I have decided I will never have a week go as planned. The whole reason I did not plan to leave the house this week was to save money on fuel. Nope, didn't happen. Monday my husband had to drive my truck about 100 miles round trip for visitation for a man that passed away he worked with. Tuesday our daughter called because her car was running hot. We had to take a trailer and pick her car up. That was another 60 miles or so. And then I had to drive another 20 miles or so to pick her up after classes that afternoon. At least a friend was willing to let her ride down the interstate with her as far as her exit so I didn't have to make the entire 60 mile trip.
Sunday- My daughter was out of town for the weekend and my husband went hunting in the morning so I slept in instead of going to church by myself. I put a ham in the crockpot for supper and made potato salad and pink-eye peas. I shopped Kroger and Publix for a few sale items we were low on and sandwich makings and fruit for lunches.
Prepared lunches for husband and daughter for tomorrow.
Monday- Made breakfast for husband and daughter using leftover ham, eggs, and cheese on sandwich rounds.
We had homemade lasagna, using ground beef, cheese, and spaghetti sauce I already had in stock. I had to purchase pasta and ricotta. We also had salad from my garden and garlic cheese bread from the freezer. There was enough leftover for 3 lunches.
I received 2 free magazines in the mail and a container of baking soda.
I also mixed up a bread pudding and cooked it in my crackpot using a loaf of oatmeal bread that had been given to me and was past it's prime and a jar of Nutella from the pantry I got free with a coupon I received a while back. Talk about good.
Made a lunch for my husband for Tuesday. Daughter opted out for Tuesday.
Tuesday- Made breakfast for daughter. This is the day we had to rescue her car so I went with a simple meal. My plans started out as bread pudding with whole wheat bread, leftover ham, eggs, spinach, and cheese. It didn't turn out so well. It lacked flavor. So I grabbed a frozen pizza and threw it in the oven. Tiny, our not so tiny bulldog, loved his treat.
Made lunches for husband and daughter.
Wednesday-oops, one of those mornings. Handed daughter a pack of crackers and coffee as she headed out the door for clinical.
Boneless dove that I wrapped in bacon and hubby grilled. fried okra and pasta salad.
Free sample of lotion in the mail.
Thursday -yep, I forgot to take the chicken out to thaw for chicken and rice. We had spaghetti and finished up the package of garlic cheese bread from the freezer. Enough leftover for both mine and daughter's lunch Friday.
Free magazine in the mail.
We had a BOGO blizzard coupon so hubby treated us to ice cream. They had blizzards and I had a plain cup.
Researched for the best price and ordered my daughter an all-in-on printer for her birthday. My scanner quit working and it is something she needs for another year of college and then when she gets ready to move out. I also got free shopping on it. Why drive 30 miles when they will deliver it for free.
Friday-yay, my no cook day. My daughter really wanted Longhorn's. Kroger is doing their 4X fuel points on gift cards so I ran in and grabbed a gift card to use and had a $4 off 2 meals coupon. This was a bit of a splurge for us but we were celebrating good news/accomplishment for both my husband and daughter on their work/school.
Entered 5 coke rewards and 4 Kellogg codes.
Loaded my Friday Free Item from Kroger to my card.
Saturday- my husband hates to shop but he desperately needed some new shorts. I don't think he owned a pair without a hole in them. So again, we purchased a gift card from Kroger for the fuel points and combined it with sales prices.
Baked chicken and rice and green beans for supper with leftovers for one lunch.
Grabbed 2 dozen eggs for 99 cents, 4 pounds of butter for $1.99 each and a carton on ice cream for $2.99.
Also picked up a free Redbox movie to watch. Too bad I grabbed one my husband had already watched. Ugh, hate it when I do that.
I think that about covers my week. As you can see, it was not very frugal. But as a blogger "friend" says, "It is all about balance".