I made 2 loaves of French bread from scratch. I did not use the bread maker. It was all done by my hands. They turned out well. I have frozen one loaf for the future and we using one when we have company for dinner tonight. Hubby wanted it to put the gruyere cheese on in his French onion soup that he makes.
Hubby is also making homemade chicken piccata with linguine or homemade zoodles and a tossed salad. We will have SF chocolate pudding with SF Cool Whip for dessert.
We are serving Moscato with dinner. And there is plenty of liquor and beer choices for the evening. Our newspaper this weekend had a $5.00 off coupon for a liquor store in the next town. I had to go for my yearly mammogram and the radiology place is very close to this liquor store. So I stopped there and bought some libations to fill in the gaps in our bar.
I received $ 6.00 in rebates.
I got a $10.00 gift card for Walmart from Ibotta. That will get used the next time I go there for groceries.
Speaking of Walmart, they finally have grocery pickup and delivery at my store. This will come in very handy this winter. I have a $10. off coupon code for my first order. Do any of you use these services at Walmart? If so how do you like it?
Hubby needed printer paper. I thought I had some in a box in the basement. Sure enough, I found an entire case that I got a while ago at Office Depot on a deal. So we won’t need paper for a few years.
I did just one load of wash using cold water and hung it to dry.
We have kept the A/C off and I am hoping that we are done with it for this year.
My son and grandson came on Sunday for breakfast. I made scrambled eggs, sausage, and cut up a cantaloupe. They ended up staying through lunch so I served snacks – tortilla chips with cheese dip, cookies, and my grandson wanted some Cheez-Its (his very favorite snack).
I have gone down another size in clothing so my jeans are getting quite baggy. But I am going to continue to wear them until I go down another size. I have a good belt that will keep them in place. I would like to wear them as much as I can this winter. I don’t plan on going out much because I hate the cold and the snow. Also most of my tops are short sleeved. I will make due with the few new long sleeved ones and just wear a sweater with the short ones.
We only have about 12 boxes of kleenex in our inventory. I decided unless I see it for close to free, I will not buy any. Hubby and I will use our handkerchiefs.
Hubby wanted a pair of jeans from LL Bean. I used Rakuten to get 2% back, a 20% off code, and a gift card purchased from Raise at a discount. I had to pay no additional cash out of pocket.
And last, we were getting low on toilet paper. Eighty rolls that I ordered from Amazon arrived on Sunday.
If it seems like I am doing a lot of shopping lately, I am. It is just our normal stock up before the winter.
Today, I went and paid our huge school tax bill of $4648. I was not happy when that arrived. Our assessment this spring went up another $33,000. It had just gone up 2 years ago by $20,000. If they raise us again, I plan on contesting it. So today was not a frugal day. However, I was able to pay it from our checking account and did not have to pull it from an investment. So that part made me happy!
Please feel free to share what you did frugally last week. We all learn from each other.