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Frugal Things – April 1

So it’s April Fool’s Day and I am sure there will be a lot of jokes out so there I won’t bore you with one. I am just happy that the nice weather seems to be coming. Sunshine and warmth would be quite welcome.

I ended my blog post without putting up a picture of my dinner plate last night. So that is the picture above. The filet mignon was so tender and delicious. Thanks to having some fresh things right now, I was able to saute up some mushrooms to go with it. Have I told you how much I love brussel sprouts? I could eat them for an entire week and I just might. Hubby cooked the filets in the air fryer to perfection.

Tonight, we finished up the package of hot dogs that we opened the other night. We do not want to waste any food so I keep on top of it. We have only enough chili left for two dogs. But I will dice up some onions, put out the mustards, and pickle relish and we will have our choice. 

For breakfast this morning, we had our choice again of scrambled eggs, bacon, and coffee cake.

Right after the breakfast dishes were washed, I went down and did my walking on the treadmill. Exercise always lets me get my day off to a great start. It gives me so much energy. 

Hubby and I took a leisurely walk around our property seeing what trees are budding up and the flowering bushes coming to life again. It looks like everything weathered the winter well. Our neighbor has beautiful white and purple crocuses in full bloom. It seems like it is a few weeks early for those here.

We also designed a plan to plant some more perennial flowers this spring.

Hubby watched a movie again this afternoon. I did some reading.

I watched our governor give a Covid 19 update. We have 56 cases in our small county with quite a few in our little town. The county 1 mile south of me has 582 cases. Both places have been blowing up the last few days. But we are nowhere near as bad as NYC. Having lived through many viral epidemics in my life I have never seen anything like this. I pray for all of the people who are sick and dying everyday. 

I treated our pipes with the above to keep them free and clear. We do this on the first of every month to keep Roto Rooter away. Since we have had clogs in the pipe going to the road more than once the last couple of years, we decided this treatment was well worth the cost.

Our shampoo bottle in the shower only had a little bit left in it so I put a new one in it. I brought the other bottle out and turned it upside down near the kitchen sink. I am using the last few drops to wash our hands. 

I also cut the top off the toothpaste tube and will be scraping up the last of it to use over the next few days. Waste not want not.  

Tonight, my sister who lives in the southern part of NY will be calling for our usual Wednesday evening chat. Her family were coming to visit on April 13th for a few days and I cancelled them to protect them and us. Hopefully, in a few months, they will be able to visit. I haven’t seen her in two years. 

What did you do frugally today?

2 replies on “Frugal Things – April 1”

Your dinner looks delicious! My hubby got an air fryer for Christmas and I think I will show him this post to make steaks in the next few weeks! Our breakfast for dinner was a hit! I will never make bacon in the fry pan again! I also made a sheet pan pancake and we have enough left over for a breakfast this week. Other frugal win for me was making salsa chicken…literally just poured a jar of already opened salsa on top of boneless skinless chicken thighs and the crock pot did the rest. Ready for burritos and taco salads. I am in the process of cleaning out my linen closet. I found 4 big rolls of paper towels that were hidden in the back…so now I am not having to run out and buy them. Wishing you an amazing week with hopefully warmer weather. We are finally having sunshine here in CA too!

Hi Olga,

Thanks. I hope you enjoy them. Be sure to check them with a meat thermometer so that you get them to the perfection you want.

Cooking that bacon in the oven surely is a game changer. Wow, I will have to try the sheet pan pancake when we have company again when this virus is over. Yum on the chicken recipe.

It truly does pay to organize things. I have found so many things like your paper towels when I do those things.

I am happy that you are having warmer weather too.

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