Monday, February 13, 2017

Frugal Happennings for 2/5 - 2-11

Sunday February 5th
Brunch at my sister's house and I was able to cook a casserole from planned supplies.
We watched the Super Bowl for free on our Roku, through a special promotion.
I pulled a pizza crust from the freezer and we had an easy supper. 
I only had two pieces to mend -- both from my husband.  I mended one sock.  He also gave me a pair of cargo pants, whose cuffs were fraying.  They were a little long and I was able to hem them under 1/2 inch so that he can get a bit more wear from them. 

Monday February 6th
We roasted a chicken to eat on this week. 
I used 3 apples and a couple of zucchini to make bread for the freezer -- prevented food waste and hedges for a snack for a road trip we are taking soon.
I dropped off two small bags of clothes to Goodwill.
I washed a load of laundry and hung it to dry over night.

Tuesday February 7th
We tried a ramen noodle based stir fry -- frugal, but a flop.  We ate it for supper, but opted to feed the leftovers to the birds.
I took an online survey to work towards rewards points.
I worked diligently on the Eeyore I am crocheting.  (I'm really hoping to have this finished on time.)

Wednesday February 8th
We had guests over for supper.  I put the boneless pork loin roast in the slow cooker and used a recipe I had everything on hand.  A box of doctored mac and cheese and some steamed veggies finished off the meal. 

Thursday February 9th
I didn't do more than absolutely necessary.  Lunch was leftovers from the night before.  I divided the remainders into two freezer meals.  One to go with my husband and one for here.  By supper time I was really not wanting to cook.  We almost gave in and ordered pizza.  I just sucked it up and in no time at all I had made our pancakes and fried our bacon.  It only took a few minutes to clean up, and I called it an early night.  Our temps dropped really low and rather than have the heat run all night, I dropped it a few more degrees.

Friday February 10th
The good, the bad, and the budget.  The good, I put on dinner in the crockpot and I cooked extra chicken for a pot pie or casserole.  The bad, I spent a lot of time on the road and stopped to buy a bottle of green tea.  The budget, while it wasn't a no spend day I did find 3 books for the Christmas box and I bought myself an inexpensive mug.  Having a pretty mug while I drink my tea just makes me happy.  (I recently broke one that I really liked.)

Saturday February 11th
I baked sausage balls for my family and froze some for later.  All week I ran one load of laundry as needed and today I only had one.  Except for towels, I've made it all week not using the dryer.
I filled all the soap dispensers from a bulk container.

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