Ready to talk turkey? How are YOU saving money on food costs? Here are my Frugal Foodie Adventures:
I feel like the week just passed before my eyes. The weather was cooler; we even had rain. I wasn’t melting in a puddle all week long, which was a welcome change.
I also was a major homebody. I just didn’t feel like going anywhere. Since I do the drop off/pick up at the train twice a day most days, I feel like that’s my outing for the day. But, in retrospect, I did go places: Walmart, physical therapy, the lab for more blood tests, the library, etc.
I just didn’t spend a ton of money, which is a good thing. Because there isn’t a ton to spend these day!
Here are my frugal efforts for the week:
My Frugal Foodie Adventures
–> I go to Walmart about twice a month. It’s close and usually has fair prices on things that aren’t on sale elsewhere. I used the Walmart Savings Catcher app (affiliate link) to see if I could get any price matching money without doing the price matching. I got 48 cents. Haha.
–> On date night we used up a Groupon (affiliate link). Our meal ended up being half off as well as delicious.
–> I made a double batch of Easy Chicken Quinoa Bowl fixings so that I could have some easy lunches without the work.
–> I cooked a spaghetti squash to serve with leftover meat sauce. FishPapa had that for his lunches two days in a row.
–> I didn’t have all the ingredients I would have liked for Chili Stacks, so I improvised. I used black beans to fill out the ground turkey I had and subbed enchilada sauce when I didn’t have tomato. We lived without as much cheese as I typically use as well as cilantro and sour cream. It wasn’t as good as it usually is, but it worked. I packed the leftovers for FishPapa’s lunch the next day.
–> FishBoy18 packed his lunch every day.
–> I went grocery shopping at Ralphs, one of my very favorite stores, and nabbed some great clearance items.
Those are some of the ways that we made it work this week. I have some pretty full freezers, so I need to make good use of what we have.
What were YOUR Frugal Foodie Adventures this week?
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