Sunday, November 20, 2016

My Frugal Ways this Past Week 11/20/16

We built a fire last night to help keep the house warm!

Winter came to Michigan yesterday (Saturday) and we made our first fire of the season in the fireplace last night.  We went from a balmy 70 some odd degrees on Friday to a high wind with snow (just a dusting) on Saturday.  I'm in my slippers and heavy housecoat this morning trying to stay warm with this drastic change!  We knew it was coming though.  

I ordered two bible study booklets with my points for free from Tyndale Rewards.

I made enough chicken on Monday to last three days for dinner.

I made two big pans full of rice in the oven  (how to video is on my review).  Enough to freeze for meals for awhile.

I made a birthday cake ahead of time and froze it.

This morning I made two loaves of french bread so I can try a recipe I saw on Facebook for cheesy crack bread.  I left the oven open a crack after they were done to get more warm air in the kitchen (the grandchildren are not here).

Shopping:  We bought a some food gifts for the holidays this week and they are included in our total.  

Aldi ( sorry no picture)
Wheat Bread   .99
Butter Almond Stollen $4.99 (gift)
Ham slices $3.29
Almond Milk  $1.99
2 boxes of tea  $1.89 each
Italian Dressing $2.99
Navel Oranges  $2.99
Sea Salt Grinder $1.69
Gallon of MIlk  $1.45
4 Pickled beets   $1.39 each
Total $28.02

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White Castle Cheeseburger $3.99
4 Ent Coconut Donuts   $4.00 ($1.00 each)
Apple Turnover   $3.49
Ripple chips $1.49
12 pack of root beer  $2.50 plus $1.20 bottle deposit
Fig Bar $2.50
2 Cans of cashews   $5.00 (2.50 each)
Totsie Roll pops  $2.49
Nestle Quick $2.99
Bananas $1.90
Training pants   $7.49
Self rising flour $1.59
Marshmallow moon pies $1.89
yams   $1.24 (3.75 lbs at .33/lb)
sandwich spread $2.19
almond milk $2.19
Baby wipes   $1.49
3 Koegle's Pickle Bologna   $8.95 each   (gifts)

Total $81.79

I ordered from Grove Collabrative    I like them because they are all natural and their prices are great. I'm finding out though which products I love the best and my order reflects that.  We still have facial tissue left and I won't order that again because it's too hard on our noses!  It's good to use as napkins though.   If you would like to try their company you get $10 off your first purchase (you must spend $20).

1 Method toilet cleaner
1 Green forest bathroom tissue
3 Bon Ami Powder Cleanser
Total $21.45

What was on the table last week:

Monday              Hot dogs and coney island sauce

Tuesday              Grilled chicken (on George Foreman grill), baked potato, and corn)

Wednesday         Grilled chicken and soup beans

Thursday            Chicken rice burritos

Friday                 Dinner out 

Saturday             Leftovers

Sunday               Cheesy Crack Bread with a side salad

My goals for next week:

In and around the Home:

Rake the leaves.  With the high wind we had, I think all the leaves have fallen.

Make the Turkey Dinner!  


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What ways have you saved this past week? 

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