Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was very pleasant as we had roasted turkey breast, mashed potato's, sweet peas and pumpkin pie. The turkey was juicy and tender having baked for 6 hours at 250 degrees in our toaster oven. Left over turkey will be served with steam fried potato’s tonight along with the last of the pumpkin pie.  

Today we went to town and got groceries for the next seven days. Snow is in the forecast for Saturday through Monday night and we don’t want to get out in that kind of weather. We took advantage of the sales prices and were able to get all we needed for $38.43. This means we will end the month below our budget again. 

One of our shopping secrets to saving money is to stop off at one of our local Dollar Stores. We buy things like coffee, cereals, and some can goods that are at least 20 cents cheaper than at other stores. We always make a list of needed items before we leave home. If it’s not on the list we don’t buy it. This cuts down on impulse shopping.

One of our favorite stores to shop at is S & S Super Market. We have a link to there sales flyer on our side bar. We always check to see what’s on sale before we head out to shop. 

3 comments:

Gypsy said...

You are very disciplined. I usually make a list but almost always buy more than is on the list. I tell myself they are things I would have written down but forgot to.

Tango said...

Love your rig. Nice job on the modifications.

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Yes, we love those dollar stores too. My daughter is district manager for 15 of them in NE Wisconsin, the Family Dollar chain. They are a great company and treat their employees right, and are not in the RED like so many businesses. So we patronize them all we can too.