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Frugal Things from the Long Weekend and Our Meal Plan

February 16th, 2015 at 04:29 pm

Frugal Things from the Long Weekend:

1. We used a coupon at Baskin Robbins and got another to replace it.

2. I did 3 hours of continuing education online for free.

3. We all went out to eat on Friday, but D and F went to a local burger place (it's really awesome apparently, but I can't have the burger or the bun). I went with a friend (she took me out to lunch so it was free for me!

4. We spent nothing on entertainment. On Friday F and I hung out. On Saturday, we helped her with a school project (it's a video and was super fun to make except that I am the worst actress ever). On Saturday night F and I went down to Albuquerque with her friend (it was me, the mom and six girls) to see Cirque de Soleil. Completely mind-blowing! And the family covered all of the tickets. I drove three of the girls, and we had so much fun in the car (all six girls were amazing). Then the girls went out to dinner, and D and I went somewhere nearby (it was Valentine's Day after all - spent $40 on a very nice dinner) and then went back to the other restaurant and hung out with everyone. On Sunday we filmed the other half of the video for F's project (I still can't act; there's even a blooper roll at the end that is basically me losing it; F decided to include that). And today F went to the gym with me.

5. Had a very inexpensive grocery shopping week for us. Very happy because friends are coming into town on Friday, and either we'll eat out or host them.

Our menu plan this week:
- pasta with turkey balls
- baked potatoes with broccoli
- quesadillas with guacamole
- frittata with spinach and cheese
- chipotle chicken stew from the freezer with a salad
- sundried tomato and cheese cornbread with salad


3 Responses to “Frugal Things from the Long Weekend and Our Meal Plan”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Would you mind sharing your recipe for sun-dried tomato and cheese cornbread?

  2. Buendia Says:

    Of course! this is recipe:
    http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-double-corn-bread-with-52538

    It's new; I haven't tried it yet

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    I LOVE Cirque! My sister and I are on a quest to see them all...lol

    Which show did you see?

    Glad you had fun! Smile

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