Being a SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) has been an adjustment. Losing a regular income definitely puts a cramp in my spending style. What was once a time of buying shiny new clothes, jewellery and whatever else I HAD to have to give me that “buyer’s high” (ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ)… Has now turned into scouring flyers, ordering coupons, and making what I can to save my almighty dollar!
People look at me like I’m crazy when I buy 10 brand name gel anti-persperants, but I bet you didn’t get them for $1.17 each! They roll their eyes when I purchase 15 brand name shaving cream, but you also didn’t get those for $0.33 each! How about the 12 double roll packs of brand name toilet paper that those bears use for $4 each? AND then came the 20 cans of condensed milk… Then my husband thought I really had lost it! I mean what was I going to do with CONDENSED MILK??
Well let me tell you, you can’t taste the difference when you’re cooking with it. Fresh milk is so expensive so now I substitute condensed milk in place of fresh milk for cooking.
My top ten things to substitute condensed milk for fresh milk:
- Cream soups
- Scalloped potatoes
- Mashed potatoes
- White sauces
- Rice pudding
- Chocolate fondue (yummmm)
- Hot chocolate or cocoa
- My CARROT PIE
So yes I do have a stockpile going now for many different useful products. From cleaning products and toilet paper to cereal and pickles! I’ve even gotten full size brand name body lotions for $1.99 each!
Let me know if you want to know more!