1. Cleaned my self-cleaning oven with baking soda and vinegar and elbow grease. It worked really well. I did have to resort to using a metal spatula to chip away at a large spill that had carbonized. Glad it's done! It has a self-cleaning function, but I've read that the high temperatures have been known to blow fuses and/or control panels. Didn't want to risk that during the holidays.
2. Trimmed my own bangs.
3. One of the hub's coworkers asked if anyone would be willing to cover three of his shifts in the week before Christmas (not Christmas Eve or Christmas Day). The hubs said he would work two of the three because this guy has little kids and we don't, and we DO have a large property tax bill to pay at the end of the year, as well as a little thing like figuring out what we are going to do about my car. 😖
4. Continuing to freeze individual portions of leftovers for hubs' work meals.
5. 💗 = visiting guests who insist on going Dutch on everything.
Keep Tryings: Definitely some meals out this week, as well as movies and popcorn at the theater.
Frugal From the Kitchen This Week:
Sunday: Sunday family dinner at Kasey's
Monday: Sausage/Rice skillett
Wednesday: *Panang Curry with Duck
Thursday: Homemade Turkey Pot Pie
Friday: Frito Pie
(*not-frugal takeout or dinner out)