Every week I share five frugal things that I’ve done during that week just to show you that the small things you do all add up to a great frugal lifestyle where you can learn to live a fabulously frugal life.
1) Did you see Sunday’s batch cooking triumph?
I won’t go into too much detail as I write a whole post about it on Monday but basically, I spent some time on Sunday batch cooking this week’s meals. I made all sorts and at one point I had something in the oven, something cooking on the hob and the Instant Pot and slow cooker doing their thing on the counter.
2) I discovered the bulk buy aisle in my local Tesco and bought 12 tins of baked beans for £5 which makes each tin about 40p.
I also bought 30 cans of Pepsi Max for £7.50 which is a great deal and makes me feel a bit better about my Pepsi Max addiction.
I usually pop to Costco once a month to stock up on the things I use in bulk but aside from the fact I haven’t had chance to go this month, I think both of these deals are cheaper than I’d get at Costco anyway.
3) I finally found some time to go through the freezers and list everything we had in there. I used to do this quite regularly but it’s just been so busy that I’ve just not had time to do it lately so I’ve been trying to keep track in my head which never works well.
I feel so much more organised now and I’m pleased that I had more in than I thought I did which will make next week’s meal plan cheaper hopefully.
4) I used some leftover chicken from last week’s Sunday dinner to make what I planned to be a soup but ended up as more of a pasta kind of dish. It made the perfect lunch for Monday at work!
I basically added the leftover chicken to some water and added a chicken stock cube along with some onion, garlic and chilli. Once it was simmering, I added in some orzo pasta and left it to simmer until the pasta was cooked.
I know I could have added in more liquid to make it soupier but it smelled amazing and I didn’t want to mess with it so I left it as it was and it was perfect! Also free on Slimming World if anyone is interested. 😉
5) I realised that my Paypal debit card gives me 0.5% cashback which means that if I use that for my purchases whenever I can then I’m going to get some cash back in my account each month.
Not a huge amount admittedly but it’s better in my pocket than not!
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