Breaking My Own Rules Again
by, 10-14-2008 at 12:41 PM (1197 Views)
In our home we follow rules, not just your typical family living arrangement rules, like whose job it is to clean this or that, but also financial rules.
Yesterday I was lamenting the cost of bagels, the fact that they have risen to $2.29 for a package of 6. My husband, being the wonderful man that he is, called me on his way home from work asking if I needed anything on his way through town, and I did. I needed Bread Flour, because I was out and I wasn't about to pay $2.29 for 6 lousy bagels when I could make my own.
What I hadn't counted on, was that he would discover boneless skinless chicken breast for $1.16 a pound and come home with 30 lbs of it.
Normally, I would be ecstatic, but friends, my freezer is so full of food, I literally couldn't fit an ice cube. So we headed down to Lowes and found a wonderful 6.8 cubic foot freezer for $218. Unfortunately, they didn't have any in stock, except for the floor model, which was rather dirty and dusty and had a scratch on the backside. So I asked the gentlemen how much would he knock off the price for the floor model and pointed out it's apparent flaws. He said they would sell it for $150. SOLD.
So we loaded her into the back of the truck and headed back to walmart to get some more chicken. Folks, I now have 75 lbs of chicken (all for $87) and luckily, I now have a little extra freezer room for making some zuchinni cakes & apple pie filling.
Upon finally returning home I still had bagel dough rising and had to boil and then bake my homemade bagels,(and at this moment, my oldest is finishing off the last one with some homemade applebutter on it, so now I've got to get my rear in gear and make some more.
As if that weren't enough in itself, dh had to be on a jobsite several hours away, so we got up at 2:30 this morning (to have coffee together) before he had to rush off to work. It's only a little after 4, and I'm ready to hit the sheets. LOL.
How is your week going so far?