My husband was able to get a ride home from church after his meeting on Sunday so that we were able to ride together to church instead of taking 2 vehicles, saving us money on gas.
This week I made a meal with lentils for the first time. Unfortunately, it wasn't a big hit at my house. I will be looking for more lentil recipes to try since I now have 8 cups of cooked lentils in my freezer!
I cooked a whole chicken in the crockpot and made overnight crock pot chicken broth. I used the leftover chicken and chicken broth to make Chicken and Rice Soup and we also had chicken quesadillas and chicken sandwiches with the leftover chicken.
I found Nivea Lip Butter on sale at Walmart for $1.74 each and used the $3.00 Nivea lip care coupon from Sunday's paper. I paid $.24 each! I was also really excited to find bags of slightly browned bananas on sale for $.89/bag. The bag I brought home had 12 bananas in it! I made chocolate chip banana muffins and will freeze the bananas that I'm not able to use up quickly.
Our children made their dad Valentine's Day cards and I wrote him a Soap Love Note for Valentine's Day. Instead of eating out, I made a Valentine's Day meal at home and made one of his favorite desserts, Hot Fudge Cake.
We took the sleds out to the back yard for sledding. A storm brought almost a foot of snow this week!
In my mailbox: free Martha Stewart Living magazine.
Our on-going savings:
**Wash laundry in cold water.
**Use online bill pay to pay our bills.
**Earn Swag Bucks for Amazon gift cards that I use to buy gifts.
**Earn Recyclebank points for gift cards, coupons and free magazine subscriptions.
**Husband takes lunch to work everyday.
**Turn lights off when not being used.
**Use scrap paper for notes and lists.
**Drive to town once a week for shopping and errands.
**Buy less cereal and eat oatmeal and other homemade breakfasts several times a week.
**Reuse plastic and paper shopping bags for small trash and recycling.
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