Saturday, June 21, 2014
A busy Saturday!
Back to collect kidlet, then as we traveled back home, I made 2 stops: Aldi for a jug of milk and 2 rolls of fzn ground turkey. I spent $5.37.
Final stop: Dollar Tree (same shopping plaza) for 2 bags of tater tots and 4 boxes of dish washer powder. Although I e-mailed Finish company's website, I never heard back. I am planning on using the watery Finish to scrub out toilet bowls and just be done with it. It was gifted to me, so no financial loss directly, just bummed that it's a waste product, and leaves grit all over the dishes that I end up handwashing or running through a second time-now THAT is not very frugal. What is frugal, is the awesome D/W detergent above. Works awesome and at $1/box, I'll keep using it.
Once home, I set to making lunch:
I checked my e-mail and learned the the organic CSA sent out a news bite to all members to come on over and pick a freebie pint of strawberries. I went over there, and did just that, also taking the opportunity to get more free range, organic eggs (thinking Sunday bfst).
This afternoon found me in the kitchen:
Unexpected big project: 52 good sized, Italian meatballs, cooling off, and soon to be packaged in 6 meal sized prortions for the freezer (plus a baggie with just 4). I spent $10.64 on the 4 lbs of meat used. This averages out to $1.77/meal for the meat (not including the additional ingredients used to make the meatballs). Meat has gotten so expensive. I'd be foolish not to pick up the marked downs and make some frozen assets, especially with my upcoming surgery, which will put my hand out of commission.