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That's More Like It

January 22nd, 2017 at 02:01 am

My grocery bill, that is. I scoured the ads, gathered the paper coupons and clipped the e-coupons. I made the meal plan for the week, inventoried the fridge and the freezer, and came in at $36.61 Hooray! We have become VERY good at eating it all. Veggie burgers last night with the tail end of a bag of frozen fries, crudites and dip. We're finishing off the ginger cake too. Tonight was pork tenderloin with onion marmalade, rice pilaf and some lovely fresh green beans. Lunch is the rolling inventory of leftovers.

Other tasks today included running into the university to copy my course calendars and spending an hour dejunking and rearranging the office. I donated five older textbooks to the book donation box, re shelved others, and pitched more piles of papers. Our office is still a disgrace as the university lacks the cash for repainting it. We checked the records, and it hasn't been painted in 27 years. We have ugly water-stained ceiling tiles, but we are about # 9782 to have them replaced. Perhaps in the spring my office mate and I will repaint it ourselves. In the meantime, I'm trying to scrounge plants and hang some more artwork.

Very inspired today by the women's marches around the world. We are mighty.

12 Responses to “That's More Like It”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    That is a fantastic grocery bill! I don't know that we will end up that frugal this week, although I do have a lot of soup in the freezer, so it will be better than usual.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Lots of coupons and deals, CCF!

  3. scottish girl Says:

    That is brilliant!

  4. alice4now Says:

    Way to get things done!

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Did you make the onion marmalade? I had onion jam at a restaurant not long ago, and it was delicious!

  6. My English Castle Says:

    CB--I always bring two or three jars home from the UK. All my usual grocery stores there have it. This year we all had clunky suitcases with onion marmalade and my DH's favorite orange marmalade. I have made it in the past, but it's a project. We also use it as part of our usual sausages and mash dinners.

  7. snafu Says:

    Wow! sounds like you've got the meal plan under control for uber frugal management. How is the family responding to your thrifty ways?

  8. MonkeyMama Says:

    Way to go!

  9. rob62521 Says:

    Yowza! What a great job on the groceries!

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sounds like you're doing well!

  11. scottish girl Says:

    I don't think I've ever bought onion marmalade. You're doing great!

  12. My English Castle Says:

    Snafu--Thanks for asking. DH is fine with it. He has cut back on everything--I think he's a bit worried. DD has been making some pocket money babysitting but otherwise I think she'd be chafing a bit. I just have not been buying food treats like I often do, but have been baking more to make up for it.

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