Saturday, August 25, 2012

Let's Not Waste!

It's been a while since I blogged.

I'm still trying to coupon more/better and shop smarter.  I don't know if it's working but I think I have found (at least a little bit) a way to save some money shopping.

I have started shopping at Sam's Club more, at least once a month.  I found that I can get three 1/2 gallons of Silk for $7.48 when the cheapest I can get it at Winn-Dixie (on sale) is $2.99 per 1/2 gallon.  That's a savings of $1.49 off three from the store and the coupons I can usually get don't save me that much.

I also pack a lunch for both my husband and I every day.  We are both trying to eat better so I have been making salads.  I buy the big pack of romaine lettuce, grape/cherry tomatoes, avocados, mushrooms, carrots and snap peas all from Sam's and that will last us two weeks for lunch, with leftovers.  I find that buying this stuff in the larger packages is cheaper since it's like getting it at a BOGO sale (which you very rarely find for produce).

I've posted in the past that I was making chicken salad for lunches, then using the chicken carcass to make chicken stock.  I haven't make chicken salad in a while, but we do have a bunch of chicken stock in the freezer that we will use to make soup when the weather gets colder.

This week the mushrooms started turning slimy buy then end of the week so I decided to make cream of mushroom soup to use to cook with later on.  I used this recipe but modified it a little because I didn't have 3 cups of mushrooms left so I only used 2 cups.  I increased the amount of onion (I used a small onion) and instead of half-and-half, I used heavy cream because I had it to use in another recipe.  It came out pretty well and I froze it to use later.

I'm trying to organize myself so I can get my coupons and weekly ads put together in shopping lists to do my weekly shopping on Saturdays.  It hasn't worked out yet, and I don't know what I'll be able to come up with time wise.