We are a family of three in transition. We spent years being frugal and are now at a crossroad. We'd like to retire from our day jobs in two years or less. Our retirement goals are to provide our daughter with the best education she desires; travel; and find new careers - perhaps part-time that we really enjoy. I hope to post both "frugal" and "personal finance" information. NOTE: I am not a professional on either subject. My posts are purely entertainment :)
Saturday, November 5, 2011
More 11/5 Expressions
Frugal deeds for the day: Pictured are the grape? tomatoes from my garden. I am going to leave them in the window sill this week and hope I can add them to a salad sometime this week. In the crockpot - I have a big batch of soup cooking - chicken broth, chicken bits, onion, cabbage, last of my organic carrots, a bit of pumpkin puree, a little bit of left over mashed potatoes/gravy from KFC, left over herbs from a bread dipping kit, and a bit of frozen seafood chowder. I have another 8 sandwich bags of pumpkin puree. The roasted seeds are gone - yum. I also have a lasagna in the freezer - used up goat cheese and other cheeses etc. I also baked 8 chuck burger patties and froze them. I made chuck burger crumbles and froze them in 2 sandwich bags for quick meals. I got a family sized package of chuck burger for $2.39 with the chicken I purchased. My daughter and I had a yummy chicken salad sandwich for lunch with the chicken, leftover arugala (organic for $1 a tub last week) - on wheat bread. We also had cake mix cookies (strawberry) with white chocolate morsels - we need snacks :) Most of them are in the freezer - because they are delicious. Very easy too. I have pumpkin custard cooling now. I have 2 bags of puree in the fridge - I plan to buy some oranges - and make pumpkin/orange muffins from another recipe I found. We got some cleaning done -need to do a lot more. But, we are heading to the thriftstore to see if they are having their 50% off sale and to see if we can get a few more inventory items knocked off our condo missing items list :( We also plan to go to Barnes and Noble to get a book for 50% off and some coffee - I have a gift card and membership card. We are also going to have a light dinner at PF Changs - Happy Hour Specials - I have a gift card and a Warrior card that will get another 10% off. Will probably stop at Victoria Secrets to get a few more free pairs of panties. Will stop at Wal-mart to use up last of the gift card to gas-up. I also plan to finish out my grocery shopping for this week. I am going to try to stay with $50 - and still eat healthy for the 2, 3 of us. I have a $5 off $30 Aldi coupon. Also, in the mail today, I got some Kroger coupons - including one for a free dozen of eggs. I also got a free sample/coupon of feminine products.