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Rainy Friday

February 18th, 2005 at 10:35 pm

It is such a rainy day that I stayed home today. I managed to do a couple loads of laundry and hang them to dry in the bathtub.

I also felt like cleaning a bathroom so that is done.

And it is definitely a comfort food day so I have made a homemade lasagna with hot sausage, ground beef and I even threw in some pepperoni! This ought to give DH and I a couple of meals! The pepperoni and sauce were bought for pennies after doubled coupons. The mozzarella cheese and meats were Free after winetags and coupons. The Barilla lasagna was bought for Free also with a coupon. And I paid $1.00 for a container of cottage cheese. A nice satisfying and frugal meal!

We are going to have a Frugal Valentines Day!

February 14th, 2005 at 02:04 am

I am going to make chocolate waffles for DH for breakfast. Then give him his heart wineglass to use at dinner along with his card.

We will have a nice dinner at home since I would never venture out with the crowds on V Day for dinner. Debating on what I will make!

Actually DH and I had an early V Day dinner last night at PF Changs!

Very Lazy Sunday Here!

February 14th, 2005 at 02:01 am

I slept in and then spent most of my day working on the family genealogy which I use for Christmas gifts for Brothers and sisters each year. I gave everyone notebooks last year and this year will give them all new info I find.

Since I cooked a turkey last Friday, DH and I had hot turkey sandwiches for dinner and a little later will watch Law and Order.

Hope everyone had a great day!

I did well getting groceries today!

February 8th, 2005 at 09:38 pm

I went to the grocery store and only bought the things on my list- a large tub of margarine that was on sale and 2 of the 2.5lb. bags of chicken tenderloins that are on sale(last day of sale) for 1.69lb. We had some of these on Sunday and they were so moist that I just had to go back and get a couple more bags.

Conserving Energy Can Be Frustrating

February 8th, 2005 at 09:36 pm

I just got my monthly eletric bill. We used 930KWH and the bill was $ 74.10. Last year- same period, we used 1040KWH and the bill was $ 70.99!

So I conserved 110KWH and it cost more. I hate rate increases!
Geesh!

Planning meal for Superbowl Tommorow

February 6th, 2005 at 02:27 am

DH is going to do the cooking. He saw a recipe by Rachel Ray on Food Network last week for Buffalo Salad and is going to make it.
It is like having a boneless chicken hot wing salad.

Cell phone Bill

February 6th, 2005 at 02:19 am

I found out today that my cellphone company would give me a $5.00 credit if I would sign up for automatic payments. So I did.
Not only will I save the $5.00 but I will save an envelope and stamp every month also!

Quiet Saturday

February 6th, 2005 at 02:16 am

We had a quiet Saturday. I only went to the market to return a steak we bought there last week that was inedible. DH grilled it for dinner last night and it was inedible and it was sirloin. They gave me my money back. I picked up a few things we needed and some stamps so I could send the mail out.

Just did a load of wash in cold water today and hung it to dry.
We had sandwiches for dinner. Easy and we had some cold cuts to use up!

The Dryer

February 4th, 2005 at 03:11 pm

Well, I am trying to get the ink out of my dryer. I took a bunch of old towels and wet them and I am now running them in the dryer to see if the ink will come off on them. Perhaps if it doesn't, the ink won't come off on any future clothes either. At least I can hope! UGH!

UGH! Ink all over the clothes!

February 4th, 2005 at 04:31 am

DH did the laundry and he forgot to take an indelible ink pen out of his shirt pocket. I have ink all over my good dress clothes and the inside of the dryer. I will have to research tomorrow how to get the ink off the drum of the dryer and see if there is any way to get the ink out of these clothes. UGH! I do not relish the fact of having to replace about $600. worth of clothes NOR do I look forward to cleaning the dryer.

Dinners this week

February 4th, 2005 at 04:28 am

Yesterday I made a double batch of Beef En Daube in the crockpot. We served it over rice! I froze the second portion for a night when I just don't feel like cooking. It will save us from running out for fastfood!

Tonight we made chef salads and they were so good that we may do the same tomorrow night!

Thursday

February 4th, 2005 at 04:24 am

I wish I could say it has been a frugal month so far, but it has not. I have been tracking my spending since January 1st. I have spent 74. more in the first 3 days of February than in all of January.

It just goes to show that monthly spending can be so different. I did pretty good in January except for grocery shopping which I am working on.

Now in February the property taxes were due, car insurance and car registration which is expensive here in AZ. Fortunately I plan for these bills so that it is not a shock when they show up!

Sunny Tuesday

February 1st, 2005 at 03:49 pm

It is sunny again today and I was able to turn the heat off after having it on for a couple of days. It supposed to be in the 70's the rest of the week.

This morning, we had our coffee and homemade banana bread for breakfast.

I think today I am gonna check all the grocery ads for the week before they expire today and see what I can buy for FREE with doubled coupons. I have errands to run to the PO and bank and the markets are close.

I also am going to start all the planning for company that will be arriving in a couple of weeks. Don't want to have to break the bank like I did for all the company at Christmas.

Dinner tonight is simple for my busy day- hot dogs and BBQ Baked Beans.