Is it March yet, well now it is... but I did go to Costco on Friday, February 28.
Yes, this haul is larger than most and we intentionally went over our $100.00 average to stock up on a few items. I spent $150.02 for March.
2 Reasons I Shopped Early and Was Over Budget!1. Weekend Schedule With a busy weekend ahead I didn't think I would be able to get to three stores on Sunday, so I decided to shop on Friday with the help of DH.
2. Stock Up: Ok. I will admit it. We picked up a few extras in the event that the Coronavirus spreads. I know that may seem a bit much and I am not an alarmist that reacts wildly to everything said on the news. However, as a former Girl Scout it is good to "Be Prepared" and have essentials on hand before a rush to the stores happen. How I Use What I Buy...
- Blueberries: Used in oatmeal, pancake topping, and muffins (Breakfast & Snacks)
- Bread: Sandwiches, toast, and bread crumbs (Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)
- Mushrooms: As an ingredient in Veggie Burgers, and a simple pasta sauce
- Peanut Butter: Energy bites, breakfast toast, and sandwiches (Breakfast, Lunch, & Baking)
- Spinach: Ingredient in Veggie Burgers, salads, sandwiches, and sauteed (Lunch & Dinner)
- Organic Almonds: Salads and Snack
- Organic Brown Rice: Lunch & Dinner
- Organic Potstickers: Dinner
- Organic Quinoa & Brown Rice: As an ingredient in 30 Minute Vegetarian Meatballs and as a side dish.
- Organic Tortilla Chips: A side for school and home lunches. (Lunch, Dinner & Snack)
- Peaunuts: Snack
- Organic Maple Syrup: Topping for Pancakes, Waffles, & French Toast and a substitute for honey in baking
- Tomato Paste: Used in homemade pizza sauce, making it into tomato sauce by adding 12 oz. of water to one can, and mixing it with crushed tomatoes for veggie chili
- Organic Tropical Fruit: Used to make smoothies
- Animal Crackers: Afterschool Snack