Trips to the grocery store are moments of risk and opportunity. Do you get lured by something you didn’t come in intending to buy? Do you catch a good sale and get a good discount on something you were going to buy anyway? It can go either way. Or both. This last trip we hit the jackpot of discounts. Alas, we didn’t find any double day reduced chocolate cream pies (my favorite!), but apparently the $7/gallon organic milk was so close to its expiration date that they just wanted to move it. Have you ever seen gallons of organic milk for 4/$1? Me neither! We go through a lot of milk. We don’t normally splurge on organic, but for 25 cents we’re drinking it this week. We made hot chocolate and chocolate pudding when we got home. We’ve also had a lot of cereal for breakfast this week.
Apparently though the organic milk wasn’t the only thing they were trying to move as chocolate almond milk was also $0.25. We bought two. We’ll freeze them in small quantities and use them as the base of smoothies for the next few months. Dr. Google says freezing does weird things to the consistently, but not the flavor. Should be fine for smoothies.
They had some odd butter alternative in the discount case as well. At $0.50/tub, it’s about 1/8 of what we normally pay for a tub of spread.
We needed some ‘fresh’ fruit in the house to supplement what’s coming in from the garden. The girls desperately wanted peaches. They were willing to branch out to plums or nectarines, but they were all $1.99/pound, more than I’m willing to spend. We were trying to talk the kids into bananas instead when we found some pre-packaged peaches at $.79/pound. Much better!