It was a quiet week for us with no after school activities of any kind which was a great relief to me. I was ready for a bit of a break, to be honest.
After a solid week of clearing out the fridge I began the week still clearing things out. I'm amazed at how much "clutter" had accumulated in our refrigerator and freezer. Sunday we picked up right where we left off on Saturday and just kept on going. We cleared out the crisper drawer and used up all kinds of odds and ends including a jar of caramel ice cream topping I warmed up and served with a couple of sliced apples for dessert.
|Used up the pepperoni and a dough ball in the freezer|
I baked two loaves of bread and a pan of dinner rolls.
I stopped in at Albertson's after work on Tuesday to pick up oranges on sale for 49¢ a pound. I bought twelve pounds and boy are they good. I also picked up a few bananas and 8 pieces of fried chicken to supplement what was already at home. That pretty much carried us through the remainder of the week.
The first part of the week I worked some long hours and accumulated a fair amount of overtime. I've earmarked it for my debt elimination goal. That makes it easier to work those hours when I'd rather be at home. I have another opportunity to work overtime at the end of the month too.
I started watching The Crown on Netflix. It is a pretty interesting series. Have any of you been watching it?
I cashed in my credit card rewards points and redeemed them for two gift cards.
I needed a simple little birthday gift for a friend so I popped into Fred Meyer to pick up a plant. She wanted one for her desk at work. While I as there I grabbed milk that was on sale and four containers of Cool Whip, also on sale. Each item, except for the plant, was only 79¢ each.
A serious change in our weather meant I finally had to turn on the main heat on. Thursday when I got up it was only 59° inside. I think is the latest we've ever gone before needing to turn it on.
I washed out several Ziploc bags to reuse.
I added a bit of water to rinse out the fabric softener bottle and used that for a load of clothes. I also did the very same thing to the bottle of detergent and had enough to wash a load of laundry.
|We'd like to come in|
We finished cleaning out the crisper drawer and the chickens helped us out to use up everything that was in there before it could spoil.
How was your thrifty week?