Sunday, March 18, 2018

My Frugal Ways this Past Week 3/18/18!

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I managed to get a lot of freezer cooking done this week.  My first goal was to make breakfast grab and go meals.  I figure these would be great when we head out the door to a garage or estate sale.  I made Egg, ham and cheese muffins, breakfast burritos made with ham  (with the high price of bacon lately we have replaced it for now with sliced ham), and bagels.  A reader suggested a bin for my freezer so I wouldn't have to dig for them when we are ready to go.  I'll be looking for one soon (thanks Pat).

These breakfast freezer meals didn't take a whole lot of my time. I just made us a quick breakfast and while I was at it I made a few extra to freeze.  Breakfast freezer cooking is great for someone that doesn't have a spare moment or someone who is just starting out freezer cooking.  

The easy bagel recipe was new to me so I was glad we loved them.  The only thing I think I would do next time is make them double the size.  So the recipe will only make two and that means more calories and points.  I'll have to think some more on that.  

To my husband's delight I also made a batch of Grandma's Peanut Butter Cookies.  I added more Peanut Butter to make it 3/4 cup and one more egg.  He loves the extra peanut butter taste.  Her recipe makes a lot of cookies so I was able to freeze a lot. 

I bought my reading glasses at the dollar store. They look just like the pair I bought for $7.00 that quickly broke.  I bought four pair while I was at it and I have already lost one.  Where do they go?  

I finished spring cleaning in both the computer and guest room.  I fixed the sheet on the bed that kept coming off by sewing elastic on a diagonal on each corner.  The curtain rod was also bent badly but the husband managed to bend it back straight again.  Sometimes it just looks beyond repair to me.   

We found the bologna we love on sale for half off and stocked up.

We received two dozen free eggs when my husband helped a farmer out of his chicken coop.  Of course, he would have done it anyway!

My goals for This Week:  

Start spring cleaning the den.  This will be a two week  job.  

Winter sew more milk jugs.  This has been a lot of fun.  I already have leaf lettuce coming up in two of the jugs.  

Freezer cook a couple of main meals.  I plan on Lasagna and pizza.  I will make one for dinner and one for the freezer at the same time.   

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

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