It’s Frugal Friday: A recap of how we frugal-ed our way through the week so that we have more money to put towards our financial goals. Our mission: Live WELL, On LESS Money.
What We Ate this Week:
Tuesday: Tortellini & Spinach Soup
Wednesday: Spaghetti night
Thursday: Thanksgiving. Gobble, Gobble. My mother hosted her side of the family. Everyone chips in though, but my mom and two aunts cook the bulk of the food. I was asked to bring drinks, so I got off easy with prep, and I wasn’t complaining.
Friday: Soup and grilled cheese night
Saturday: I am roasting a turkey for my family, mostly for the leftovers, but also so the 4 of us can sit down as a family for a big meal. Life is so hectic for us during the school week, and dinner is sadly, on the go. We’re going to take the time and enjoy a family night.
Got turkey leftovers: 20 Recipes for Turkey Leftovers and if you’re sick of turkey, it freezes really well–how-to details in the post.
How We Saved this Week:
We started a family tradition years ago of going to a Christmas tree farm to buy a fresh tree. It’s been a fun outing, but my husband and I discussed it and this year, we will be using the artificial tree that is in our attic. I was afraid our kids were going to freak out, but they really didn’t care. As much as I love the smell and the look of a fresh tree, this will save us around $70.
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3. Are there many teachers, coaches, bus drivers, etc on your gift list, here’s 10 Ways to Thank a Teacher during the Holidays
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How did you live frugally this week? Please share your tips in the comments.