Using her format (with some small changes), I reflected on this question:
- Bought a natural, antibiotic-free chicken on Tuesday and put it in the slow cooker. We have used it for multiple sandwiches for lunches and dinners for us; and treats for the dogs.
Chicken in the slow cooker.
- Purchased used magazines at the thrift shop for doing a craft project with the 4-H club's youngest children (3-7 year olds). They cut images out of the magazines that represented what they liked and glued them onto outlines of their bodies that had been traced onto white paper.
One of the four year old girls cut out pictures of horses and
glued them to the outline of herself.
- Purchased only the items on the grocery list on Friday. Did not buy extra items we didn't need. Felt good to walk out of the store with only two small bags of items.
- Used the four-cents-off-per-gallon coupon at Fleet Farm's gas station after purchasing horse dewormer and vet wrap at Fleet Farm (the vet had suggested purchasing both because they were less expensive there than through the vet). Got a bag of free popcorn at the gas station too.
I am using what I have on hand (for the most part) in an effort to reduce the amount of items in the freezer, refrigerator, and cupboards. Want to create more space for fresh produce as well as a place to store frozen and canned goods that I make during the summer.
It is so much better having more space in these respective areas. It is easier to find things; and there is less food waste.
What was on the table for dinner last week:
Saturday - Sesame chicken over rice
Sunday - Turkey burgers
Monday - Leftovers (variety of different items)
Tuesday (Fat Tuesday) - Pancakes with sausages and bacon
Wednesday - Leftovers (variety of different items)
Thursday - Grilled cheese sandwiches
Grilled cheese sandwich with banana slices
Friday - Tacos
None of the recipes were new ones like I've been doing since the beginning of the year. The goal this past week was using up what we have in the refrigerator so I'm not throwing away food that is still good to eat.
My financial goals for this week:
- Return finance books to the library that are due.
- Take Sophia and Olivia to the bank so they can invest in their first CDs.
- Put money into one of the retirement accounts.
- Finish taxes and get them to the accountant.
Blog as it relates to saving money and home organization:
- Write things I want to remember from Money Secrets of the Amish and Five Things to do Before You Retire.
- Continue to work streamlining and organizing our home by doing the 52 Weeks to an Organized Home.
- Write an update about 40 Bags in 40 Days.
- Finish doing and writing Artist Studies that the girls need to do for homeschooling using the free schedules suggested by Ambleside Online and Simply Charlotte Mason.
- Do at least four posts this week.
*Part of Financially Savvy Saturdays on brokeGIRLrich, and Racing Towards Retirement*