My Frugal List: Week of November 5, 2018
I worked 5 days this week. That is a lot for me. Perfect timing for Christmas shopping. 2 of the shifts were only 4 hours so I was still able to get a lot done.
I have been cooking pumpkins. Since the oven was on, I threw in some sausage, the small pan on the bottom right. We had sausage and peppers on rice for dinner.
YD volunteered for a bake sale at school. You guessed it , she made pumpkin muffins and they were a hit. They hold the bake sale on election day so that everyone that is coming to vote can purchase items from the school. The money goes to scholarships. I also made a batch and sent some to work with Hubby.
I got gas on Wednesday while I was running errands. I always try to fill up because 6¢ off a gallon works for me.
Our kitchen garbage bag this week was the 50 pound bag from potatoes. It sure holds a lot. It is only about 1/2 full.
Hubby did lots of yard work. He has been trying to stay on top of the leaves. He mulched a ton and put them on top of my garden for the winter.
My son brought home lots of goodies from work.
YD started her new job and likes it so much. Everyone seems very nice. There is a compliment board and she got one on the first day.
We went to my sister's house to visit with our friend's from Italy. They were here for a few days so we only got to see them for about 4 hours. It is better then nothing. My sister ordered way too much food. They were flying home so they couldn't take any of the food. My sister gave it to us. She is not big on leftovers. It has been several meals. With all of us running in different directions it has come in handy.
I got lots of freebies last week.
I did some stocking up for the pantry this week. Aldi had 2 pound bags of brown sugar on sale for 95¢. I got 15. This will come in handy with all of my holiday baking.
While I was at Aldi, I returned some cans and bottles.
Driving home from errands I saw a pumpkin with someone's garbage. I brought it home and will cook it soon. It is in perfect condition. It amazes me how many people don't cook their pumpkins.
I did a bunch of Christmas shopping using coupons and shopping sales. I try to stretch my money as far as possible.
What did you do this week to be frugal?