Total Value: $173.30
So, I didn’t save a ton of money tonight, but this can prove that with “strategic shopping” it is still possible to save money.
Once again I bought lots of fresh produce. We canned another 30 pints of homemade salsa 🙂
I think we started out with almost 5 gallons of tomatoes and then needed lots of onion, peppers, cilantro, black beans, lime juice & corn.
It is hard to gauge what our savings is with homemade items. The cheapest I have gotten salsa was around $1.25, and that required a sale & triple coupon sale. I think we have maybe $.75 invested into each jar of salsa. So not a huge savings, but it is delicious and I KNOW exactly what went into each jar! My family can eat some salsa. On a normal week we might eat 1 pint…and sometimes more depending on how often we eat Mexican! Salsa is really healthy and I am content when my kids keep spooning in on. Even my oldest who wouldn’t willing eat a tomato will eat salsa left & right!