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December 17th, 2007, 02:49 PM
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OK... so I was going to get the cheapie 5.95 soup/salad/breadsticks... but I looked at the menu, and there was this [light dish!!] grilled chicken with apricot glaze served with broccoli and asparagus. *mouth waters* That was me. Oh, that was me...

it was SOOOOO delicious. Add to that a couple breadsticks and some minestrone soup. mmmmmm hmmmmmm...

Maddie had mac n cheese and some of my soup. She's turned into quite the little soup eater. She even eats the beans and tomatoes!

So, 25.00 later (with a nice tip), I left for Publix. woot.


(ps... at publix, I spent 14.38 and saved 61.37! )
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December 17th, 2007, 03:03 PM
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you deserved a great lunch out with maddie, and you more than made up for it publix, as always

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December 17th, 2007, 03:12 PM
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Agreed that you totally earned that lunch out! Between your birthday and your totally rocking savings at Publix! I also totally dig those andes mints they give you with the check sometimes! Mmmmmm!

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December 17th, 2007, 03:29 PM
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The breadsticks are so daggone good. Glad you had a nice lunch.
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December 17th, 2007, 05:17 PM
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But I bet you enjoyed every minute of that lunch!!
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December 17th, 2007, 06:37 PM
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You deserved that lunch. I hope that you had a wonderful time.

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December 17th, 2007, 07:29 PM
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HOW in the WORLD do you spend $14.38 and save $61.37?!
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December 17th, 2007, 07:35 PM
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Kim, I'm happy you had a nice birthday lunch. You deserve it.
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December 17th, 2007, 08:08 PM
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HOW in the WORLD do you spend $14.38 and save $61.37?![/b]

Here's my breakdown of what I got... but with the gluten thing in your house, I know it's tougher for you.
I went to a local grocery called Publix. I had a coupon from another local grocery (winn dixie) for 10.00 off a 50.00 purchase...I also got some things that were not grocery items--because I got an overage.

4 boxes of cookie crisp cereal (BOGO @4.79, had a 1.00 coupon and a .75 coupon)
1 box of nature valley granola bars (2.89, and had a coupon to get it free with the cereals)
1 box of Kashi crackers (3.39, and I had a coupon to get it as a freebie)
1 box of hungry jack pancake mix (1.99, no coupon)
1 crisco cooking spray (on sale for 2.00, and I had a coupon to get it free with any hungry jack product)
6 boxes of ghirardelli brownie mix (totally didn't need it, but it's my FAVORITE! [email protected], and had two .55 coupons and four .50 coupons)
2 boxes of ronzoni lasagna noodles ([email protected], no coupon)
2 jars of bertolli pasta sauces ([email protected], no coupon)
3 5-lb. bags of unbleached gold medal flour (.99 each--I bake a lot of bread, so I jump at the good stuff for this price!)
1 bottle of purell hand sanitizer (1.29, had a 1.50 coupon that was adjusted down to 1.29)
2 24-oz jars of Mott's natural applesauce ([email protected])
2 packages of kotex pads ([email protected], and had two 2.00 manu coupons)
1 bottle of store brand cocoa butter lotion (3.19, had a coupon to get it free)
1 tin of sugar free altoid mints (1.99, had a .75 coupon)

Now... I didn't get any meat or anything, but that's because I have about 40 # of meat in my freezer already... I stockpile, so I just get BOGO stuff and add to my stockpile. I need to keep my eyes peeled for a good meat sale. I can get whole chickens for about .69/lb. if I look hard enough. Split chicken breasts go on BOGO @ 2.99/lb. (or less). etc. I get that and add to my stock in the freezer when they have that...

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December 18th, 2007, 12:25 AM
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Hooray for a yummy lunch, Kim. I'm glad you had a blast.

And, about gluten ... I have a gluten issue as well, and I know Jess' son has at least a wheat (if not gluten, I don't remember) issue as well as a number of others. Saving money is still totally possible. It's convenience food that's usually packed with gluten. Yes, gluten free pasta or cereal are usually more expensive, but if you're saving a boodle on the rest of your groceries it shouldn't be a big deal to cover the gap. You can save tons if you buy the gluten free ingredients and just make your own stuff. Then you guarantee there's no cross contamination, etc. With a little practice, it isn't *that* awful.
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