Back to our regularly scheduled post already in progress....
The Dead Man's Chest is holding up great. I go in several times a day to
After several years of coupons and working for a coupon site, Bargain Believer, I've realized that organization is key. I have my stockpile everywhere. For example, my Mom was going to get more peanut butter the other day. I knew we had more, but it was buried behind all the stuff in front. Low and behold, we had 7 jars of peanut butter. I saw this door organizer at Costco and what can I say...it was love at first site. At only $35, I knew I had to have it.
My family is so over how excited I get. Luckily, my Mom understands my enthusiasm. I guess it's a Mom thing. I can now see everything I have and I have space for all the little things on the door.
Now, this might seem excessive, and I realize that I'm kind of becoming one of those people on that TLC show. In my defense, I will say that we have 6 people in this house. We eat out about once a month, and that's usually pizza that David brings home if you call that eating out. We go to Red Robin 4 times a year for the kids good grades. We go out for Chinese food to our favorite place about 4 times a year too. That's it. No McDonald's. No Starbucks. Mainly because I honestly think we make better food. And Starbucks, I almost faint at the price tag. Really? It's coffee, not liquid gold. Plus, I love how we make coffee and David makes us all a pot every morning starting with fresh ground beans. What more could I ask for?
Anyway...my point is, I pack the kids lunch for school and David packs a lunch for work every day. We all eat dinner together every night. So, that's 126 meals a week that the 6 of us eat that come from this kitchen. Not to mention, snacks and dessert. Our nearest grocery store is 30 minutes round trip, so you have to plan ahead. I love being able to make whatever I want whenever I want and not worry about if I have a can of tomatoes. Because you know what? I think I have about 37 of them!
And if there is a zombie apocolypse, I'm set!