I went to a Poundland today to pick up some cleaning products and broke my frugal fast. It’s the cheapest place to buy knee highs that I wear under my trousers at work. They’ll keep me going until Christmas.
Whilst I was there, I bought four baskets to fill with little gifts for Christmas presents. They’re the size of shoe boxes. They’ll be filled with small items and treats that I’ve bought over the weeks. Last year, I put everything into a box and then wrapped the box and I thought I’d make a bit more effort this year. Also, the recipients can use the baskets afterwards. So, work hosiery and Christmas gifts and £6 over spend.
Other than that, it’s been a very thrifty weekend. I bulk cooked, cleaned the house, cut the lawn, laundery done washed and dried outside, did a budget shop in Aldi, worked on my current quilt and bulk cooked for the week ahead.
I made bolognaise sauce, ham and bean soup. I didn’t have any haricot beans so I just rinsed the sauce off supermarket baked beans.
I baked potatoes that’ll go in the fridge for the week and just get reheated.
I have soup for every day at work and two more portions in the freezer. Chicken casserole which is tastier than it looks. I also slow cooked some pork to slice when cold.
Everything has been bagged up and will go into the freezer. Nothing more exciting than that. The house is clean and there’s meals in the freezer.
It’s all about saving money, even if I broke my fast.
Love Froogs xxxx