Each Friday, my special-needs middle daughter's class does cooking in class. It's a good way for them to work on their reading, math, fine motor skills, and self-help skills, while also being a good vocational activity. My daughter loves it - it makes Fridays very special to her.
Each week, the teacher sends home a note asking for the parents to send in ingredients for the recipe. I guess she is not getting a lot of response from the parents, because yesterday she sent home a note saying that parents could send in $5 in lieu of the ingredients.
Am I going to do that? No way! I've had many of the items so far already in my stockpile, bought on sale with coupons. And for the items I don't have on hand, like pretzel sticks this week, I go to ALDI to buy them. In this case, two bags of pretzels were $2.58 - half the price of just sending in money.
Another reason why I love ALDI!
Here's what I got this week:
2 gallons milk @ $3.19 = $6.38
3 dozen eggs @ $1.49 = $4.47
2 cottage cheese @ $1.99 = $3.98
2 apple juice concentrate @ 99¢ = $1.98
2 bricks cream cheese @ $1.19 = $2.38
1 8-oz extra sharp cheddar block @ $1.79
1 3-lb onions @ $1.39
1 3-lb apples @ $2.99
2.44 lb bananas @ 44¢/lb = $1.07
1 10-ct juice pouches @ $1.89
1 woven wheat crackers @ $1.25
1 instant oatmeal @ $1.49
2 pretzel sticks @ $1.29 = $2.58 (for school cooking project)
1 Winking Owl white zinfandel @ $2.89
Total spent: $36.82
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