Monday, June 8, 2009

Big Salad

Does anyone remember the Seinfeld episode where Elaine wants a big salad? That was such a great show.

Anyhoo, tonight we are having Big Salads for dinner. I have a head of lettuce to chop up, plus cucumber, green pepper, tomatoes, shredded cheese, and croutons to add in. I also have to check my garden because I think my spinach is ready to be picked, so I can add that in too. We also have a large assortment of salad dressing to choose from due to the cosmic alignment of having four $1.00 off coupons at the time of a 2 for $4.00 sale on Kraft and Ken's Steakhouse dressings. That's right, I got four bottles of dressing for $1.00 each! Woo-hoo! I might also throw a few pieces of Cheesy Garlic Bread in the toaster oven. I do NOT want to turn on the oven today, the high is 83 and it is SO humid! Ick.

One of the blogs I read, This Stop Willoughby, recently posted a bunch of wonderful tips for saving money on groceries. She shops a lot at Sam's and the prices she listed were amazing. I don't know if my little family of 3 could use those big size containers before they went bad. I guess I could freeze stuff, I will have to check out our local Sam's Club soon. I have been shopping more at the non-union grocery stores, such as Tony's and Aldi, and have noticed that they are more crowded than they used to be. The savings just can't be beat and everyone is finally figuring that out, I guess. Jewel still has some good prices, especially when they have a Buy One Get One Free sale, if you have two coupons you can use them both, and my Jewel accepts expired coupons. I have no brand loyalty and have found that most of the store brands are just as good as the name brands. Good luck out there.

Happy eating!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you liked my blog about saving money on groceries. Definitely check out Sam's Club if you get the chance. If you go on Saturday or Sunday afternoons, they are usually giving away lots of free samples in the grocery area. My kids love that! We're a family of four and we save a ton of money shopping there.

    Your big salad sounds delicious! Very summery!