Adding to my Pantry
Over the weekend I cleaned out my kitchen pantry with my youngest daughter. It needed it. It is a closet in my kichen that holds my washer and dryer. There are 2 shelves above them. The top shelf holds my equipment such as my waffle maker and crock pot. The lower shelf is my pantry. Years ago we had an ant problem so I had got plastic bins for my dry ingredients. When they run out I go get what I need from my food storage in the cellar.
The other side holds all of the odd shaped open packages. Cookies, chips, nuts and snacks. This is the after picture and it is much better then it was before. Unfortunately there is only the shelf. I will be looking for small shelves to put up there to make it more organized. It will give me a reason to go to garage sales.
OK, onto what I bought this week. I had several rain checks for Shop Rite. They also were having lots of great sales. With school ending and the kids friend's being over more I wanted some things for them too. The kids cereals as well as fruit snacks were buy 6 for $6. You could only do one offer. So I got 3 boxes of cereal and 3 boxes of fruit snacks. YD just got her braces off so she was so excited about the fruit snacks. The Special K was on sale for $1.99 if you bout 4. So I did. I also had $1 off coupon for 3. Its Hubby's favorite. Kellogg is also doing some free items with certain purchases. The cans of soda were on sale 4 12 packs for $10. That is cheaper then the Aldi soda. We don't drink much soda but it is nice to have on occasion. Mustards were on sale with rain check for 77¢ each. The ketchup, dressings and marshmallows were 88¢ each. The BBQ sauce was 99¢ each with rainchecks. I also has $1 off coupon. The chips and granola bars were $1.99 each.
Total at Shop Rite was $61.58. My favorite part of the receipt is were they break down what you saved. I saved $59.69 on this order. I did Ibotta and Kellogg points when I got home.
Hubby and I went to BJ's. We needed propane and charcoal. BJ's has the best price for both. Eggs prices are finally back to normal. I got 5 dozen large eggs for $4.79. Their cold cuts are the cheapest so we splurged. Milk was $2.19 each. My total at BJ's for groceries was $55.30
YD decided that she now likes yogurt. She asked me to take her to the store so she could pick some out. They were on sale for 60¢ each. I also had a digital coupon for 50 cents off 5. The juice was on sale for $2 and is a favorite. Everything else was clearance.
2 liter soda bottles for 22 ¢each. I'll take them. My son and his friends will drink them. Total at Stop & Shop was $8.19.
I went to the Dollar Tree. I also got lots of cards for upcoming birthdays, Father's Day and Graduations. Total on groceries was $34.16
Aldi is down the block. My total was $37.86.
I then ran to Trader Joes across the street. Hubby is having his wisdom teeth pulled, so I got him ice cream. YD loves these veggie burgers and they are cheapest here. Total $10.67
My son's job is keeping us well stocked on bread and bagels.
I am just getting herbs from the garden right now. Hopefully in a few weeks I will have lots of veggies from my garden.
Total shopping for the week was a whopping $207.76. That is more then half of my monthly grocery budget. Ooch! Part of that fell in May and some in June. I do have a surplus on my grocery budget of $177.97 because I did a pantry challenge in January. Hopefully once the garden takes off I won't need to buy vegetables.
I am currently going through my food storage, cleaning and organizing it all. Any food that is past date or about to be is being pulled off the shelves and put on the side so I use it soon. I will update my inventory list when I finish. I will post pictures when I am done.
What did you add to your pantry this week? Any great deals? Do you use Ibotta?