The other day I bought 4.2 KG Mitchells boneless ham at Superstore for $16.75. Cut it into 6 ham roasts and four packets of ham slices for breakfasts. We had one of the hams last night for dinner and will have the leftovers tonight (egg, ham and cheese toasted sandwiches) for a quick and easy meal.
Savings? About 60% off buying the smaller hams that I have purchased in the past. Now I have ham for a couple of months. We are trying to eat less bacon due to fat content and cost so ham is an easy alternative having fewer calories. It has high sodium but I am cutting salt out of a lot of other things in our diet so it evens out.
I was making a tuna casserole the other night and it struck me that everything in it was bought on sale, in bulk or reduced.
Two cups dry macaroni - no name macaroni bought in bulk
Bread Crumbs - used bread ends and made crumbs in my mini food processor (love it)
Cheese - found two large blocks of cheese this week in the 50% off bin at Superstore, cut into small packs and froze much of it for later use
Celery - $1.29/head
Onion - bought 3lb bag of onions for $1 a few weeks ago
mushroom soup - bought a case of Campbells soup a few weeks ago for $5.60
handful of frozen corn - bought 3kg no name brand bag two months ago - this was the last
Tuna -tuna 1 can bought on sale for .77 (sorry I forgot to list this in the original post - thanks Wean!)
Dinner and lunch the next day for less than $2. It was yummy.
It pays to constantly scour the ads for deals and only try to buy when things are on sale. Today I am off to get my 30 rolls of toilet paper on bargain and .25 cent mustard after coupon. Cheers!