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Friday, December 23, 2016

My Frugal Ways this Past Week 12/23/16!



Since Sunday is Christmas I thought I would do my frugal post today and also wish you a joy filled Christmas (I'll be back on Monday)!  We have been so busy just like I know you have!  Some quick and easy meals have saved us from getting a lot of out to eat food this week! 

At one time I realized how many sweets that we were eating so I slowed down on making so many (I never can stop at just one).  I made a cheese ball and that seemed to help. It was something special and we are loving it for a snack.  Don't worry, I have more sweets planned though for Christmas Day!  

Here are the ways I've saved so far this week:

Filled out the survey for Kroger for more fuel points.

Mended some clothes for the youngest daughter.

We used the left over hot dogs and chopped them in sauerkraut.

Picked up the free products at Kroger -cake mix and Tim Tam cookies. My plan was to make Tim Tam Balls but the cookies didn't last that long. These are our new favorite cookie!  I'm making the cake for dessert on Christmas. 

A blessing in the mail: I  was  sent an apron for my grandson from one of the readers! He loved it and will be using it often at Grandmas house!  You will be seeing it a lot I'm sure in upcoming pictures!  Thanks so much!  I have the best readers!  


Menu: What's been on the Dinner table (and my plan for Christmas)

Monday:          Out to breakfast (Date with husband)

Tuesday:          Hot dogs and potato chips

Wednesday:     Hot dogs and Sauerkraut, french fries, and soup beans

Thursday:        Soup, salad, and sandwiches-basically you were on your own!  

Friday:              Easy Stuffed peppers (peppers frozen from the garden and I'm using rice that I pre-cooked and froze)

Saturday:          Spaghetti, cheese bread

Christmas Day- Sunday:            Ham, Potatoes, shuck beans, and Hawaiian rolls, Sweet potato casserole, Coconut Pie as requested by husband, and Chocolate Cake (free mix) for dessert.   I'm not sure if the grand kids will like the pie so I planned a back up.  




Traditions:  Cooking shuck beans is a tradition my husband wants to keep from his childhood.  Now we associate the smell of shuck beans cooking with Christmas.  I'm so thankful for our garden! **These beans were dried the summer before last.  We have one mess left so I'm praying for a great garden this next summer!  


My goals for next week:

In and around the Home:


Start planning for No Spend January.  The pantry and freezer are stocked so I feel good there.

Rest and just slow down a bit. 


What ways have you saved this past Week?  


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