My oldest used up the last four strips of bacon in a package and some leftover tortillas to make us all breakfast burritos for Sunday breakfast. They were delicious with our homemade salsa. I have to say I really love how much my girls enjoy cooking. So nice to have someone prepare me a meal every once in awhile.
Our crisper drawer was empty. I had used up everything with the exception of a quarter of a yellow onion. After work on Monday I went to Fred Meyer and bought a fresh batch of produce. I was really happy to find 3 bags of Dole salad mix marked down to 39¢ each. I bought all of them for us and the chickens too. Anytime I can find marked down produce to supplement my hen's diet I buy it.
I received two packets of coupons in the mail from Fred Meyer. I also did a quick Fred Meyer online survey and earned 50 bonus rewards points to use when I purchase my next tank of gas.
Tuesday evening I pulled out our old chipped and rusty bathroom sink and installed the new (to us) sink I bought at the Habitat thrift store. I was able to reuse our faucet as it is still in great shape and all the plumbing fittings were still good too. All I had to buy in addition to the sink was a small container of plumbers putty and the can of Barkeeper's Friend I used to clean everything up. A little elbow grease really paid off in making it all nice. It looks fantastic!
Wednesday I completed a $5 home improvement project and I plan to do another one very soon. I can't believe I will complete both for less than $10. So I'll be writing a separate post about it. Here's a sneak peek:
We made a trip to the library to turn in books we finished reading and check out new ones. Anymore I find it impossible not to have a good book around to read.
I veered off the meal plan again this week and used up a bunch of miscellaneous items hanging out in the fridge and freezer. It has made for some interesting meals lately. Amazingly after three weeks I still have stuff in there to use up.
I composted coffee grounds, tea bags, eggs shells, grape stems and onion skins. I harvested more tomatoes from the garden. I gave the chickens our kitchen scraps and some of our tomatoes.
I washed out a one gallon Ziploc bag to reuse.
The chickens blessed us with 22 eggs.
How thrifty were you last week?