I shopped the reduced bin at Meijer and found a pepper for 32 cents, five Roma tomatoes for 72 cents and got a bag(1 meals worth) of fresh green beans for 70 cents. The 3lb bags of onions were just $1 so I picked up one bag of those also. We love onions in almost everything!
We had bean soup this week using the ham bone from last week. That made 5 meals out of one spiral ham. I stretched that baby!! We ate on the soup 2 meals, and I was able to freeze some for my lunches next week.
We heat with propane and as many of you know, it is very expensive!!!!! We had planned on using firewood and our fireplace insert, but my Mother broke her leg and is staying with us. She has COPD and is on oxygen so we have not been able to use the fireplace this winter. In order to save on the propane, we are using several space heaters and keeping the thermostat set on 62. We have been using many warm blankets and wearing layers to make it work. The electric bill has been high, but not as high as using propane only would have been. I do not advise anyone to go the route we have, as you know space heaters can be dangerous sometimes. We turn them off and on through out the day. Be careful.
We only made one extra trip out this week. I had to get my glasses ordered. That was not a frugal trip by any means. Super expensive even with insurance helping pay for them. How can 2 pieces of plastic cost $550? I'll never understand and yes I am darned near blind and need bifocals also.
By using my Kroger points, I saved 70 cents per gallon of gas!!! I filled my tank for .......just $16!!!! Awesome, but I understand gas prices are going up. I knew it couldn't last! Oh well, it was nice for a while anyway!
That's about it for me. What did you do to save money last week?
PS I received something wonderful in the mail Saturday! I am going to share-HInt, Hint, Hint! You are gonna love them! Stop back soon to see what my giveaway will be!