Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wednesday ~ January 20, 2016

Today is a snow day for us here. The weather forecast is calling for snow to start falling around 7 a.m., so school was cancelled for the day. The teacher I was supposed to sub for texted to let me know yesterday afternoon, so unfortunately, no work for me today. 

We made the best of it though and stopped by IGA for some ground beef to make Chili for dinner. I bought this three pound chub of 80/20 for $4.77, which is $1.59 per pound, which is a pretty good price. 


I also bought corn (59¢), tarter sauce (1.79), skim milk ($2.99), sour cream ($1.69), eggs ($1.49), cheese ($1.77), and bread ($1.00), and one marked down yogurt (45¢). Some prices were higher because I stopped at IGA, which is where I was located at the time. I didn't want to drive farther (where I normally shop) to save money as the money I would have saved would have been spent on gas. 



Snow in the forecast is the perfect time to make chili in my opinion. My family thought so too.  So we hunkered down and watched the movie, The Lost and Found Family, while eating our bowls of chili. :)



Two other teachers have called me today for Thursday and Friday. That all depends on the weather though as it is a mixture of snow and sleet right now and the roads are icy and slick. And as luck would have it, they've already called school off for Thursday too, so maybe we will be able to head back on Friday. :)

Belinda
~ Living within my means in Southern Tennessee~

10 comments :

  1. we barely have any snow here.....mind you I am touching wood as I say that, as winter is far from being over.

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    1. We had about an inch today, Gill, so not too much. This is just the beginning though.

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  2. We had chilli yesterday, DD and I are having the leftovers for supper tonight!

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    1. That is what we did tonight too, Carol, leftovers. :)

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  3. That's too bad about the snow day canceling your work opportunity. Hopefully, though, there will be many more opportunities to sub this year.

    Your price on ground beef is amazing! I bought chicken leg quarters for 49 cents/lb yesterday, and it seemed a bit early in the year for such a great price, giving me hope that some of our prices are heading downward, as well.

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    1. I hope so to, Lili. I was shock,ed to see the ground beef so low. Your price on chicken legs quarters is great too,they are like $1 a pound here usually.

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  4. I am loving your chili. I will have to have Hubby make some soon.

    I haven't seen that price on ground beef in forever. It's on slae here this week for $ 2.69 a lb.

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    1. I have not seen that price in a long time either. And the price of eggs has come down too recently. It's so good to see this. :)

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  5. Love your blog:)
    It is helping me stay on track with my 2016 goals. Thank you for sharing all of your great tips!

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    1. Thank you, A day in the Meadow. I'm so glad you came to visit my blog. I hope you will continue to visit all year long. :)

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