On Friday night I started getting ready for next week. I went to the outside freezer and pulled the last of my breakfast burritos out and stored them in the inside freezer. There are enough to last all week long. I also pulled out two loaves of bread as we used up what we had in the house.
I also pulled out some flour tortillas and Flat Out wraps to use as pizza bases this weekend. Freezing food to serve at a later time saves me a great deal of money.
This pizza was made with a Flat Out Wrap, which we bought for free with coupons, a squirt of ketchup for the sauce (free with coupons), and cheese we obtained free as well. Now, we do not always get free cheese, but this mozzarella cheese was free. Otherwise, we are sometimes able to get cheese with coupons. Anyway, these cost me nothing to make, and feeding my family in the most affordable way is what I am after these days.
All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners were eaten at home this week in order to save money. Dinner on Friday was pizza using marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and some Flat Out wraps as the base.
Fresh N' Low is having a one day sale today and they have Oscar Meyer hot dogs on sale for 99¢ while supplies last, which means no rain checks. I had ten coupons for 75¢ off two packages, so I went early this morning, as soon as they were about to open, and bought 20 packages, which cost me 62¢ each after the coupons. I also picked up some cheese, butter, mayonnaise, and buttermilk while I was there.
The last time I bought hotdogs way in May when Piggly Wiggly had them on sale for 99¢. We had just finished using up those hotdogs about two weeks ago, so I know that those lasted me for three months. At that rate these should last for six months, although sometimes my daughter will eat one for breakfast. Fine tuning this process by figuring out how much we consume and how often these go on sale will help me save money. Adjustments to our budgets and goals are constantly needed to continue to live frugally.
Last night I put Field Peas on to soak to make for dinner today. I've already made some cornbread, and I plan on making fried potatoes to go along with that for dinner tonight.
What is on your menu for tonight?
Live simply by not spending money you don't have.
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