My Frugal List: Week of October 8, 2018
Sorry this is so late. I worked 6 days last week and I am probably going to work 6 days this week. That is good and bad. Bad because I still have to cook, do laundry and a 100 other things. Good because my checks will be very nice. Since we are saving as much as we can right now for college I will work as much as I can. Several popular movies are out right now so work is letting us have more hours. Lets get onto what I did beside work and sleep.
I signed up with a few friends to attend library classes. This one was a fall decoration. It was 2 hours of painting and chatting with some lovely ladies. I almost didn't go because I figured I could do something better with my time but Hubby said to go and have fun. I also picked up a few books while I was there.
We brought food, reusable water bottles, and snacks to work and school.
I charged my phone at work all week. If I am there I might as well use there electricity.
Hubby and I went to see the EAGLES for free. We were offered last minute tickets from a vendor of Hubby's. It was in a suite with free food and drinks. We were dancing all night. We did have to pay for transportation. I don't have a bucket list but if I did seeing the EAGLES would have been on it.
My son went to the dentist. We pay for it through Hubby's work and get 2 cleanings included every year. I make sure we use them. They gave him some goodies to bring home. My son took the new toothbrush and I put his old one through the dishwasher. I will use it for cleaning now.
The garden is still giving me plenty of peppers and a few tomatoes. The herbs are still hanging in. Everything else is done.
I made one last batch of salsa. I used the rest of my tomatoes doing it. I am really glad I tried doing it this year. I now have several jars in my pantry and we are loving it. I will be making more next year.
I used the crock pot several days this week. It is one of my favorite gadgets. I can be at work and it is making me delicious food. I made 6 containers of pinto beans one day. I also did chicken orzo soup. I put the orzo in about 20 minutes before I served it.
I made apple juice on Sunday with some of the apples that YD and my sister picked. We also put some carrots in it to give it extra vitamins. My family doesn't really like store bought apple juice but this they cannot get enough of. I made a pitcher of it and they enjoyed it for 3 days.
After I make the juice, there is a ton of pulp leftover.
Since we all know I hate to waste food, I made some apple muffins and a German apple cake.
I shopped sales, used coupons and then used Ibotta. My pantry is ready for the winter.
Hubby helped a friend get a couch and chair from another coworker that was getting new furniture. They offered her some other items too. She didn't want some so Hubby took 2 oil lamps.
Our friend treated Hubby out to dinner since they picked the furniture up right after work.
I sold several items on eBay and shipped them out in boxes I already had.
We had a busy week but we still watched our budget. Thinking ahead for meals really helped. Having a well stocked pantry did too.
What did you do that was frugal this week?