Food, Glorious Food!

So I finally have caught up with clipping my coupons and gathering all the Smith’s reward point coupon thingies that come in the mail that give you money off your entire purchase. Well not only did I clip today, but I took them to the store and saved big time!! What’s really crazy is that I couldn’t find the ad for last week or this week here or at the store so I went shopping cold turkey. 9 bags of groceries and 3 gallons of milk/ juice all for $50 bucks and some change! It was a great day in the land of Coxville! I was a little worried I wouldn’t make it to the store today b/c my kiddo is really sick and he fell asleep in the guest bedroom today like 2 hours earlier than nap time. And my previously scheduled church mtg got canceled so that made my shopping trip totally attainable. The rest of my week is packed with babysitting until 6, RS Pres mtg one night, Unfinished Project Night the next one, and a Candle Open House the next night. And a quick trip to St. George for a baptism on Saturday. Whew!! Glad I made it to the store today.

There were so many good parts of this shopping trip- my kid was pretty decent despite that his mommy filled up his Cheerio snack container before leaving and left it on the counter in the house. And even though we couldn’t find the kiddie car shopping cart, fully equiped with honking horn and saftey belt, he stayed in the regular cart and piled the groceries all around him for most of the trip. I will admit that I had to carry him through part of our trip, but he at least he layed his head on my shoulder and didn’t fuss. He even held my hand from milk/ ice cream all the way to check out!! I think what excited me the most was that macaroni and cheese was on sale for a quarter each.

My kid would probably eat mac n cheese every day for lunch if I let him. It’s so smooth and creamy and just the right texture for little teething toddlers! So I nearly wiped them out of regular, shells, a few spirals, and some 3 cheese and I can now stock pile it back into the designated shelf in my pantry that has been bare since September. I’ve been rationing the last few boxes until the 25c sale was back in effect. It used to be part of the case lot sales in Sept. and March, but for some reason, no 25c mac this fall until now, the late part of November. Oh well! We’re back on track and will stock up on some more the next time I send hubby to the store for some ingredient we are out of, but really need for dinner. He’s such a good hubby=o)

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