Saturday, March 5, 2011

Excellent Shopping Day

I have to share the status of my shopping day. I ended up going to four stores today, CVS, Walgreen, Wal-Mart and Kroger. Grand total spent was 100.24 and I saved $90.80. Yay!!! It was a pretty good trip, considering I need to buy several items that I didn't have coupons for.

The above picture is from Kroger. There are several missing items from the pictures including 2 more boxes of cereal, 6 pack of 20oz Coca-Cola, Organic Salad Dressing, Sparkling Water, Tortilla Chips, and 2 Annie Noodle Bowls.
At Kroger, I spent $78.45 and saved $61.32. Not too bad considering I bought several items that I didn't have coupons for.

Pictured above is the trip to Wal-Mart. I racked up on FREEBIES!!! My actual out of pocket only ended up to be $13.23. I saved .................. $15.75. That is the shopping trips I like. :)

Walgreens was a pretty boring trip this week. They were out of several items I wanted, but I did score the above deals for $7.30, with $2.00 in Register Rewards for a future trip. Total savings was $11.48. With RR, everything averaged out to be less that $1 an item.

CVS was a major disappointment this week for me. They were out of EVERYTHING that I was looking for. I ended up only getting 2 Dawn for $1.26. Kind of boring, I know. But since I was already there I decided to get what they did have.
Overall, not too shabby of a week. Hope everyone had a good week.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Edible Play Dough

Both of my daughters love play dough. They frequently get sets for birthdays or holidays. Here is a recipe for edible play dough. I like this idea because not only do they get play time but they get a little snack in the process.

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup nonfat dry milk
2/3 cup powdered sugar

Place peanut butter in a large bowl and begin working in both the dry milk and powdered sugar in small batches. Working it with your fingers works best. In the end the texture should be like play dough. :) If it is too sticky add more dry milk. If too dry, add more peanut butter. This will keep up to a week closed tightly in a plastic bag or container.

The kids can play with making different snack creations using pretzels, raisins, nuts, candies, etc.