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Sunday, May 7, 2017

My Frugal Ways this Past Week 5/7/17

Here are the ways I've saved this past week:

Our lettuce is really growing good (on one side) in the top soil bag. I haven't had to water too often with the rain we've been getting. 

I watched the first episode of Victorian Slum House on PBS (PBS.com).  It was very good and makes me realize just how well we live now.   

Went to the M-15 yard sale this weekend..  It's 46 miles long but we only go to a certain section each year.  We found quite a few clothes and toys for the grand kids.  Funny thing is we came back to our neighborhood and my husband found the best deal on a like new air conditioner for $75.

Among other things this week he also bought a handheld vacuum at a sale.  I used it to clean the car instead of paying at the car wash.

I made do:  I was out of spaghetti sauce for the stuffed green peppers and used three 16 oz cans of drained tomatoes instead.  I seasoned it with Italian seasoning and more salt and pepper. Everyone said that it was good. Spaghetti sauce is on the grocery list this week!

I bought whole chicken on sale for 59 cents a pound.  Average cost was about $3.25 a piece.  I bought 5 to put in the freezer.  

Our Menu:  What was on the table last week:

Monday         out to eat

Tuesday         Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn

Wednesday    BBQ pork chops (freezer meal), baked potato, green beans.

Thursday       out with the girlfriends (we had the best meal for about $10 each at a turkey resturant up north)

Friday            Stuffed peppers,  green beans

Saturday        Breakfast for dinner:  sausage, eggs, biscuits, and gravy (for him)

Sunday          Roast beef, seasoned potatoes, and carrots are in the crock-pot .  There are leftover biscuits too.   

Goals for this next week 


Plant the two apple trees we bought on sale last week.  It started raining when we bought them and didn't quit for about 4 days.   Now our backyard is basically a lake.  The sun is shinning bright this morning so I have hope.   Yes,  that's me taking the picture!  ha ha

Start volunteering at gardens for the master gardening program.  

Wash the cupboards in the kitchen and the ceiling.  

Read and review a book.   I finally found my book behind my endtable in the bedroom after losing it for a few days.  I'm so glad it was just getting really interesting!   It's a true inspiring story by Jeannie Light called Beautiful on the Mountain.

What are the ways you've saved this past week?

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