Meet our meat.
This week is butchering week! (no, we're not doing it ourselves thank goodness... I'm just not there yet) ...Perhaps in time.. :)
These fellows and about 70 of their friends and relatives shall soon fill freezers.
It looks like our plan may work; by raising 100 chickens and selling most of them, our own chicken will not have cost us anything out of pocket.
I love free :))
Looking at this guy does not make me think 'Mmm, tasty', but he will be...
As for our groceries...
after matching coupons to sales and comparing all that to what we actually need...
Here's what we come up with ( the plan and the reality...)
Shoppers Drug Mart:
Cheese $3.49 - $0.75cpn $2.74 $2.74
Milk x2 $9.10 $8.98
2x Mayonaise$2.79-$1 $1.79ea nevermind, not the deal I though it was.
2x Yogurt 2/$4 - $1ea $1.00ea $0.25 for two!! (lucked out with peelies!)
Bacon $3.99 bought somewhere else
Old El Paso Taco Kit free free
Gr. Beef $2.00 $2.00
Discount Bread (2) $3.00 (1) $1.50
Catelli Pasta $1.66-$1 $0.66 (nevermind... not the deal I thought it was... )
Fleecy $4-$1 $3.00 $3.00
Fair Trade Coffee $8.99 $8.99
Ham $3.00 $4.58
Bacon ------ $2.99
Ten Thousand Villages
Sugar (fair trade) $4.00 not yet...
2x Majesta T.Paper.4pk
$1.49-$1 $0.75ea $0.75
2 dz Eggs $3.00 not yet...
EXTRAS that were not on the list...
Hunts Tomato Sauce $1.47ea-$0.75wub2 = $1.09 ea
Tide $4.97 - $1 = $3.97
Cool! I actually spent less with buying more than I planned! LOVE that.
PLUS... I cheated. Yes I did.
Yesterday, swept away by my new found excitement about Shoppers Optimum Points, I bought something I wouldn't have otherwise. I needed lotion, but not $13 worth!!
I paid for those points... :(
So, while I'm confessing, I'm also not adding it to the total.
In the future, I'll try to control myself... :P
Meal plan to follow! (It'll have CHICKEN this time! oOOOooo... It's been so long, will I remember how to prepare it?) :P