Another thrifty week. I had some cooked turkey in the freezer and rustled up a turkey and leek bake that fed us for two days. I cooked some brisket on Sunday that gave us Sunday lunch and two more meals. I hardly had to touch the meal plan and there’s plenty left in the freezer for other days.
I managed to dry all the laundry either outside or on the clothes racks this year. I’ve been really careful with water and we’ve been consciously frugal with water. Our water, in our region, is the most expensive in the U.K. and we have to ration it but we’ve reduced our bill by a third by just being careful. This means I’ve been able to reduce the monthly direct debit and move the difference into savings.
A tiny saving, but a saving nonetheless, is our foil scrimping. I reuse the foil I had over the toasting joint and then wrapped my sandwichs all week. When the foil runs out, we use the cheapest foil, that doesn’t even have a box and refill. I don’t find any difference between the cheapest foil and any other.
We’ve heated ourselves with our wood stove and used water we’ve heated on top to wash the dishes.
Friday night was all about the fake away. Egg fried rice and sweet and sour chicken. I had chicken on the menu plan that became our Friday night treat.
The frugal fast ended and I’ve done some Christmas shopping, found the best deal I could and paid for home insurance renewal and topped up my work wardrobe with two new tops for £8. I spent all of my £40 spending budget this week on groceries, clothes and a couple of Christmas presents.
Love Froogs xxxx