Friday, February 23, 2018

Frugal Friday File 2018, week 8...

1.  When I made Chicken Pot Pie last week, I set aside a portion of the crust dough and filling and made a little version in a cute vintage individual-serving pie plate and baked it along with the larger one.  When it was cool, I wrapped it in foil and froze it.  On Monday, I packed the pot pie in an insulated lunch box and delivered to mother-in-law's fridge when we went to visit.  She doesn't complain much about assisted living, but she has mentioned dissatisfaction with the food.  When I can, I like to take her something home cooked that she can warm up when there's nothing on the facility's menu that appeals to her.  It doesn't cost a dime, but it lets her know I'm thinking of her.

2.  Also on Sunday, when Caitlyn and I made Strawberry Fluff for Sunday dessert, I made two little servings in pint jars, screwed on their lids, and stored in the fridge.  Took those to m-i-l also.

3.  Took Rudy to the vet today (only frugal in that preventative care keeps even more expensive treatments at bay).  Purchased flea/tick prevention.  The receptionist handed me two rebate forms.  I came straight home and submitted rebate requests online.  Now I will be looking for that $30 check to arrive in the mail (instead of looking for the receipt and rebate forms in a pile somewhere whenever I remembered they needed submitting...usually about two weeks after the rebate offer expired).

4.  Ordered postage stamps online saving a trip to the post office and insuring I got attractive stamps I wanted instead of just what was in stock locally.  I could swear that they used to not charge for delivery for online postage orders, but I was charged this time.  Oh, well...worth it not to have to drive the seven miles in the opposite direction from any of my usual haunts.  Upon their arrival, I even promptly put them in my designated spot for stamps so I can find them when they are needed instead of having to buy more.  :)

5.  We filled up with bargain-priced gasoline on trip to see m-i-l; enough left to last me a week or two probably.  The leftover chili was saved to make future meal of enchiladas.  Received an email about a book that I thought I might want to purchase; checked library website and was happy to see they recently acquired it; got on reserve list at #2 spot!  Making cards to mail.  Enjoying a quiet rainy day at home.

Frugal From the Kitchen This Week:
Saturday:  egg on toast
Sunday:  Sunday family supper at Kasey's - Ribs! 😋
Monday:  *lunch out, cheese & crackers for supper
Tuesday:  *Schlotzky sandwich (C) and salad (me)
Wednesday:  pork chops, rice & gravy, brocolli
Thursday:  Frito pie (homemade chili, of course)
Friday:  homemade hamburgers

(*not-frugal takeout or dinner out)

1 comment:

  1. What a frugal week and I'm sure your mother-in-law appreciated the home-cooked meal.


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