First things first. Coupon Hunting/Bargain Shopping/I Don't Have a Clue.
Kroger has fantastic 10 for $10 deals. I got:
10 2 liter Pepsi products (Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Dr Pepper, Mt Dew)
10 Kroger brand frozen veggies. Fresh veggies tend to get wasted a lot in this house. So until my mini veggie garden gets up and running, frozen we are. But I got broccoli, a pepper and onion mix, spinach, Brussels sprouts and collard greens (hey, I AM in the south).
10 Ramen 6 packs. 5 chicken, 5 beef. That's 60 packs of Ramen for $10.
Then, I went to Publix.
Buying the Publix brand tortilla chips, I spent $3.11 opposed to the $4.99 for the Tostito brand.
I got 4 more 2 liters of soda, all Publix brand, for $2 (No one in this family drinks soda except my husband and lets just put it this way, he drank so much soda at a restaurant one time that they cut him off).
I bought egg noodles for making chicken noodle soup (I already have chicken and the veggies), Publix brand, and spent $1.99 instead of $3.19 for other brands.
We almost always have leftovers from dinner which we almost never eat later so I tried to buy pork chops in smaller portions. I got boneless pork loins that are smaller than a regular pork chop, I can get probably 3 meals from one pack. I got two packs for less than $8. That's roughly 5 to 6 meals right there. Not bad.
Moving on: My Wannabe Veggie Garden
On the other hand, my window herbs are growing beautifully and I can't wait to start cooking with them. My cilantro is starting to grow those gorgeous fanned leaves that are the actual herb. I'm looking forward to some cilantro lime shrimp! The basil leaves are looking great also. I can't want to pair them with some of the tomatoes that will hopefully grow and mozzarella cheese with balsamic vinaigrette. Mmmmm! I can taste it now!