Monday, February 3, 2014
Last Week's Frugality
I hope everyone has recovered from the Super Bowl last night! We had a frugal spread and it was scarfed down by my crowd! They didn't even complain and everything was less than $20 to make!
I think I scored a touchdown for our budget!!
I packed my lunch the entire week.....Finally did it! I took my own tea bags to work and just got hot water out of the cafeteria!
When I went to Meijer to get the specials, I found heavy whipping cream reduced in the dairy case. I snatched up 2 quarts and 4 half pints for $3.54! Guess what I am going to make out of it--post coming soon!
We used part of our Anniversary Gift money to pick up 75% off toys for my Granddaughter and my nieces for birthdays and Christmas gifts this year! They are DONE!!!
I bought my Kraft BBQ sauce on sale at Kroger at my stock up price--49 cents per bottle. Bought 24 of them! Pasta was also on sale for 49 cents per box and I bought 24 of those as well.
We love pasta salad in the summer months so I had to stock up!
We use the Kroger pharmacy for our meds and it helps build up gas points for money off of the price of a gallon of gas. I was able to fill up my tank for less than $22 using my points! Cha-ching! My biweekly gas budget is $40 so I saved $18 in gas this week.
I started growing sprouts. I have had the seeds and the sprouter for years, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet this winter. Growing sprouts is the easiest way to grow nutritious greens for your family. You can use them in salads or instead of lettuce on sandwiches! Yummy, cheap, nutritious, and easy to grow on the kitchen counter!
I found a Wilton mini muffin pan for 50 cents at the Goodwill. Also found a pan with 6 mini bundt molds in it for $1.50! I love to bake and I have wanted the mini bundt pan for years but couldn't justify the price until now! Good things come to those that wait!!
Well, I think that is about it for last weeks frugality, What did you do last week?