Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sunday

Aldi has their two pound bags of carrots on sale this week for 49¢ each. No limit on these, so I bought six bags or twelve pounds. 

Food City has their 14.5 ounce cans of tomatoes on sale this week for 39¢. There was a limit of 12 cans, I bought 12 cans for my pantry. 

I did my usual Saturday chore of taking the garbage yesterday. I take the older car to do this and since it was practically empty on gas, I took it for a fill-up and paid $1.98 a gallon, so $20.00 to fill it up. The last time I filled it up was in the spring, so this will last a long time. 

I made a stock pot full of vegetable soup today like I did last weekend. It was great to come home and be able to heat this up all week, so I'm repeating the process this week.  

Belinda
~ Living within our Means ~

10 comments :

  1. A couple of great deals, Belinda! Plus a large pot of soup. Sounds like a successful day!

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  2. Adding what carrots and cans of tomatoes would cost for me, you saved substantially. :) The soup is always welcome here.

    DH and I have been kitchen collaborating this past week. From "light" broth in 2-quart frozen bags, we used crock pots of the broth and added bones from freezer for a richer broth base. Then, we removed bones after cooking and added frozen veggies to cook and freeze into containers.

    At week's end, there are 8 pints of gravy for whatever and 22 pints of broth with veggies to transform however we please. Ideas are many and money-savers.

    Feels good to stretch money, doesn't it?

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    1. Wow Anna! You've both been so productive. It does feel good to stretch money for sure. I hope you both have a great week. :)

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  3. Do you have any particular plans for the carrots? I'll have to miss that sale as I'm heading out of state on Tues for eight days.

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    1. I'll probably use them all in vegetable soup, but may may a couple of side dishes of carrots with them, Toni. We love carrots here and they are an affordable food. I hope you have a good and safe trip.

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  4. Great finds! You can never go wrong with storing tomatoes. Do you make your own pasta sauces?

    I actually canned some of the last carrots I bought and we have been using them as quick side dishes.

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  5. Good deals. Aldi's is too far for me to make it worth my while. I do wish we had one closer, we love their Fit and Active snacks.

    Always a use for canned tomatoes.

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