Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Free Kindle Books and Deals for Today 11/20/18!

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Free Kindle Books for today 11/20/18  Make sure you check the price before you buy, Amazon prices can change frequently. If you don’t have a Kindle you can download your favorite Kindle Book on any tablet or smartphone with a free Kindle Reading App

Early Birds: Christian Comedy is on the road in this fun-filled RV adventure by [Fudge-Messmer, Janetta]


A Tide Worth Turning/Message In A Bottle (2 in One Volume): Surf's Up Romance Novellas by [Wiseman, Beth]


20 Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas by [Publishing, Prime]



50 Fun and Creative Elfish Ideas: Keep your elf busy this holiday season! by [Novielli, Helen]



Trouble with Zee (Tales of Friendship Bog Book 6) by [Repp, Gloria]

Great Deals! 

Simply Delicious Amish Cooking: Recipes and stories from the Amish of Sarasota, Florida (The Pinecraft Collection) by [Gore, Sherry]


Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook by [Carle-Sanders, Theresa]






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Monday, November 19, 2018

My Menu Plan this Week 11/19/18!

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 Menu Plan for this Week 9/10/18

The excitement is building for Thanksgiving!   Is it building at your house too?   This time of year can be so happy and this one has been a good one for us.   I was reminded this morning how other years have been hard at holiday time so I'm thankful that we are blessed with a good one this year.   I pray that if you are in the midst of a tough year that God will give you peace and a strength to get through.   I know he will.

Okay now listen we are going to cheat but try to keep it to a minimum on Thanksgiving.  I haven't lost any weight in awhile -you see there were birthdays, Halloween, now Thanksgiving, and Christmas.   My hope is not to gain and just sail through the holidays.  So I'll need to muster all the self control I can.   



Here is our menu for this week:


Monday             Pork Chops and sweet potatoes 

Tuesday             Leftover pork chops and green beans

Wednesday        Low carb pizza

Thursday           Turkey dinner including dressing, shuck beans, dinner rolls, sweet potato casserole, and mashed potatoes!   Desserts will be apple pie, pumpkin pie, and a pumpkin roll.  

Friday                Turkey sandwiches and leftovers  (black Friday here we come)

Saturday             Easy crock-pot chicken/turkey Noodle soup (with spaghetti squash noodles)

Sunday               Stuffed green peppers and a salad



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Free Kindle Books for Today 11/19/18!


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Free Kindle Books for today 11/19/18  Make sure you check the price before you buy, Amazon prices can change frequently. If you don’t have a Kindle you can download your favorite Kindle Book on any tablet or smartphone with a free Kindle Reading App


Miss Serena's Secret (Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope Book 2) by [Miller, Carolyn]

Miss Serena's Secret (Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope Book 2) 


Christmas in Three Rivers (Three Rivers Ranch Romance Book 9) by [Isaacson, Liz, Johnson,Elana]

Christmas in Three Rivers (Three Rivers Ranch Romance Book 9)


Homemade Christmas Decorations and Gifts: 15 Christmas Decorating Ideas, Gifts and Crafts by [Marrs, Tina]

Knitting for Beginners: The Ultimate Knitting Patterns and Stitches How To Guide by [Pulido, Petra]

Knitting for Beginners: The Ultimate Knitting Patterns and Stitches How To Guide 


Breakfast Casseroles: Sweet and Savory Recipes to Serve at Breakfast, Brunch or Dinner (Made With Love Casseroles Book 1) by [Compliment, Jennifer]

Breakfast Casseroles: Sweet and Savory Recipes to Serve at Breakfast, Brunch or Dinner (Made With Love Casseroles Book 1)



The Happy Hollisters at Snowflake Camp: (Volume 6) by [West, Jerry]

The Happy Hollisters at Snowflake Camp: (Volume 6)



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Sunday, November 18, 2018

My Frugal Ways this Week 11/18/18

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I made 8 jars of Low Sugar Blueberry jam (edited) while it was snowing one day.  I'm already using one of the jars.

I made pie crusts ahead to freeze.  


I bought two turkeys last week for 37 cents a pound to go in the freezer.   My daughter is bringing one for me to cook on Thanksgiving so these two will be used later in the winter.

I stayed within the grocery budget.

Our Lowe's stores (home improvement store) are closing so we decided to take back one of the cabinet doors that was bubbling before they do.  They will mail a replacement to us.  It seems like many great stores are closing. I'm a little worried about where we will shop!

We have been really watching our electric usage.  We have been diligent about turning the lights off and use a small night light for the kitchen at night. It's gets very dark here though so the lights do have to come on around 4:30 p.m.  in order to see and not be depressed!  


Goals for this week:

Make a pumpkin cake roll and dinner rolls before Thanksgiving day.  I haven't made homemade rolls in a while because we have gotten hooked on eating King's Hawaiian rolls for Thanksgiving.  My husband reminded me though how sweet they are and that we should look for an alternative.  We want to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving but not go too overboard like before.  

The forecast shows that we will go back to Fall a little this weekend and what little snow is left will melt.   I want to rake my leaves and vacuum the cars while it's not frigid.  Husband has plans to clean the gutters.   The jobs are lining up!  


What are the way's you've saved this past week?

  


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Saturday, November 17, 2018

My Grocery Shopping Total for 11/17/18!

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I've been stocking up on things that are on sale for the holiday this week.   So far we have found great prices on Turkey (37 cents a pound) and sweet potatoes (39 cents a pound).  

I use the turkey in any meal that I would normally use chicken and they come out great.    I have used turkey before in my chicken and dumplings, chicken salad, chicken noodle soup, and chicken pot pie. Usually no one even realizes the switch.

We were down  $8.11 this week from our $100 budget.  We still owe on that first of the month shopping trip that we overspent $50.00.    We are on the right track, down to -$14.89 and we will try to get it down even more next week.   You know at first I thought well the next week I would only spend $50 but I quickly realized that would not work.   I like that the $50 over is more spread out over the month.   A lot less stress.  


If you have never read my grocery totals before here is a little Information:

I want to keep our grocery budget at $100.00. I always forget to clarify how many people live here permanently and who we have her to babysit.   We have 3 people that live here (youngest daughter buys some of her groceries) and we babysit two grandchildren (although now they will be in school most days).

We also want to eat healthy so our grocery bill is a little higher than we are used to.  Like my husband says, "our health is our wealth."





Meijer (my trip)

Bananas  $1.66
Lettuce .98
2 Pkgs. Tortillas $7.98
2 Koegels Bologna $4.79 each
Meijer Turkey $6.91
Onions  $1.50
-.75 coupon for bananas
Total $31.85


Meijer (husband's trip)

2 dozen eggs $1.38 (.69 cents a dozen)
Meijer turkey $5.29
Jar of peanuts $2.50
Total $9.16





Save a Lot

When I heard that Save a Lot had sweet potatoes on sale I convinced the  husband to skip Aldi's this week  and go to Save A Lot to buy the sweet potatoes on sale.  I loved seeing a different variety.  The price was lower on the bologna so  I wish we had waited to buy all of it here.  Milk was a little higher than Aldi's but we needed some so we paid the extra rather than go to another store. 

2 Pork Rinds  $2.38
Mixed nuts $3.29
1 gallon of milk $1.55
Hot tamales  $5.79
2 breakfast sausage $1.99 each
Heavy Whipping cream $3.19
Self Rising flour $1.39
Mayo  $1.89
Can of whipped cream  $1.79
2 pkgs of Koegel's bologna  $3.99 each
Italian Blend  $2.49
Yams 39 cents a lb-$1.69-$1.05 -$1.55
Tomatoes .60 and .58
2 dozens eggs .65 each
2 PB $1,18 each'
Mixed Nuts $3.99
Total $50.88

Grand Total:  $91.89



How did you do grocery shopping this week?

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Free Kindle Books for Today 11/17/18!

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Free Kindle Books for today 11/17/18  Make sure you check the price before you buy, Amazon prices can change frequently. If you don’t have a Kindle you can download your favorite Kindle Book on any tablet or smartphone with a free Kindle Reading App


One Plus One Equals Trouble (Love that Counts Book 1) by [Kraak, Sondra]



Love So Amazing: A Contemporary Christian Romance (Wondrous Love Series Book 1) by [Durgin, JoAnn]

Bath Bomb Recipe Book: The Simple Guide to Making Bath Bombs: Simple Homemade Organic Recipes for Radiant and Healthy-Looking Skin, Relaxing, Soothing, Rejuvenating, Stress Reduction by [Warren, Daisy]


Everyday Foods in War Time by [Rose, Mary Swartz]

Queen of Penny Pinching: Getting Out of Debt and Saving Money Fast by [Singh, Kate]

Queen Housewife and Mama on a Budget: An Abundant Family Life on a Tiny Budget by [Singh, Kate]



THE SNAIL WHO FORGOT THE MAIL: Teach your kid patience (Bedtime stories Children's book Book 1) by [Adler, Sigal]







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