Granted, I didn’t get everything on my list. Hy-Vee was out of grapefruit, which sucks, because they’re 3 for $1 right now. I’ll either have to go without, or go back in a day or two. But I did get some produce:
I’m glad butter was on sale–I was getting low, and I’m planning on doing a fair bit of baking this weekend. Eden had a recipe a few days ago for some whole wheat pretzels, and I thought they’d make either a fun project for the bambino & I, or just a really nice snack.
Pork tenderloins were BOGO for $9.99, although I ended up with these for about a buck less. I’ll probably make the roast tenderloin & potatoes that the bambino & Jay inhaled one weekend. I don’t know what I’ll do with the other one. Maybe do pork tenderloin sandwiches. We’ll see. I have time to come up with something!
I got a coupon for a free bag of chips, and was pleased to see that while it’s just a limited selection, Hy-Vee is now carrying Food Should Taste Good chips! It’s nice that I don’t have to drive all the way to Sioux Falls for these. And it was also nice getting a bag for free!
And lastly, I got just a couple things at Dollar Tree:
Not pictured is some clearance Christmas candy I got for the bambino. After all was said & done, I have $5 left, which I think I’ll just hang onto. I haven’t decided if I’ll move it over to savings, get it in cash to hang onto it, or just let it sit in my checking account (which actually is probably what I’ll do, since my checking account earns more interest than my savings right now!). Either way, I’m pleased with my shopping trip, and hopefully I’ll keep it up! I did decide that at some point (once I have enough money), I’m going to join the South Dakota Local Food Co-op. It launched this month (I think), and the pick up point for Brookings is a church that’s basically across the street from us. But, until I get the $53 membership fee, it’ll have to wait. I am pretty excited that something like this is available here, though. It’d be nice to support more of the local economy, without having to just depend on the farmers market during the summer.