I know I am not the only one saying this but the price of food seems to be rising and rising, doesn't it? I always disappointed on how little I seem to get for the amount of money I have paid.
I went to Sobey's and got this lot:
That cost me $36.72, and honestly it doesn't look a lot does it? I even had $6 worth of coupons. Two $1 ones for the baked beans and a $1 one for the sour cream. I got $3 off the five chicken breasts when I bought the two packages of Green Valley veggie/grain mixes. One of the best deals was the 10lbs of PEI potatoes for $2. I can hear my friend Cheryl who lives on PEI complaining now how much they cost her; believe me it will be a lot more despite the fact they grow them there.
I then went to the other town and called in at No Frills to pick up this little lot:
The one thing that is missing from the photo is a 28 package of bottled water that was on sale for $2. The milk was on for $3.97 for a four litre bag, so I bought two, plus they had the "good" potato chips/crisps on for $1 a package, so got some as a treat for dh. I got the loaf of bread half price, other wise no other deals, and spent another $35.41 on that.
So this week I spent $72.13 and had savings of $7.54. All I bought was food, there were no cleaning, paper or personal products bought. I amazes me how people can feed a family of four or more on less than I can feed me and dh. I must be doing something wrong?
On Saturday we went to Stayner to check out my favourite charity shop silent auction windows and had lunch at a coffee shop called Coffee Culture. Now the Canadians who are reading this will gasp with horror at my next comment. I prefer their coffee over Tim Horton's. I know I should be thrown into jail for saying that but it's true. Their muffins are also way better. Now to be fair they are more expensive than Tim Horton's, but it is worth the money.
They have a lunch special for $7, which includes a medium coffee, a BLT on a toasted Asiago bagel and either, a muffin, cookie or a bowl of soup. It was so good and so worth the money.
At the moment, I am having trouble breathing and eating at the same time!!! So I brought home my pistachio muffin to enjoy with dh for later one. Everything was as good as it looked though. So if you have a Coffee Culture near you, you should check it out. They even have a Red Velvet Muffin!!!
The look who wandered past our house on Saturday afternoon:
Not sure what she wanted, and she was by herself. What surprised me more, was she flew off. I know that turkeys have wings but I have never seen them fly before.
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