Well, it’s been a long time since my last peek into my cart post. Rest assured I’ve been shopping, but it’s been sort of haphazard at best lately.
When things get real nutty, I end up shopping the loss leaders at all three major local grocer chains. It’s not ideal, but at least it’s price conscious. My poor coupon binder has seen better days.
And today’s trip is a good example of this kind of shopping. Not careless, mind you. Impulse shopping is not something I indulge in. But today’s trip to Shaw’s was event oriented, as I had an after-school party planned. There was precious little in the house to eat which is certainly a problem when you have tweenage girls coming over for fun and chow. Tweenage girls especially like good chow.
So, my shopping plan was pretty simple. Run in, grab just a few things that were on sale, exit as soon as humanly possible and jet back home to set up for the party.
And I did a pretty good sticking with this plan. I did get stuck in the juice aisle for a bit because after months of not having any juice on the shelves that was domestically processed, Shaw’s finally restocked the Kedem apple juice. The only kind of apple juice at my Shaw’s that’s made in the USA.
I think anyway. There’s a flag stamped on the bottle and it says product of USA but I’m not naive enough to believe that it’s fully harvested and processed here. I need to call them and get some questions answered on that front.
I don’t usually purchase white bread. But I wasn’t sure if the other girls that were coming to the party would eat wheat. So, white it was. White bread with Nutella and peanut butter cut into butterfly shapes. Because I’m a crazy mother who can’t serve a square sandwich, apparently.
Guess what I’m having for lunch tomorrow. Yup. Sandwich crusts. C’mon you know me better than to toss perfectly good food. Nevermind that I don’t like Nutella. I will for the next two days.
Not too shabby of a spread. Everything was on sale except for the fruit dip. I just didn’t have time to whip that up from scratch.
Oh, and I forgot to tell you what kind of party this was. A spa party. I’ll be telling you more about this in an upcoming post, but I promised the kids I’d give them manicures. CVS was kind enough to offer an ECB deal of $5 back for $10 spent on Sally Hansen polishes. That certainly was good timing.
After a relaxing day of working all morning for my real no kidding paying job, shopping at Shaw’s and CVS for the party and then throwing the actual spa party for very
loud enthusiastic girls, I finally got to do this tonight….
And while I might not have scored any amazing coupon deals today, this bottle of wine came with a rebate. So, I’m not totally off my game. I think.