Monday, June 20, 2016

Last Week's Thrifty Moves

I was up bright and early Sunday morning for a quick trip to the grocery store.  I only needed a few items to round out what we already have on hand.  I also picked up some nice New York Strip steaks that were on sale for $4.87 a pound.  Haven't seen them that low for quite some time.

We had company for Sunday dinner.  I used the pork roast I had planned for supper to make pork verde.  Served up with steamed rice, cheddar cheese and sour cream to garnish and a nice salad with homemade dressing.  My youngest made homemade ice cream and I picked up a bottle of root beer for only 79¢ to make floats for our dessert.  This meal was very affordable for entertaining.

After making the roast Sunday that I had planned from our monthly meal plan I shucked the plan the remainder of the week so we could continue to purge the kitchen freezer.  I can't believe how much stuff I'd squirreled away in there.  We enjoyed plenty of leftovers for our lunches throughout the week.

Pasta Carbonara

Tuesday evening the youngest and I popped down to Albertson's real quick to pick up spaghetti sauce (68¢ a can) and fudgesicles (88¢ a box) that were on sale.  I also grabbed grapes for $1.29 a pound.

I gave several boxes we emptied out a couple weeks ago to a co-worker who is moving.  Nice when someone can get some use out of them instead of stuffing them into the recycle bin.

I made three pints of homemade salad dressing - Creamy Italian and 1000 Island.

I added about a tablespoon of warm water to our bottle of hair conditioner and shook the living daylights out of it.  It removed the thick layer of conditioner coating the sides of the bottle so now we can use it all up.

I made up some more soap solution for our foaming hand soap dispenser and refilled it.

Our hens have been very busy ladies lately.  I sold 5 dozen eggs to two my co-workers and a friend!  They've earned enough to buy their next 50# bag of food and still keep us well supplied with eggs.

It was a much cooler week so I opened the window in the morning to allow in the cool fresh air.  We did not need to use our A/C units.  It also rained on Tuesday, Wednesday and again on Thursday saving me two days of watering.  We usually water three days a week.

I received new coupons in the mail from Fred Meyer.

I was emailed an offer for a free can of cat food.  I accepted. J

A dear friend of mine has been going through her entire house and purging.  She gave us an extra DVD player she had for our TV, knowing we don't have one, and a like new adjustable light for my sewing table.  I really don't think it was ever used.  SCORE!

How was your thrifty week?


  1. Great buys and nice that your friend gave the items to you.. Win/win situation.. Have a great week.
    I saved this week, by not grocery shopping..[used the freezer /pantry.. We also are getting green beans, squash and cucumbers in the garden.. So lots of fresh veggies this week.

    1. Nothing better than veggies from the garden. Have a fabulous week!!


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