Yesterday I went to Aldi's to do some stockpiling. I have learned that when they have a good price on something in their Sunday flyer that I need to get there quickly. So I was up and out early to shop for the things I needed.
We use nothing but unsalted butter. If I can get margarine free, which is very rare, I will use it for me. However 99% of the time, we use butter. It was on sale this week for $ 2.69. Rather than have to pay more during the next year, I purchased 16 lbs. Last year when they put it on sale, within 2 days of the sale ad coming out, my store put a limit on it of 2. I was not taking that chance this year. It was a real pain last year to have to keep going to the store to get what I needed for the year. So the 16lbs. I purchased should last me until the sale next year.
I picked up 5 - 2lb. bags of confectioners sugar for $ .99 each. I only use these to make frosting. I had 2 bags already in my baking cupboard so 14 lbs. should last me a year.
Brown sugar is something I use a lot to bake with. I already had 3 lbs. so I purchased 4 more 2 lb. bags for $ .99. I may get more if this sale continues.
I picked up 2- 5 lb. bags of flour for $ 1.35 each. I add flour to my stockpile when I see a good deal. I now have 35 lbs. of flour. I store it in my big white food grade buckets in the basement.
We just opened the last large bottle of ketchup last night to make Sloppy Joes from scratch. Someone had told me that the ketchup pictured above is made by Heinz. So I got one to try. It was 38 oz. and cost $ 1.49.
My grandson likes hot chocolate. So I purchased the bag of mini marshmallows for $ .89.
Now I have a confession to make. The food that I love more than any other is French fries with turkey gravy. It goes back to my high school days(the 1960's) when the local restaurant served them this way. Many an afternoon was spent at Paul's with friends enjoying those French fries. Many a restaurant in my area now carries gravy as a side dish because so many of us have asked for it for our French fries. So I picked up 12 packets to make turkey gravy next year when we aren't having turkey just for my French fries. They were $.39 each.
As you can see my total came to $ 61.71.
On the way to Aldi's I quickly stopped at Top's and purchased a $ 50.00 Panera Bread gift card for $ 40.00 using the $10.00 promotional credit I earned for buying $50. worth of groceries last week. The good cards are going fast. My store was out of Applebee's and Outback cards. The Panera Bread card will be used next year to keep us in bagels which I buy on Tuesdays for $ 6.99 a dozen.
Are you stockpiling any good food deals this month?