Frugal Friday

I don’t think there’s much frugal this week except the normal.

We ate all meals at home. I went to Trade Joes on Sunday and spent $200 including wine. So mostly salad stuff, breads( to freeze, like pita and bagels), cheeses, some frozen stir fry veggies, snacks etc. So expensive but lots of stuff to get thru the next week.

Today, I’m making and IP broccoli cheddar soup as I needed to use up a head of broccoli. I may just freeze it or we could have some for lunch with the Tartine Sourdough. I also in the process of making a quiche(trying to use up as many eggs as I can) with mushrooms and gruyere. It’s a recipe from ‘Magnolia Table’. It looks like a good one. So using up some stuff instead of just giving to the chickens or composting.

My son made a delicious chicken parmesan in the cast iron pan last night and also made a tofu parmesan in one of my 6 inch cast iron pans. Both were delicious. It also used things from the freezer so that was a frugal thing.

Friday’s are a more normal day after low Thursdays but it’s also a bit hyper but I feel good so I try and do some extra things.

Barclay is finishing up the front room. I’ve moved some Cathrineholm to the teak bookcase and put most of the red fiesta ware on another shelf or in the cabinet.( closed doors). I’ll have to see whether I like it there as some of the green tones match my Needles and Pine Tepco.

We will start the kitchen next week and again do a wall at a time since there’s so much to move. We’re doing that in a semi gloss. I plan on ordering a new stove hood sometime in the next few months. Nothing too fancy but hopefully one that works a bit better.

We had a good walk this morning even though it was quite cold. I had some shortness of breath but it was impeding as long as I wasn’t trying to talk and walk then I would start huffing some.

We’re not planning on a pizza tonight. Nobody seems to be in the mood so we’ll just eat leftovers or what I made today.

2 thoughts on “Frugal Friday

  1. Nothing wrong with leftovers! I love reading about your meal planning. I think I might work on Frugal Fridays as a theme. We have been working rudderless without a plan this whole pandemic. We need to put on our big kid pants and get our act together! I swear (I mean it this time) that Monday I will get my ducks in a row to sign up for Medicare and a supplemental. My goal was March 1 – I have until September but I know how badly I procrastinate.

    • Get going on the Medicare. I was so scared to do it since at the time Barclay still had the group ins. What mistake. I should have done it straight away. Him too! Now we’re still paying that $2500 bill from the 1 month he wasn’t covered by Medicare. We just are not too smart in this area. But we just signed up for Vision supplemental and dental. I’m not sure it’s worth it yet but it’s a year contract.

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