Stamp Challenge and I spent a bit of time at Safeway.
It may just be a local promotion, but every Friday, Safeway promotes special $5 sales. They tend to be items like take-and-bake pizza and soda, so I normally ignore them, but yesterday they had 32 ounce bag of frozen swai fish that caught my eye. (Get it, caught? Nuyk, nyuk. Oh, never mind . . . ) I like to keep frozen white fish fillets in the freezer, so I knew that this was a great deal. Luckily, there’s a Safeway very close to my house, so it was no big deal to swing by and pick it up. I took the time to look through Safeway’s Just for U online coupon center page to load e-coupons onto my Safeway club card. Yes, this step is a pain in the tuchus, but I did find a 50¢-off coupon for milk. I also had a paper coupon for a free bag of whole grain pita chips from the newspaper.
Here’s what I bought:
- Half-gallon of whole milk (for my husband’s coffee) — 99¢
- Two Luna bars (for my husband’s work lunches) — $1.98
- 32-ounce bag of frozen Swai fillets — $5.00
- Bag of pita chips — Free!
Total = $7.47
I was going to buy mayonnaise for my husband ‘s work sandwiches, but it was just too expensive, plus I hated the plastic jars. I’ll pick some up at Trader Joe’s instead.
Dinner last night was the red lentil soup plus grilled cheese sandwiches. I had a small amount of tuna salad leftover in the fridge, so two of the sandwiches ended up as tuna melts. My sandwich included thick slabs of fresh tomato, and the bread was from the Bob’s Killer Bread Outlet, so you know they were heavenly.
I’m not sure what tonight’s dinner will be, but I suspect it will involve cobbling together a variety of leftovers. And since it’s Saturday, we’ll be having dessert. (Every Saturday is dessert night at casa Wolk-Stanley!) I saw this Plum Cake on Frugal Living NW, and think I’ll assemble one tonight using the free plums from the other day.
Here’s how much we’ve spent so far:
- Day One — $0
- Day Two — $15.66
- Day Three — $6.77
- Day Four — $41.48
- Day Five — $15.87
- Day Six — $7.47
Total for week – $87.35, which means we still have $24.65 left to last us thought Sunday.
I still want to make homemade yogurt, as well as homemade mozzarella, but we’ll see how the weekend goes. My sons both have soccer games, plus I’m the queen of procrastination. However, it is amazing how I can procrastinate making yogurt, yet it’s no big deal to get right on that plum cake. I wonder why that is? 😉
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