Every Day

Frugal Things Today

  • I cooked up a pound of bacon all at once so that we can just reheat it for the next few breakfasts.
  • We received 2 rebate checks in the mail that total $14.21. Every little bit helps!
  • I washed a load of clothes using the ECO mode on my washer. I used cold water. The tops and some lingerie were hung to dry on the shower rod and the rest were dried using the ECO mode on our dryer. I also used 6 wool balls to cut down on the dry time.
  • A beef roast is cooking in my slow cooker along with some carrots, celery, and onions. This will be dinner tonight and the next few nights. I thought about slow cooking it in my Instant Pot. However, I dropped the bottom piece of my slow cooker the other day and something broke. Hubby took it apart the best he could, and said in his estimation, the part that broke should not affect the functioning. So I decided to try it out today to make sure. If it doesn’t seem to be working, I will switch it over to the Instant Pot. But so far so good.
  • While I was peeling and cutting up some carrots for the slow cooker, I cut some into sticks so that Hubby could have snacks this week with dill dip.
  • I planned out my meals for when we have company after Christmas. It looks like I have everything I need with the exception of eggnog. I will pick that up later this month when I go out for my haircut.
  • I spent some time today putting next year’s appointments, etc. in my 2022 planner. I am striving to be very organized this coming year.
  • We are keeping all of the lights off since dawn here. They will not get turned on until sunset.
  • I have put our non electric lights, flashlights, candles, and lighters in the main living area of our home so they are handy if we need them tomorrow. We are going to have major winds up to 65 miles per hour which they are predicting for tomorrow afternoon and evening. I hope we don’t lose power.
  • My new bread maker arrived today. I am loving the smaller footprint. Now I can leave it on my counter. I will be making a loaf of bread tomorrow. This machine will save me a lot of money on breads and rolls in the future. My 20 year old one was on it’s last leg.

Did you save any money today?

2 replies on “Frugal Things Today”

Hi Precious. I had my granddaughters today. The bigger one was recovering from her second Covid vaccination yesterday and I usually have the baby on Fridays. So I am tired tonight. We had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch and other things we already had here. Hubby brought home a bottle of Tito’s vodka that his employer gave us for some Christmas cheer. We had a glass tonight with some cran-raspberry juice I had bought on sale several weeks ago. It was great! We had leftover lasagna and salad for supper. This weekend we will finish getting our Christmas tree done and I may start wrapping presents. I am done shopping and have enough wrapping paper/bags for what we need. Hubby needs to buy one more small gift for his mom and then he will be done too.

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