I put beans in the slow cooker to cook all day on Sunday. Then I divided them up into containers to put in the freezer so they'll be ready to add to meals I have planned this month. I put away two four cup containers of pinto beans and five one cup containers of black beans.
At Fred Meyer I was able to buy my youngest daughter a pair of name brand tennis shoes on sale for $29.99 to replace the ones she wore out. I also found a coupon for an additional 15% off any shoe or apparel purchase in their Sunday sales ad. That coupon saved me an additional $4.50. Not to mention how stinking cool they look.
I listed several items to sell on eBay. I sold one item.
I donated a lot of my Etsy inventory from expired listings to my oldest daughter to sell at her fundraiser to earn money for her trip to Europe. I also gave her a brand new, still in the box, pair of Smith sunglasses to raffle off.
I also pulled from my Etsy inventory a set of flour sack tea towels and a hanging dish towel for me to use in my kitchen. Additionally I pulled several items to be used as Christmas gifts this year for a couple of my friends. They are truly going to love their gifts this year.
We stopped in at Harbor Freight and redeemed three more coupons for free stuff. I also redeemed a sale coupon for an air compressor you plug into your car lighter for only $5.99. It has an adapter for blowing up air mattresses too.
|I used some of those beans later in the week for Taco Soup|
I only grocery shopped for produce and a gallon of milk this week.
I filled my gas tank on the truck and saved 10¢ a gallon using my rewards card at the Fred Meyer gas station.
I had no time to cook or bake so I made a cookie platter using three packages of cookies I bought at the dollar store and took it to our monthly potluck at work. Everyone loves cookies and there were only a few left at the end of the day.
I also bought a plastic platter at the dollar store so I can take things to work or friend's homes for potlucks and not have to worry if anything happens to it. Several years ago I bought a package of plastic serving spoons for the same reason. I still have them and they have been very handy.
I made a pint of 1000 Island dressing
We used up the last of our Easter eggs by slicing them into a couple of salads and then making a batch of egg salad.
We stuck closely to our meal plan again this week and used up the leftovers in our week day lunches.
Saturday I made two homemade pizzas and a big salad. We took them over to our friend's house and had lunch with them.
I took my youngest on a date. We went out to dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant. Because of Cinco De Mayo they had a lot of specials going one. My dinner was $9.75 and hers was $1.99. We drank water.
We stopped at Walmart on our way home after our "date" and picked up all the supplies we needed to change the oil on our truck. A gallon of windshield fluid, four quarts of oil and a filter for $21.62. I plan to change my oil next weekend.
I ordered a new electric wall mounted heater for our RV from Amazon.com. I am really excited about it.
I bought a new pad and mattress cover for my bed.
How did you do last week?