14 August 2016

The Week that Was 14th August

It has been a very frugal week here,  I spent $23 on Thursday to buy milk, cheese, eggs and some fruit and salad veggies and that was the total money spent this week.

Swapped the meal plan around. Used chicken from the freezer and the veggies were in the fridge and the rice was in the pantry so no additional.

Cooked some rhubarb. Hannah made an apple and rhubarb crumble and put some in a container to have with breakfast and froze two tubs for more crumbles or breakfasts.

Made a batch of MOO yoghurt. Flavoured it with a tin of passionfruit pulp from the pantry. It had been there a while and needed to be used. Yum!

Topped my car up when petrol was 101.07c/litre. I drove past my usual petrol station to one about a kilometre further down the road, same brand, but 30 cents a litre cheaper.

Made sure I used my membership card to get 15% off prescriptions this week.

Used some biscuit crumbs from the freezer to make a base for a slice. I empty the biscuit jar into a Tupperware container in the freezer before washing and refilling. It takes a while to get enough crumbs to make a slice but I'm not buying biscuits just to crush them for a slice.

Pulled the buttons of some old work shirts of Wayne's and added them to the button jar before cutting the shirts into rags for the shed.

Hannah gave both her brothers haircuts. This didn't really save me any money but it saved AJ and Tom $30 each.

Cut up a whole pumpkin from our stockpile and made soup. I'd been thinking about it for a couple of days and when I picked it up I noticed it was starting to go soft around the stalk - good timing and delicious soup.

Dried the washing outside on one day, by the fire the other days.

Kept the thermostat set at 15 degrees, so the ducted heating stayed off  most days. The fire was enough to keep the house warm.

What did you do to save money, time and energy this week?

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