Friday, March 3, 2023

First Frugal Friday of March 2023

Welcome to Friday! 

Quote of the Week
Food shortages are here people, eat it all up”. ~ Frugal Queen
Price of Gas & Barrel of Oil this Week

My Frugal Week

I saved on a garbage bag this week by dumping the garbage can in my bedroom into the bag in the kitchen rather than putting both bags in the trash can. (Savings: 20¢)

The Sweet Seconds Sale is coming up on March 11th. Bailey and I have done another purge of household inventory for the sale. I’ve probably said it before, but I love how the kitchen “feels” when it is decluttered and everything is easily accessible. It makes cooking so much more pleasurable.

Saving Money In My Frugal Kitchen

Last Friday I went to Food City and found several markdowns. One of them was a half-pound package of pork for $1.17, which was the perfect amount for two people. I also found a bag of vegetables on markdown for $1.99, so combining those with some leftover rice, I made a pork stir fry/fried rice for dinner one night. 

Food City also had apples on markdown, so I picked up some of those for the week. They also had cans of corn or green beans for 50¢ each, so I picked up four cans, two of each. 

FC had their Full Circle brand of almond milk on sale with $1.00 off digital coupon, so I paid $2.99 for it verses $5.99 for Almond Breeze. (Savings $3.00). 

Meals This Week

All meals are served with either salad or vegetables and may not always be listed here. 

* If you see a dinner in bold print that means we had it more than once this week.

Pork Stir Fry, Roasted Potatoes & Carrots. 
Tacos with potatoes to s-t-r-e-t-c-h the meat, tortillas, lettuce, onions, and cheese. 
Ham, Rice Pilaf, Green Beans with Onions.
Fettuccini Alfredo, Broccoli, Garlic Bread. 
Chicken Casserole, Green Beans with Onions, Carrots. 
Cheeseburger Sliders on Brioche Buns, Tater Tots. 
Meatballs in Brown Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Peas.

What I've been Reading This Week

The Real Goal of Consumerism

Frugal Hashtags



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  1. Hope the sale goes well and you earn some extra money. Decluttering is always nice too.
    Sounds like you found some good deals at Food City. Yum on the stir fry! I bought some green beans there last week too, and they have tomatoes on sale this week. I picked up a bag of marked down apples; I don't buy honey crisp since they are so expensive, but I'll sure enjoy the marked down ones and I'll just cut around any bruises.
    Hope you have a great weekend.

  2. You found some great deals this week Belinda. Have a good weekend!

  3. I have never in my life purchased garbage bags. I wash our cans on occasion. Huge savings over 42y of marriage and no plastic added to the landfill.

    Food for thought.

  4. Got to love markdowns!!!! Your menu sounds yummy. I think you and I could share meals - we seem to like the same kinds of foods.

  5. I so wish we had yellow sticker items. You did very well frugally this week.

    God bless.

  6. I used grocery bags in our bathroom and for the kitty litter. Probably not the best look. Love your grocery deals!

  7. I feel happy when I have several markdowns to cook together to make a meal.


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