Saturday, September 5, 2015


I'm grateful because I was able to work all five days this week. We have a three day weekend since Monday is Labor Day, and after that I have three days scheduled for next week so far. 

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. 

There is a company that always donate bottles of water to all the schools in our county. This year the middle school has taken to stocking the teacher's refrigerators with these water bottles, so whenever I sub there I am able to get a free water bottle for the day. This week I was able to get a free bottle of water on two different days. A very nice little perk that trickles down to the subs. I love it.  :)

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.
© Belinda & Frugal Workshop, 2011 - 2015.


  1. Batted the hot dog deal out of the park, didn't you? Then 5 days of subbing and free bottled water nicely added to the bank account.

    The past week, my lowest gas for car was $2.07 without points off.

    Enjoy your ready-frozen breakfasts this coming week.

    1. Thank you, Anna. Great price on the gas. We were in Chattanooga last night and saw it for $1.86 at several places. Unfortunately, I had already filled up here for $1.94, but I won't complain. I am happy with the lower gas prices right now.

  2. Wow, I envy that free water scheme ! Here teachers really have to fend for themselves all the way ! xx

    1. That is so sad. I wish things were differently for you there.

  3. I always get a laugh at the name "Piggy Wiggly". Can't imagine who sat in a meeting and decided that would be a good name for a business :). Certainly a name you don't forget for sure.

  4. I always get a laugh at the name "Piggy Wiggly". Can't imagine who sat in a meeting and decided that would be a good name for a business :). Certainly a name you don't forget for sure.

  5. Replies
    1. Piggly Wiggly began in Memphis, TN, the first self-serving grocery store.


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