Ok, is it JUST ME or is everyone spending MORE at the grocery store and coming home with LESS! It use to take me a few trips from the van to the house carrying the big paper bags and now with the smaller plastic bags... it doesn't seem to take as long!! AND... after I put everything away the kids are still asking "Don't we have anything to eat?" (obviously popcorn or carrot sticks w/Ranch dressing don't count!!) LOL :)
I thought I'd share the cost of a few items. Just out of curiosity (if you are willing to share) are we all paying similar prices for our 'regular' purchases? (not necessarily the organic or specialty foods... sadly, they are always higher in price.)
whole milk at $2.59 per gallon (store brand)
1% milk at $2.49 per gallon (store brand)
3 lb. bag of baby carrots $4.99
1 lb. of unsalted butter quarters $2.29
11.5 oz. coffee $3.99 (Melitta Hazelnut Creme)
12 oz. coffee $3.69 (Harmony Bay French Vanilla)
8 oz. Pepto Bismol Max. (Liquid) $4.99
Broccoli Crowns (fresh) $1.49 lb.
12 oz. pkg. white mushrooms (fresh) $1.79
Dannon 12 pack of yogurts $3.56 (Light & Fit 4 oz. cups)
Why is it that heading in for a few things 'never' happens!! It is always after a minimum of $100 later that I can see my van again and head for the hills! Is there something in the lighting or a subliminal message being spoken over the loudspeaker "Hey you in aisle 5, you forgot the cereal... and now that I have your attention, check out the sale in the next aisle!" LOL :) Am I the ONLY crazy one out there that is wondering 'who is upping the prices' at the registers? And why I don't see the 'grocery store fairy' that keeps adding food into my cart that WAS NOT on my list!? LOL :)
Hmmm, I wonder if the grocery stores did away with shopping & delivering groceries to homes because we'd all spend LESS?! :) Not to mention the savings at the pumps!! (MAYBE they are working together!) LOL!! Last Wednesday I paid $2.17 (low grade) and then on Saturday it was up to $2.21(low grade) OUCH! Would this be because of the public school vacations this week and next?? :(
I'll step down from my soap box for now! Obviously, you can hear my sarcasm, but please believe me when I say, I do count my blessings!!! We are blessed in our country to have many, many groceries on the shelves to choose from!!! (MOST 3rd world countries do not!) I am thankful that my husband is employed, I am thankful that we can raise vegetables and chickens for eggs and chickens and turkeys for meat! I am SOOOO thankful for the blessings and freedoms that we do have... Ok, I'm down and off the box now. I truly hope that your grocery store prices are healthier for your checkbook then ours are for us!! :) New goal......??? STICK TO WHAT IS ON THE LIST OR SEND SOMEONE ELSE WITH MY LIST AND CASH!!
Have a blessed week!!