From the desk of....
Its cloudy out this morning. We had thunderstorms around midnight with rain. The forecast says it will reach 65 degrees today. Quite a change from the 90s early in the week.
I did my grocery shopping yesterday. I hate that job more and more. I spent quite a bit of time planning, looking at ads, clipping coupons and I saved a few dollars but the total was still more than I wanted it to be. The good thing is I hadn't shopped in two weeks and hopefully will not do so again for two more. My Mother always bought whole chickens and cut them up herself. I used to do the same thing but then got in the habit of buying parts of the chicken, usually boneless breasts which cost more a pound. I really don't know which is more economical. I bought a roaster yesterday and will do Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken with it. I plan to use part of the meat for soup. I though the chicken would be cheaper than it was and when I saw the price, considered not purchasing it. But since it was a part of my menu plan, I went ahead. I think I saw in one of the store ads I looked through that Rotisserie Chickens were on sale somewhere. I am going to have to do some calculating and see whether buying one already cooked is a better deal.
Several of the stores here have discounts for Seniors on Wednesday. I don't usually buy groceries on Wednesday because Honey Bear is only home on weekends and I plan those meals and then purchase food for them. It took me a while to get around to Wednesday shopping but I saved $12.50 by doing that. He is now only working 3 days a week so I have 5 meals to plan for instead of 3.
The field trip I had planned for today was canceled due to weather. I plan to finish laundry, do a 5 minute clean of the bathrooms, and vacuum. A walk also sounds good since its cooler.
Do you have any money saving grocery tips? I would love to hear about them.