On Sunday evening we went to the local mall to watch their fireworks display.
There was a big thunderstorm here last Friday and then the weather turned cool. It was a beautiful day weather wise on Saturday as a result. We spent time outside enjoying it. I wish we had more days like that here.
The cherry tomatoes are growing so big and fast that Bailey is having trouble keeping them standing upright. We may look for a trellis to help them stay upright. They have outgrown their tomato cages.
Bailey was able to get a coupon deal at Publix and bought feta cheese for 26 cents. I have five of them in our refrigerator, so if you have any good recipes using feta cheese, please send them my way.
I refilled my cleaning spray bottles with a small amount of disinfectant and the rest with water. I use this to clean the sink and toilet in the bathroom.
I took five bananas that were very ripe and peeled them and placed them in the freezer to use at a later date.
Bailey found these four planters at a yard sale for $2.00. We like that they fit over the porch rails. She planted them with strawberry plants and they are growing very well.
I negotiated a deal with one of my creditors this week. The bill came for $1,224, so I called to speak with them and waited a week or so and called back. They offered me a 70% discount. They dropped the bill down to $367.20. Calling and speaking to your creditors can save you some money.
I received a free Splenda chocolate drink in the mail.
Saving Money in my Frugal Kitchen:
This week, as usual, I made all of our drinks at home, fresh brewed iced tea and lemonade were thirst quenchers this week. I usually have a glass of tea with dinner and drink water the rest of the day.
Dinners this week include...
Saturday: Hibachi Chicken with lots of vegetables and rice
Sunday: Chicken Strips, tator tots, cole slaw, and steamed broccoli
On Wednesday I had thawed some bone in chicken, which is not a favorite of ours. I made sure to cook the chicken with a lot of onions for flavor. While it was cooking I created a sauce out of butter, honey, soy sauce, and garlic. I didn’t measure anything.
Once the chicken was done I chopped it up and added it to the sauce along with appropriately one cup of broth. I mixed it well and served it over rice. It was a big hit and I had enough for leftovers to go into the freezer for future meals.
We received a free can of beans recently when we picked up a Walmart grocery order. They also gave us a free bag and a sample of Downey.
Recently I needed to order some over the counter medicine and I read that Wellspring Meds were very affordable. They have 1,000 Ibuprofen for $19.99, 200 AntiDiarrheal for $16.95, 100 allergy relief for $6.95. If you’re interested they can be found at wellspringmeds.com.
Panera Bread was offering a free bagel for the Fourth of July. Bailey was able to get one since she went to town that day.
I also read that Jimmy Johns sells day old bread for 10 cents. I called and found out it is now 45 cents.
My honey that I had turned hard, so I placed it in a cup full of hot water to get it back to being pourable.
I saved $12 this week by paying my car insurance for six months rather than three months. It’s not much but does add up over time.
That’s all the news to report from here this week. My laptop is still in the shop, so this was typed on a tablet and is not the usual format. I hope you still enjoy it and that you have a wonderful weekend.