I’ve got a real turkey of a problem. You might even say I’m between a rock and a pepperoni.
I’ll know my friend Kristen read my most recent grocery recap because she’ll say something like, “Well, not all of us are lucky enough to get a load of fish on Manager’s Special.” It’s always in the middle of a conversation that has nothing to do with groceries and it always warms my heart that my buddy cares about how much money I spend on mangoes. (So much money, you guys. I have a serious mango problem.)
Just the other day, Kristen said, “Look at you splurging on the Boar’s Head deli meats” and instead of that usual tingly feeling I get when she name drops one of my posts, I hung my head and sighed. These deli meats are going to be the death of me.
My Glass Slipper does not eat meat, unless it comes in a white box with red writing that spells out Chick-Fil-A. After years of trial and error, the only meats we can get her to eat at home are bacon, homemade chicken nuggets, and pepperoni. So even though my Kroger only sells the fancy Boar’s Head pepperoni with no most cost effective options, I buy it. This is my lot in life and I’ve tried to accept it as gracefully as I can.
My Frying Pan, on the other hand, loves most meats. Chicken, steak, fish, pepperoni, pork…no meat left behind. Lately, she’s even been taking to my turkey. And because she is having turkey, the Glass Slipper decides she wants some turkey. Even though previous attempts to get her to eat turkey were unsuccessful. Fine, if it gets her to eat some protein, FINE.
Three weeks ago, they ate all my turkey, the villains. So I bought more turkey. And then they didn’t eat it, the villains. They decided, in tandem, and seemingly on a whim, that they didn’t like turkey anymore. Of course they decided this on the week I bought extra turkey, to accommodate their villainous ways. Predictably, once I was left with my pick of the turkey, I could not keep up. ( I love turkey, but I also love variety in my lunches). It went bad. I had to throw it out. Y’all know how I feel about wasting food.
Trying to keep my cool and go with the flow (which I am notoriously bad at), I thought ok, I’ll just buy less turkey. Pepperoni for everyone! I don’t need to get mad! I can be the cool pepperoni mom!
The last few days, though, my Frying Pan has been doing this strange thing where she requests pepperoni for lunch, like her big sis, but then does not touch it. It’s giving me flashbacks to the Great Turkey Disposal of 2019. Which was only a few weeks ago, so those wounds are still fresh. The obvious solution is to buy some turkey but it’s so expensive and I was just having trouble taking the leap.
But wait! Hope is not lost! Someone at Kroger must read these blogs and has taken pity on me, because guess what? My teeny tiny little deli department just added a new PRIVATE SELECTION Turkey! Wildflower Honey Turkey. Y’all, that’s just like Maple Honey Turkey only even better because the flower implies there are bees involved and everyone loves bees.
Plus, as if the bee factor weren’t enough, it is dollars cheaper. Dollars! If only there were a Private Selection Pepperoni. Then I’d really be living the dream.
- Bananas, 1.93 lb -$1.14.
- Blackberries, 6oz (3)-$5.
- Boar’s Head Sandwich Pepperoni, 1lb -$8.99.
- Clementines, 3 lb-$3.99.
- Creamette Pasta (3)-$1.47. Buy 6, Save $3 brought them down to $.49 each.
- Green Beans, .97 lb-$.96. In store sale for $.99 a pound.
- Heritage Farm Chicken Breasts 4.73 lb-$9.43.
- Honey Bunches of Oats (1)-$2.29. Buy 6, Save $3. Price was a little higher than last week, but still way cheaper than normal.
- Kroger Ground Turkey, 2lb-$5. In store sale, $2.50 a pound each.
- Mangoes (2)-$1.98.
- Private Selection Whole Wheat Bread-$1.99.
- Private Selection Golden Brioche Rolls-$1.99.
- Private Selection Wildflower Honey Turkey, 1lb-$7.79. Dollars cheaper!
- Private Selection Ice Cream, .5 gal (2)-$3.98. *Digital Coupon* made these each $1.99, when they’re normally upwards of $4 a piece!
- Parrano Gouda-$7.27.
- Red Gold Canned Tomatoes (2)-$1.78.
- Roma Tomatoes .99 lb-$.98.
- Simple Truth Organic Chocolate Almond Milk-$2.50.
- Strawberries, 2lbs-$2.99.
- Sweet Baby Ray’s Sauce (2)-$2.98. Part of Buy 6, Save $3.
- Sweet Onions, 2.42 lb-$2.41.
- Top Round Sirloin, 2.03lb -$8.37. Manager’s Special!
Apps I’ll submit to: Fetch Rewards, Ibotta ($.10 off Any Item, $.25 off Chocolate Milk, $.25 off Strawberries, $.25 off Any Bread, $1 off Two Creamette Pastas), CoinOut
Total Budget: $98.81
Total Spent: $86.16
Total Saved: $27.68
Rolled Over to Next Trip : $12.65
Every time I think I have a handle on this mom thing, these munchkins throw me for another loop. What do you do when your kid decides they suddenly hate a food that was a staple of their diet? Give me your wisdom in the comments!
Kristen B. is wife to the best Prince around, mama to the spunkiest little princesses, and lover of all things Disney. She started her savings journey five years ago and is now dedicated to making her family’s wishes come true one coupon at a time. She is so excited to take her love of saving to the next level and share her journey with you! Click here to catch up on Kristen’s Savings and join in on your own savings adventure!