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  1. Nov freezer challenge week 2

    by , 11-05-2009 at 11:25 AM (Living Frugal, Not Cheap)
    I found chili and lamb in the freezer this week and have added it to the list.

    In just 2 weeks I have used all or some of 12 different items, putting me 1/3 of the way through my challenge.

    For next week's menu:

    pot pie (puff pastry and filling)
    pizza (sauce, sausage)
    chicken breast
    mushroom swiss burgers (uses 'shrooms from pizza)

    The tally so far:

    bbq ribs gone
    lamb for gyros
    puff ...

    Updated 11-07-2009 at 03:49 PM by Contrary Housewife

  2. Shaping up

    by , 11-04-2009 at 07:27 PM
    My Christmas gifts are showing signs of coming together--at least I think so. Also, my food plan and budget is way ahead so far. Now if I can keep up this momentum and knit myself to death, I'll be rolling toward December !!
  3. 11 3 09

    by , 11-04-2009 at 12:44 AM
    I did very poorly on my daily goals this month. I am working on drinking more water. I did get much more organized in the office. The house is cleaner and needing much less work and more maintaining. Tonight I am going to pay property taxes for a bunch of properties. The workers have begun the house in Canton. I have a guy doing the sofit and spouting and will be done in the next week. I am waiting for the mortgage company to come and look at the work completed on the main house so they will release ...
  4. November's first grocery trip

    by , 11-03-2009 at 11:43 PM

    Frozen sweet cherries (on sale) $3.49
    Frozen mixed fruit $4.15
    Frozen sugar snap peas (on sale) $1.99
    Frozen peas (2 bags on sale) $3.58
    Organic arugula blend salad $3.99
    Organic baby lettuce salad $3.99
    Organic herb salad $3.99
    Tilapia (fresh, they mischarged me 5.99/lb for "raw shrimp" but I didn't notice it until I got home. It should have been $8.99/lb!) $6.41
    Dog treats (2 bags) (on sale) $9.98
    Plastic ...
  5. Woohoo !

    by , 11-03-2009 at 08:53 PM
    I managed some savings at the grocery store and was able to conserve my budget while beginning a meager starter stockpile. Baby steps, baby steps. I'm getting so much info and tips from the forums and by this time next year, I'll be priding myself on what I've done. Phooey, I'm already pumped !!