We started off with Breakfast this morning with scrambled egg English muffin sandwiches.
We went to the flea market today, but were only able to sell for a few hours as we were rained out.
The flea market we go to is in the state of Georgia, which is easy for us to go to since we live right over the state line in Tennessee.
And there are two Kroger grocery stores in that area that we can go to, so we decided to go to Kroger and pick up a few items. I have to say I am loving shopping at Kroger.
First of all I am able to buy milk so much cheaper there than here. It is very close to $3.00 a gallon here for the store brand milk, but in Georgia I am able to buy it for under $2.00 a gallon. As a result we've bought more milk this summer than we have in a long time.
Secondly, I am able to buy Italian Sausages on mark down there so much cheaper than here in Tennessee. We've had more Italian Sausage this summer than we have in a long time since it is $4.00 a pound here in Tennessee.
Also, the sales tax on food in Georgia is 4% while sales tax on unprepared food in Tennessee is taxed at 5.5%. And I can always tell a difference on my grocery bill.
I found one package of Bratwurst and one package of mild Italian Sausage for $1.99 each.
I found three one pound packages of Southern Slaw from the produce department marked down to 79¢.
I bought one gallon of buttermilk, one gallon of chocolate milk, which were both priced at $1.89.
I also bought two half gallons of skim milk, which were on sale for 89¢ each.
I bought one pound of red grapes for $1.24.
And my daughter found some K cups marked down in the clearance section.
My total for today was $16.30, which makes my total food cost for July just under $100 coming in at $96.00. We used up a lot of food we had in our pantry and freezer to be able to come in at such a low amount.
As my regular readers know my income is lower in the summer since school is out and I am not working. We did make money at the flea market this summer, which helped a great deal. School starts back on August 8th, so I should be returning to work soon.
We also had some help from my neighbor as he has put more free vegetables on his front lawn.
And we were able to pick up these two free items from Kroger's Friday Freebie program. We won't drink these so we will add them to the stuff we sell at the flea market.