Sunday, January 26, 2014
My Frugal Week
Monday was Martin Luther King day, so we had the day off from school and work. We decided to stay home and did not spend any money that day.
For lunch on Monday I used up the last three salmon patties from the refrigerator. I had to cut open the bottle of tarter sauce to get the last bit out, but there was enough in there to cover the three sandwiches. I really wish they would design their bottle to make it easier to get the last little bit out of there, but until they do, this worked.
I was able to work on Tuesday and then due to snow and cold temperatures we had a snow day on Wednesday and then again on Friday, so no school or work those days.
I've actually ended the week with half a tank of gas leftover, which is very unusual for me, so this will be a savings for me this next week as well.
Since we were at home Wednesday it was the perfect day to make homemade waffles.
On Friday, since I had the day off from work, I scrubbed the kitchen down really well. I scrubbed the stove until it shined and swept and mopped the kitchen floor and vacuumed the rug in there.
I brought sandwiches with me when we finally got out on Saturday afternoon for my daughter's weekly volunteer duty. Afterwards, we went to Publix to pick up a few essentials.
At Publix, I was able to purchase milk for 5¢, believe it or not, there was a coupon in the Sunday paper recently for a free gallon of milk, up to $4.00, if you bought two boxes of cereal. I bought two boxes of Post Raisin Bran, on sale at 2 for $5.00 and the milk was $4.05, so for $5.05 I bought 2 boxes of cereal and 1 gallon of milk, which I thought was a pretty good deal. :)
And then to the Dollar Tree for another loaf of 54¢ bread.
We hauled our own garbage to the county dumpsters for free instead of paying someone to do it for us.
All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners were eaten at or came from home this week.
Dinners this week included:
Monday: Beans & Franks, Corn.
Tuesday: Loaded Baked Potatoes, Broccoli, Green Peas.
Wednesday: Pizza Pasta, Green Beans with Onions & Potatoes
Thursday: Leftovers from Tuesday & Wednesday
Friday: Sausage Quiche, Broccoli
Saturday: Soup Beans, Collard Greens, Cornbread
Sunday: Smoked Sausage, Beans & Greens, Cornbread
Snacks were homemade too and included popcorn.
Now here we are on Sunday afternoon and I have the thermostat set on 65 degrees, although at 53 degrees outside, it is warmer outside today than any other day this past week. We are sitting here reading the Sunday paper and clipping the coupons. Today was a good coupon day with four inserts.
How has your week been so far? What frugal things have you done this week?
CFO ~ Chief Frugal Officer
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