Friday, February 10, 2017

Frugal Friday File 2017, week 6...


Successes:
1.  I've had the car for two weeks and haven't had to buy gasoline yet.

2.  I got a call today booking a day of work at a branch I've not worked at before.  It's not till the end of April, but it's nice to have days booked ahead.  I have half of my annual minimum  required hours for 2017 booked now.

3.  I found several bags of black-eyed peas in the freezer.    Jared hates black-eyed peas, but he loves 15 bean soup.  Since the temperatures have dipped back into 'soup weather' range, I think I will make a pot of 15 bean soup for tomorrow's supper and hide some extra black-eyed peas amongst the other 14 kinds of beans.  :)

4.  A monthly work-related expense for Carey should decrease by about $60 a month going forward.

5.  I've had 4 items in my Amazon shopping cart for weeks.  They really are things I need, but not exactly imminently, so in the mean time money stays in my pocket.


Frugal From the Kitchen This Week:
Saturday:  homemade pizza
Sunday:  Sunday family dinner at Kasey's
Monday:  *dinner out at Antlers
Tuesday:  Dublin Coddle
Wednesday:  Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry
Thursday:  *burger
Friday:  sandwich

(*not-frugal takeout or dinner out)
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7 comments:

  1. 15 bean soup sounds amazing! It was soup weather here yesterday but I think we're heading back into the 70s this weekend.

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    1. Yeah, it turned warm here today, so I haven't put the soup on after all. It was cold yesterday. Crazy weather!

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  2. I love bean soup and of course now have to ask the names of the other 14!

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    1. Uhm, kidney, navy, pinto… I’m not sure, I buy a bag of Hurst’s HamBeens Brand 15 Bean Soup and follow the recipe on the package. :)

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  3. I love the Ham 15 Bean Soup but my hubby does not. Hope we do get some soup weather.

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  4. Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry is one of my ever favourite recipes. the other items in the menu looks good as well. nice blog post.

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  5. my dearest aunt was from Texas and I loved her black eyed peas and occasionally have to have some just for old times sakes. I have really gotten out of the habit of menus and I lived by those for years. Trying to be more frugal here as well. You always prick at my conscience.

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