Monday, August 10, 2015

Weekly Savings, Menu, and Plans

I decided to combine everything in one post since none of the three areas are very long.  Up first:

Weekly Savings!
*We did new house things while out running errands.  We filed some paperwork at the court house ourselves rather than going through a lawyer.  We paid $12, but I know paying a lawyer to do the same thing would have hundreds of dollars.  Good credit saved us another couple hundred dollars at the electric company.

*I ordered a used book that I will need from Amazon.  Buying used rather than new saved $40!

*I made three thank you cards and four birthday cards using items that I had on hand.

*I bought large flower pots on clearance at half price.  I am always on the lookout for huge pots for planting vegetables in the greenhouse or for our pineapple plants.

*I saved all of my change and added it to a jar.  This money goes into savings for the new house.

We ended up eating leftovers and some lighter meals on our own so I did not cook everything I had planned last week.  My meal plan for this week includes:

*Taco Salads ~ W requested these.  We will skip adding fresh tomato and use homemade salsa instead to keep this meal more frugal.

*Big Salads

*Balsamic Pork Roast, Macaroni & Cheese, Peas/Corn

*French Bread Pizza & Salad

*Spaghetti Pie ~ The spaghetti pie will be from the freezer. I will make either breadsticks or garlic toast to go with it along with side salads.

*Breakfast for Supper ~ This will most likely be omelets since we have an abundance of eggs.

*American Goulash ~ A new homemade "helper" type recipe that I will serve with cornbread.

In just 3 weeks I will start the Holiday Grand Plan.  In the meantime I have a few projects that I want to work on that do not fit in the plan.  I am going to do my best to finish those within the next three weeks.

*Clean golf cart ~ It needs decluttering to remove some of the stuff that gets piled on it. I also need to repair two small holes in the seat before they get worse.

*Organize recipe books ~ I need to add in some new favorites and remove some things we no longer love as much.  I plan to organize the recipes I have torn out of magazines and either make plans to cook them or toss them.

*Knit 24 hats for the Christmas shoeboxes.

*Prepare garden for fall planting. ~ I have started cleaning out the raised beds but have a long way to go.  I want to lay out a plan of what to plant in the garden and what will go into the greenhouse.


Debbie in Florida said...

I bookmarked the Holiday Grand Plan also - thanks for mentioning that! Will you be posting your progress as you go?

Dawn said...

I am planning to share my weekly lists and progress. I always seem to do so well the first few weeks, but I want to get all the way through this year.