Sunday, July 10, 2016

My Frugal Ways this Past week,What Was On the Dinner table and My Goals for the Week 7/3/16

Last week was one of those weeks that I'm thankful I'm frugal so I can give and not worry about it. That's what it is all about right?Here though are the ways I was frugal around the edges:  

I harvested zucchinis and made Zucchini bread yesterday.  I made them in a small loaf pan and  froze the extras.   I also froze some sugar cookie dough ahead. I've been wanting to make sugar cookies with the grandson and it will be simple to just thaw out the dough before he comes over. 

We went on a picnic for the 4th of July and we made sure to bring extra meat to put on the grill for another meal. I used leftover mashed potatoes to go in the potato salad.  

My oldest daughter's birthday was last week. Although we had already given her a gift a month ago, I still wanted to give her a little something more to open on her birthday.  I made up a box with dish clothes and scrubbies that I had crocheted and tied them with a bow, a free photo book (had to pay shipping), and a $5.00 Burger King gift card I got from Swagbucks (along with the Bk coupons we got in the mail),   Her card came from a box of cards I bought at a flea market.  Her cupcakes were from the 4th of July picnic that I had frozen and then thawed.  She seemed very pleased with it all! Such a sweet daughter.

I hung out a few loads of clothes to dry. 

What was on the Dinner Table last week:

Monday         4th of July picnic - Hot dogs, Southern Potato Salad (I made this with leftover mashed potatoes). potato chips for the kids, and cupcakes.  

Tuesday         Chicken that we grilled out at the picnic with leftover potato salad. 

Wednesday    Out to eat with my sweet niece that came for a visit.

Thursday        Shredded BBQ chicken sandwiches

Friday            Tator Tot casserole (recipe from Grit)

Saturday         Leftover Tator Tot Casserole

Sunday           Spaghetti

My Goals for this week:

In the garden:

Weed the vegetable garden.

Harvest Garlic.

In the home:

Clean the carpets.  Life got crazy busy and I didn't get to one room!   Hopefully I will start this next week.

Organize the pots and pan drawer and the Tupperware drawer.   When I opened both cabinets last week things just fell out at me!

Date with Husband:

I need to plan this today!  


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