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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

My Frugal Ways this Past Week 12/26/17 with the Menu Plan included!

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Went to the library before Christmas and checked out books to read over the holiday.  I read as I cooked (don't worry everything turned out great)! 

I read a digital magazine from the library's website for free.

I won a $25 gift certificate to a cake decorating store.  I gave this to my daughter so that she can hopefully use it for bartering. 

Bought a subway card for youngest daughter and got a free 6 inch sub coupon.   She doesn't know about the coupon so I'm saving it for another day.
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I cut the recipes in half for many of the sweet treats for Christmas.  They all want their favorites but our family is small and I didn't want the leftovers hanging around for too long.  I only made a half of a recipe for Maimee Eisenhower's million dollar fudge and still put some in the freeezer for later.  


Frugal mistake

I wanted to go to JCPenny on Saturday and get the $10 off $10 coupon but I didn't realize that they opened at 7 a.m because of Christmas.  Maybe in the end though this was a good thing, I'm sure I would have spent more than I needed to.  


Menu plan for the week of 12/25/17

Monday                Christmas Dinner (there was a last minute change -we had Au gratin potatoes)

Tuesday                Leftover ham, Biscuits (frozen), corn,  and shuck beans- I'll make hamburgers for the grandkids.  

Wednesday           Ham and cheese omelettes 

Thursday              Grilled Ham and cheese sandwiches

Friday                   Out to eat with a GC that was given to us

Saturday               Lasagna

Sunday                 Leftovers


My goals for this next week:

Reuse the Christmas Cards we received

Clean the refrigerator

Start sewing/crafting more since the Christmas rush is over.

Make sure I list all my books I've read on Goodreads.  I won't make it but I've gotten pretty close to my book challenge goal.  

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

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