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Friday, May 26, 2017

Frugal Friday File 2017, week 21...


Successes:
1.  Submitted invoice for payment of article/photo.

2.  Bathed Rudy and cleaned his ears myself...no grooming fee.  Normally I clip his nails after a bath, but he had a vet appointment this week, and our vet office always clips their patients' nails as a free perk during appointments, so I was happy to let them do it this time.  I looked up grooming fees at PetSmart and Petco, and apparently a bath/ear cleaning/nail trim costs $18.99 for his breed at PetSmart and $33 at Petco.  Nice to have a concrete idea of how much this chore saves.

3.  Knocked out some physically taxing chores on Monday, and was really wanting to order a pizza instead of cooking diner.  But since I had to run to WalMart anyway, I found I was just as happy getting a frozen pizza instead and saving some bucks.

4.  After several years of use, my laptop battery would no longer hold a charge and had to be kept plugged in at all times.  After months and months of this, I finally started researching reviews on Amazon (which is where I got the current one, and was perfectly happy with it, but since it was no longer available I had to find an alternative).  I found one with good reviews and info for about $100 less on Amazon than from the laptop manufacturer.  

5.  Made a menu plan and shopping list.  It's so much easier to stick to my cook-at-home resolve when I have the ingredients in the house.  I still need to go to the local grocery...ran out of energy after Costco yesterday.  :)


Frugal From the Kitchen This Week:
Saturday:  Macaroni & Cheese Deluxe, leftover salmon & Kale Salad, Cornbread Salad
Sunday:  Sunday family dinner at Kasey's
Monday:  frozen pizza
Tuesday:  leftovers
Wednesday:  meatloaf, leftover mac & cheese, broccoli
Thursday:  smothered pork chops, rice, broccoli
Friday:  Taco Salad

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

  1. I'm always pleased when I find I can do a job instead of paying someone else to do it. I trim my husband's hair and save about $20 on that.

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    1. My husband can cut his own, as there isn’t much to do. :)

      We are all about DIY around here. When I think of all the wall paper we removed in one of our houses…every…single…room! LOL

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  2. Finally getting around to all the blog reading I've missed over the past couple of weeks. That macaroni and cheese recipe looks delicious.

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    1. Thanks, Pamela. My mother used to make it this way. It is really delicious, but about as far away from Paleo as it gets! :)

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