Sunday morning I finished a super cute and thrifty gift. I'll be sharing that with you all tomorrow so do not miss it!
I cleared out a bunch of odds and ends from the crisper drawer and put together a nice stir fried veggie dish.
I was literally scraping stuff together to make things for meals and lunches last week. Fortunately I had plenty of things in the freezer and pantry, but the refrigerator was pretty bare which made it challenging. Surprisingly I still had a head of lettuce, some coleslaw mix, half a large onion and some celery in the crisper drawer so we weren't completely out of luck.
I did use up quite a bit of odds and ends in the freezer last month as well as frozen fruits and veggies. I also had canned fruit and veggies in the pantry. But I really wanted a banana! Ha, ha.
As I was preparing my list for my next scheduled shopping trip I was really disappointed by the ads. Not much of what I buy or need was on sale, however, and I'll be sharing my big grocery shop with you on Wednesday, I was able to find some excellent markdown items.
Thursday, while the oldest was at robotics the youngest and I hit up Trader Joes and got some groceries. I felt so much better after my Trader Joe's fix. On the way home from picking up the oldest from the engineering lab I stopped at Albertson's and picked up some items they had on sale.
|My Friday Freebies from Fred Meyer|
(yogurt, popcorn and bottled water)
Friday I downloaded my Friday Freebie from the Fred Meyer website. I had three freebies loaded onto my card, one was about to expire, and they had sirloin on sale so I stopped on my way home and picked up my freebies. And a lot more!
I also topped off the gas tank on my sweet little truck on Friday. It was sitting just under half so it was only $20 to fill her up this time. Saturday, on the way home from dropping my oldest off to build a robot, I met a friend for coffee and then stopped and filled up the car. That should be all the fuel I need to purchase this month, I hope.
|Helping me write my blog posts|
We had a "team dinner" with my work colleagues at Johnny Carino's. It was a nice time spent away from the office and besides who doesn't love a free meal? To be honest, I would've rather been at home crafting and hanging out with my girls. I really enjoy my at home time.
How was your thrifty week?