This morning I got up early and headed to Hy-Vee for their one day sale. I purchased the following: 5 cans of shaving creme @ 88 cents; 5 - 8 oz. packages shredded mozzarella @ $1.00; 2 - half gallons of milk @ 88 cents and 5.89 lbs. of bananas @ 29 cents. The shaving creme was on sale at a price that only comes twice a year. Also I looked in my freezer this morning and I did have a few packages of cheese in there. So 5 pkgs. of the cheese was all I needed. My total with tax came to $13.18.
From Hy-Vee I stopped at Fareway (a mere two blocks away) and picked up 1 Dole Romaine Salad mix for 69 cents as it was expiring today and 1 box of their store brand Raisin Bran cereal for $2.19. My total was $2.88.
I had only spent a total of $16.06 for the upcoming week. I felt pretty good about my purchases until my DH came home from his run and told me he needed Gatorade. Darn! My stockpile from the summer was gone!!
Now I know there are recipes online for "homemade gatorade" but it just isn't the same as the real thing. Since my husband is a die hard runner, he needs gatorade to rehydrate and replenish his body after a hard run. It is a definite need. I was able to purchase a 51 oz. can of gatorade powder at Wal-mart for $8.98 with tax. It makes 6 gallons and should last the month but if it doesn't, we will head out for more. Gatorade to a runner is like milk to a child.
My final total for the day came to $25.04. I'm still pretty happy with this.
One more comment about my DH, he will eat anything I prepare and he never criticizes me. He is a tremendous support to me (and I am not talking financial). We laugh a lot in our household and we tease each other a lot. We are a team and I love him more and more each day.