No, I’m not talking about reading, ‘ritin’, and ‘rithmetic. Those have been replaced by other things. Just kidding (not really, especially on the ‘ritin’ front, ESPECIALLY if you are talking about handwriting).
I’m talking about the Earth-friendly ones: reduce, reuse, recycle. I’m especially referring to the second one: reuse. (We are still working on the reduce one.)
If you live in the South, especially, you are old hat at this. By living in the South, I mean that you are at least a second generation Southerner on at least one side of your family (especially maternal).
In other words, you might be a Southerner if:
1) A margarine, sour cream, or cottage cheese tub in your fridge holds something besides one of those three items (especially leftovers).
2) Your fine food storage devices (see #1) flood out when you open the “Tupperware” cabinet.
3) You panic if you see one of the aforementioned containers in the trash because they are awesome.
4) Your small sewing kit is contained in a Danish butter cookie tin.
5) Aforementioned cookie tins are also reused year after year at Christmas time.
6) You have Christmas and birthday gift bags in your wrapping area with multiple layers of to/from tags.
7) Your dad has baby food jars from your infancy holding globs of leftover paint and small tools in the garage.
8) You wash and reuse zippy baggies (unless they contained raw meat).
9) Old milk jugs are used to water plants.
10) Solo cups and Starbucks frappuccino cups are used until they crack and leak.
Yup. I’m guilty of a few. And, yes, I know several of those containers are not BPA-free. But, this way, they are landfill-free.
But, y’all came here for the deals.
Kroger ground beef (chub) $1.99/pound (Chub buying scares me; something about not being able to see the meat)
red, yellow, or orange bell peppers 99 cents
Kroger cheese 8 ounce 2/$3 (meaning $3/pound!) limit 4 with $10 additional purchase
Power Ade 32 ounces 2/$1 (limit 6 with $10 additional purchase)
iceberg, Romaine, and leaf lettuces 99 cents/head
refrigerated International Delight coffee creamers (My mother-in-law loves these!) $1.99 wyb 3
half gallon Kroger orange juice $1.87
Top Flight one-subject notebooks 19 cents (limit 10)
Ticonderoga 24-pack pencils $2.99 (Office Depot had these a few weeks ago and sold out almost instantly)
Kroger frozen waffles or cream cheese 10/$10
Coke, Dr. Pepper, Pepsi 2 L 10/$10
Kroger pasta sauce 10/$10
Paper Mate 10 pack pens 10/$10
Strawberries 4 pounds/$5
Simple Truth organic spring mix $3.99/pound
Paper Mate mechanical pencils, 10 count 99 cents
boneless skinless $1.78/pound
red seedless grapes 89 cents/pound
split chicken breasts, thighs, or drumsticks 88 cents/pound
blueberries, pint 2/$3
goldfish crackers 99 cents (for Muffin’s upcoming lunches)
ramen noodles 10 cents (limit 10)
Essential Everyday frozen veg 88 cents
What are the deals where you are this week?