Frugal Friday

by - September 06, 2019

Good Friday morning to all my readers. I hope you've had a good frugal week. 

This week Labor Day fell on Monday and then an inservice on Tuesday, but I was still able to sub three days for which I'm grateful. As usual, I packed lunch & drinks all three days. 

The person who did our garbage went off to college in August, so we had to hire someone new. His first day was last Saturday. He asked me if we needed anything else done, so we had him do a few extra chores around the house. 

He trimmed several bushes, weed eated, hauled off the last of the lumber from when we redid our porch steps (A lot of it was given away on Craigslist), hauled off brush from bushes, and cleaned up the area under our stairs. The yard looks so much better as a result and was money well spent. 

This week I sold two items on eBay. 

On Thursday I was subbing and found myself with a couple of free hours in the middle of the day, so I went to IGA to buy a gallon of water (76¢). 

It was so hot where I was subbing that I'd drank everything I bought with me. They had water for sale in the 20 ounce bottle for $1.00, but I decided to go to the store and get it a little bit cheaper.
 
When I got there they had pretzel chips, tortilla chips, and cheddar popcorn all marked down to $1 per bag trying to move them. I definitely stocked up on the tortilla chips as I can make a meal with those and that is a fantastic price. 

This week we picked up Kroger's Friday freebie, which was a Kind bar. 

We also received two free magazines in the mail this week. 

We did not eat out this week as we have specific goals we are saving for and do not want to derail those by spending more money to eat than necessary. We stayed home and cooked our food from scratch to save money. 


Good Deal Alert: We happened upon a fantastic deal on Wesson oil at Publix this week. It's on sale for buy one get one free. And if you go here, you can print a coupon for $1.00 off making the bottle 64¢. Woo Hoo!

In My Frugal Kitchen This Week...

On Monday I used up some cans of pears and mandarin oranges along with some packages of jello and made jello cups to take for lunches this week. 

On Tuesday I made food to take for lunches to have this week and for lunches for those who are staying home. I made egg salad, pasta salad, cooked apples, and sandwiches. 

I tried a new recipe this week for Fiesta Rice. 

Fiesta Rice

Add the dressing ingredients together:

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Mix well and add in the following:

3 cups cooked rice 
1 can kidney beans
1 can black beans
1 & 1/2 cups corn
4 green onions
1 red pepper

Enjoy! :)

How was your week?

Belinda
~ Living within our Means ~
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