How did everybody do with peanut butter last week? I ended up getting nine jars which should last us for a few months.
(Dry cereal, not oatmeal.) Is there any food more beloved to people than cereal? I mean, who doesn’t like it? It can be healthy or utter crap (yes, Honey Smacks, I’m talking to you.)
My favorites are:
—Apple Jacks (which I never buy because it’s too sugary)
This week is going to be all about cereal. Yes, I realize it’s a major cash outlay. But be comforted by the fact that it will all get eaten (unlike, say, canned peas). I also realize how idiotic you’re going to feel at the check-out stand with sixteen boxes of cereal in your cart. I’m going to be right there with you, OK? (This also means I might have to swallow my pride and go to [gulp] Wal-Mart which has the excellent cereal prices. I will have to take Mister’s car which doesn’t sport an anti-Walmart bumper sticker.)
I’m going to leave it up to you as far as quantities go. Cereal takes up a lot of space so it might not be feasible to have too much. It’s up to you. I will be getting 2-3 boxes per person. That’s about 20 boxes. You may want to check the internet or dig out the newspaper in your recycling bin first to see if you can find some coupons.
Remember to just Get It Done!
P.S. My reader Jen brings up a good point: what if your family doesn’t eat this stuff (it never entered my mind that somebody wouldn’t eat cereal!) At church I have a theme for each month so if you don’t want to do a certain item you can easily pick something else within that theme. January is “Family Favorites”. So if you are allergic to peanuts or your family just doesn’t eat what I’ve recommended, then by all means pick something else! If you guys don’t like peanut butter, get some jelly. Or pick something else that your family really likes for lunch. Prepackaged tuna or chicken salad maybe. Just try to get something that is a “sure thing” for your family. Preferably something shelf-friendly (i.e. not hot dogs or cold cuts).