I picked the rest of the carrots this week. We had a mild November, so I was able to leave the last of the carrots in the garden a little longer than I had planned.
We ate many turkey meals using the turkey that I roasted last week. We still have some left!
A few great deals I found this week were Halls Cough Drop bags for $.20 each at Rite Aid and Lysol Dininfecting Wipes, Cabot cheese, confectioners sugar and brown sugar for $1 each. The price for brown sugar is usually around $1.88 here, so I stocked up on brown sugar and bought enough confectioners sugar for birthday cakes and a batch or two of whoopie pies next year.
I have been trying to be more careful about food waste by freezing leftovers that I know I won't use right away, but our little freezer over the refrigerator is full. My husband and I are considering buying a freezer and putting it in the basement. It would be so nice to have when I make salsa and freezer jam and freeze produce from our garden. If we can find a good deal on one, we think this will be a good long term investment.
Our on-going savings:
**Freeze leftovers that I won't use right away.
**Set the thermostat to 62 degrees at night and 66 degrees during the day.
**Wash laundry in cold water.
**Use online bill pay to pay our bills.
**Earn Swag Bucks for gift cards that I use to buy gifts.
**Earn Recyclebank points for gift cards, coupons and free magazine subscriptions.
**Earn Bing Rewards points for gift cards, Hulu Plus subscription, Skype credits, etc.
**Husband takes lunch to work everyday.
**Turn lights off when not being used.
**Use scrap paper for notes and lists.
**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.