Sunday, July 17, 2011
Frugal deeds for the day: We just returned from Big Lots - they are having a 20% off of everything in the store sale. I brought my coupon - but they said one was not needed. Our Vacuum was on its last leg - so we got a Eureka for $60. We also ended up buying a fabric steamer for around the same price. Since my daughter is into clothes, etc. - figured I might as well get one. I also ended up buying some international food items that were discounted potato knocci (sp), soba noodles, etc. We checked expiration dates. Yesterday's mail - a rebate check and a coupon for a free bottle of Country Bob's sauce came. Also today, I finally made the butternut squash soup and Italian style spagetti squash noodles. Those will be side dishes for most of this week. In addition, I made a batch of natural turkey patties and bakalava with the leftover puff pastry, honey, etc. I did buy a bag of chopped walnuts from Wal-Mart - and a lb of butter - Great Value brand was almost half the price of brand name. Added: the vacuum, which was a re-manufactured one, did not work and we returned it and purchased one at Target. We have had luck with re-manufactured items before - but this one was lemon.