I'm sorry I am late posting this. We have our grandson Isaiah this weekend while his mommy, daddy and big brother Bradley went skiing. This past week had been a busy one and it seems like last weekend was ages ago. Some weeks are just like that. Onto the savings...
~Saturday Jeff and I went to Goodwill and found a few things. I scored big time on a University of Idaho puffer coat that was marked down to half price since all their winter clothing items were on sale. The coat had just been put out on the rack when we got there. I'm an alumni of that college so I snapped it up.😀 We also found a baby food cookbook for our Steven since his mommy wants to make all his food, a brand new rug for the bathroom (Jeff really wanted it) and something else that I can't remember at the moment (dang brain fog).
|University of Idaho Puffer coat that I got at Goodwill for half price.|
~Jeff needed new eyeglasses. His health insurance paid $45 for the exam, $150 towards frames and I also found a $10 off coupon at the store. Even with the discounts, his glasses cost us over $500. 😨 It's a good thing we got our income tax refund. We had budgeted about $350 to $400 for his glasses and exam and were shocked to find out how much more it was but it was a needed expense.
~I picked up more non stick cooking spray and Secret antiperspirant at the Dollar Tree. Those items can be hit or miss there so I try to get them when I see them.
~We tried a new to us restaurant that we had heard rave reviews about. It cost us the same amount of money to eat there as it does at a fast food place and the food is all delicious and cooked to order on the spot with huge portions. I was only able to eat half of my Po' Boy sandwich and fries so Jeff, who was really hungry, finished the rest of it off for me. We also just had water with our meal.
|Breakfast for dinner.|
~Jeff has been wanting a smaller digital camera with a zoom lense to carry with him since he frequently sees amazing things on his work drive in the mornings on his way home. Chris was trying to sell 3 of his cameras and was not getting any bites on them and the pawn shops were paying very little for them. We are going to buy one of them that has the really good zoom lens on it for $50 from him. He was going to just give it to us but we know that he needs the money to buy another handgun to carry on him when he is off duty since as a police officer, he is always at risk.
~Saturday night we watched a Medea play on dvd that we borrowed from the library. We were amazed at how much if it related to what we and one of our dear friends is going through right now.
~Sunday we sorted through the boxed of pears and apples that we had been given and took out the ones that are going bad. We spread those out across our garden and they will compost down and enrich the soil.
|Fried boneless chicken breast served with potato salad.|
~I made more bread, croutons, and biscuits this week.
~Sunday night Jeff and I watched to movie "DeepWater Horizon" about the BP oil rig explosion and disaster. It was really intense. We had borrowed the movie from the library.
~I found HUGE boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $1.47 a pound. I froze most of them for future meals. One breast alone can feed my hubby and I and we still had leftovers.
~Our local Goodwill is starting to get in lots of donated items from Target, even though we do not have one near us. Monday I found brand new Nexxus Hair Repair kits, feminine liners, and a few other items at a fraction of their retail cost. These are things I needed and I loved getting them at a fraction of the full retail cost.
|A huge salad with some of the leftover chicken breasts, baby Spring greens, tomatoes, avocado and ranch dressing.|
~I found another lightweight all cotton summer weight nightgown at Goodwill for $3.99. I needed another one because I just had to toss one that I completely wore out and it ripped.
~Jeff has to take a low dose aspirin each day. I have found the best deal on these at Walmart where I can get a 500 count bottle for $3.64 .
~Tuesday, after I finished teaching at MOPS, I ran up to Walmart and found lots of marked down deals. I got bread, pork chops, cookies, potato salad and cheesecake! Non marked down items were sausage and some bananas.
~Tuesday I cut up one of the huge boneless chicken breasts, seasoned and fried it up for dinner and served some of the reduced priced potato salad with it. It had been a long day with me just getting 3 hours of sleep Monday night and I had worked in the morning so I needed quick, easy and comforting food. I still had 2 pieces of chicken leftover so I saved those to use in a salad later this week. We did have some cheesecake for dessert too. Yummy!
~Wednesday Caesar and I took a walk downtown and picked up a video from the library that they had on hold for me and some mail. I did get 2 free magazines and a sample in the mail which always makes me happy. 😁
~Wednesday night I divided up the package of pork chops that I found on clearance at Walmart on Tuesday. I froze the 2 humongous ones for another meal in the future and made a pork chop and rice casserole for dinner for Jeff and I with the other 3 pork chops. We still have some of the rice leftover but my hubby was really hungry so he had 2 of the pork chops (one of which was large enough to feed 2 people) and I had 1. We did have some cheesecake for dessert.
|Pork chops and rice casserole.|
~Petco Pet Pals Rewards sent me a coupon for free cat treats. The timing is perfect because Doofy is just about out of his favorite treats.
~I worked my points programs as time allowed.
~We did our volunteer work on Thursday and got a big box of food including ice cream, cat fish, pasta, canned goods, cereals, juices, breads and potatoes.
~After volunteering for 5 hours, I was really sore so I came home and used our hot tub.
~Jeff came down with a cold and wanted soup for dinner on Friday night. I had one container of Zuppa Toscana in the freezer so I added a bit more broth and some more potatoes to it along with some freshly chopped spinach and baby beet leave to it to help stretch it and also to add some more nutritional value to it.
This coming week is going to be a busy one for us and I am going to do my best to try and save as much money as I can. There are just a few days left in the month and we will be in March already...where has the time gone?