2 half gallons of egg nog-$.40 each
2 organic Caesar salad kits-$1.49 each
2 packages of huge portabella mushroom caps-$1.49 each
4 pack of chibatta bread $1.19
Lays Garden Tomato and Basil chips $1.99 on sale through Wednesday (THESE ARE THE MOST DELICIOUS CHIPS I'VE EVER HAD!!!!)
All in all my extra purchases cost me $11.93, but probably saved me quite a bit in the long run. Here is my plan to incorporate these into meals.
Freeze the egg nog and use during winter break.
Take the salad for lunch tomorrow and Wednesday and add some of the leftover chicken from my baked whole chicken last week for some protein.
I will marinate the mushrooms since their sell by date isn't until the 4th in some balsamic vinegar and grill them with some chicken later this week.
Add some sliced tomatoes and basil from the garden to the cheese to make some caprese salad as an after school snack a couple days this week.
Bread for sandwiches tomorrow night for dinner (with soup) and on Thursday and Friday at school.
My plan is for the chips to make it throughout the week as a salty addition to my lunch, but the Colts game is on tonight so I'm not going to hold my breath. I'll probably go get another bag to be perfectly honest.
Be on the lookout for markdowns on your next shopping trip!