Friday, January 13, 2017
How was your frugal week? Mine was pretty good. We only ate out 1 time and that was actually delivery of pizza for the National Championship Game (CLEMSON WON, in case you had not heard...just saying!)
So my big savings was food this week. I only picked up the basics that we needed as we needed them (last night on the way home from work I made a quick stop for fresh lettuce, tomato, dog food and milk.) Otherwise, I shopped and planned through what was in my fridge, freezer and cupboard. A couple of weeks ago, I went to the downtown farmer's market in my town and bought a meat pack from Orvis Hill Farms which guided me through my meal prep and gave the basis for a menu. It was nice to have the freezer with meat in it but not so much that I felt no direction, so I think this "meat plan" may be a good way for me to plan and keep me from spending to much "on the way home from work." A new meat traditional meat market just opened up in my town so I need to check it out because they often have "fill your freezer" deals that include a variety of meats and poultry.
The downside of my budget was some unexpected medical expenses as both my sons had accidents (unrelated) that resulted in 3 sprained ankles between the 2 of them. So, I had some drugstore expenses I didn't expect and angle braces are not cheap! But, thankfully, no one was broken although they were in a lot of pain. By the way, if you have a Sonic close to you their ice makes the best ice packs and you can by it in 10 pound bags for under $2.00.
Let me know your Frugal Tips!