Friday, April 29, 2022

Fifth & Final Frugal Friday of April 2022

Welcome to Friday! 

My Frugal Week

Mom finally had her shoulder replacement surgery on Tuesday and it went well. She is still in the hospital today and has had two blood transfusions. She is still in a lot of pain with her arm. 

This week I received another survey with $5 from Consumer Opinion Institute.

I turned in enough Microsoft Rewards points for a $10 Amazon gift card and saw I had a credit of $21.50 that I didn’t know about, which was a nice surprise. 

Yard Sale Saturday

Bailey and I went to our first yard sales of the season on Friday. I came home with a Chef’s Choice knife sharpener, which has been on my wish list for a while now. I’ve already used it to sharpen my paring knifes and can tell a big difference in them. 

I also picked up a 3.5 quart enamel cast iron Dutch oven, brand new toothbrushes and toothpaste, new deodorant and shampoo, hand sanitizer, and several new Rubbermaid bowls. Bailey picked up some inventory as well as a life size Jenga game. 

Saving Money In My Frugal Kitchen

This week we were in use it up mode and as a result I emptied out several jars including green olives, pickled beets, and sweet relish. I washed them and saved them for later to reuse as needed. 

Meals This Week

Friday: Sweet & Sour Chicken, Buttered Rice, Steamed Broccoli

Saturday: Veggie Burgers & Baked Fries

Sunday: Ham, Rice Pilaf, Steamed Carrots.

Monday: Salmon Patties, Rice, Mixed Vegetables.

Tuesday: Homemade Pizza for Movie Night.

Wednesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Green Salad, Mixed Vegetables. 

Thursday: Choice of Tuna or Chicken Salad, Green Salad, Baked Potatoes, Broccoli 

How was your week? We would love to hear all about it in the comment section.

~ Living within our Means ~
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  1. You had some great yard sale finds. The large Jenga game is on my list to look for second hand.

  2. Looks like a couponer had a yard sale. lolz Good deals!

  3. We've played the jiant Jenga game many times at family events, & love it! The one we have is called "Giant Tumble Tower", I think.

    1. It sounds like such a fun game. I’m glad we found one.

  4. Continued prayers for your mom and her healing.
    What good finds at the yard sale. Haven't even seen was posted around here yet this year.

  5. I hope your mother continues to heal well without any setbacks. Best, Celie

  6. Hoping your mum feels much better very soon.

    I have a knife sharpener and wouldn't be without it - such a useful tool.

    1. Thank you, Joy. I love the knife sharpener too. Belinda

  7. Glad your Mom's surgery went well, and prayers for healing. Hopefully the transfusions will perk her up quickly.
    Great deals at the yard sale, and I know it did you good to get out for a while. You made some delicious meals in use it up mode.
    Hope you have a good weekend.

    1. Thank you, Kathy. I hope so too. Belinda

  8. Prayers for continued healing for your Mom.


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