Wonder Washer and headed to the laundromat this afternoon. And I seriously thought I was going to get frostbite. My hands were freezing- even with thick gloves! I pressed on though because it's only going to be colder tomorrow. The windchill is expected to be -15 tonight!
It is nice to have all my clothes clean and dry though. The next thing that needed to be done today was grocery shopping. I was out of bread, milk, and peanut butter. So I left for work early via the bus and stopped by Krogers. I forgot my list but knew that I needed 21 meals for under $20. And I think I made it work.
First of all, I am so glad I went to Krogers! I was tempted to go to a closer to home store that was a little more convenient. Kroger, however, has once again beat the pants off the competition in price and quality of produce. I was able to get 2 yellow squash, a gallon of milk, 4 frozen lasagna (single serving), tater tot casserole ingredients ( 1 pound ground beef, frozen tots, frozen vegetables, and cream of mushroom soup), country ham pieces (for bean soup), 6 eggs, and bread for less than $20! I have a 2 pound bag of dry beans that I plan on soaking tomorrow and make some bean soup with ham. I think this should last me more than a week. And it's reasonably balanced nutrition (grains, veggies, milk, protein in almost every meal). I did forget peanut butter. But I'm through shopping for this week. The frozen lasagna was on closeout for just 79 cents each- and it's vegetable lasagna too! So it pays to be flexible.
So how are you handling the cold? Staying inside or braving the weather? I have a new giveaway that started yesterday. It's part of a giveaway hop and my prize is your choice of 2 canisters of gourmet hot chocolate! The PERFECT way to stay warm in this crazy cold weather! So be sure to enter!