Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sweet Tooth

I was wishing today a little that I could go off the record with this sugary purchase. Four pies, two tubs of ice cream, a can of whipped cream, 4 tubs of Cool Whip. Talk about a sugar coma.

I hit the Thanksgiving sales a little early today because I had to pick up something for my daughter to contribute to their Thanksgiving trail mix at school tomorrow. (Note to teacher's, more than 48 hours notice would be helpful.) Of course, I am also trying to take advantage of all of the super great Thanksgiving sales. Problem being, however, that I do not yet know for what I am responsible. I may have to find an extra $20 or so once I know for sure what I'm taking. My usuals are my awesome "double spiced" pumpkin pie, french silk pie, green bean casserole and/or broccoli salad. This year I am learning towards pumpkin pie, apple crisp and green bean casserole.

Here's what I got today -

4 Mrs. Smith's pies
4 tubs of Cool Whip (Boston Cream Casserole, anyone???)
4 cans of Libby's vegetables
2 cans of Swanson chicken broth
1 bottle of Hunt's ketchup
1 bag of Sunmaid dried cherries (A budget breaker, but they are for my daughter's class tomorrow)
1 bag of Cape Cod chips
2 Breyer's Vanilla ice cream tubs
2.10 lbs of sweet potatoes

My pre-tax total was $24.62. I saved $29.55.

See this week's other shopping trip here.

See last week's groceries here.


  1. Wow! Great savings! I'll be doing my Thanksgiving shopping tomorrow. wish me luck.

  2. You'll do great! Let me know how it goes!

  3. I learned years ago make what you have work for whatever is required for the schools. No one ever ends up seeming to appreciate it and it does break your budget. Mine are college now but snack is a requirement all the way thru high school donations for when they take SAT's etc... Just try to keep some items stockpiled that work. Raisins would have worked for this trailmix as well as choc.chips (baking chips) which would have been very cheap additon to a trail mix. I went broke between projects and other school requirements. (now no one cares that I still owe for all that stuff that I did.)

  4. Thanks for your feedback. I don't mind sending snacks to school at all. I was just sort of in a predicament due to short notice and since it was her normal snack day, they asked me to send something for trail mix AND a fruit as the state of KS requires a fruit now at snack time. I asked instead if I could come up with something that fit both bills, and they agreed. Unfortunately, raisins were already taken. I didn't have anything else that would work on hand!



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