On Sunday morning I made whole wheat biscuits and sausage gravy using half a pound of sausage from the package I had browned up for our pizzas on Saturday night.
I baked a loaf of whole wheat bread and made a batch of homemade granola.
I printed off ten online grocery and pet food coupons from Coupons.com.
A friend of mine gave me her ads and coupons from the Sunday paper. I clipped several coupons including another free item coupon with no purchase required from Harbor Freight.
On the way home from work on Tuesday I stopped at Walgreens with my collection of coupons and managed to pick up over three months worth of feminine hygiene products for $10.28. I also bought five Easter candy items on sale and with coupons for $1.50 and a four pound bag of sugar for $1.89. Price before coupons was $27. I was very happy to have the coupons to save me so much money.
After Walgreens I stopped at the corner market to drop off an order to mail at the post office. While there I also picked up a gallon of whole milk on sale for $1.88 and three and a half pounds of bananas from the markdown bin for $1.23. They were brand new bananas and the only reason they were in there was because they were singles instead of part of a bunch.
I had three invitations to dinner last week which meant I only prepared about a third of the meals I originally planned. One of the invites was a potluck affair so I prepared a dessert and a salad using items I already had on hand. I did pick up a package of raspberries for the dessert as I didn't have any of those.
Friday we cleared out the refrigerator and enjoyed a big leftover buffet supper. I gathered up all the bags of leftover veggies in the crisper drawers and a handful of black olives left in another container and made a fabulous salad. We even used up the last of our salad dressings.
I saved more containers to start seeds in.
I used a coupon at the grocery store to score two free candy bars. They were on sale for 2/$1 and I had a coupon for a dollar off two.
I used funds from next month's grocery budget to purchase three corned beef briskets on sale for $1.99 a pound. That will show up in the April tally.
How was your thrifty week last week?