Saving Money–November 27, 2016


We had a lovely Thanksgiving.  Then, we had a lot of family fun for the rest of the weekend.

We are still cruising on leftovers from the holiday.  We still have several things left that we will use for lunches tomorrow and dinner tomorrow night.  I also have more than enough groceries left from all the shopping I did before the holiday that I don’t need to buy any for a few days–even milk and eggs.  One of the great things I was able to buy was a big carton of 5 dozen eggs for $4.05.  I made deviled eggs for Thanksgiving

I froze quite a bit of turkey in smaller baggies for use in casseroles, soups, and sandwiches.  I boiled the bones of the turkey and got over 12 pints.  I froze those for later.  I also used some of the home-made broth in stuffing, and made a soup already.  I used the crock pot so we would have a meal last night when we returned from our family outing.

Although we went to several family events over the week, we chose to eat out only once.  Otherwise, we packed food with us or ate before and after the events.


My sister treated us all to a train ride.  We had a great week with a visit to a museum, Thanksgiving, the train ride, skating, dinner, and the Singing Christmas Tree.  We are happy, but a bit tired, and I am looking forward to a nice week of my regular schedule.  I do need to put my mind and get working on  Christmas.  We were able to make a good, simple plan and now know what we want to get for people.  It should not be difficult.  Now, if we could find as easy of a solution for the problem of where we should put the Christmas tree!


6 thoughts on “Saving Money–November 27, 2016”

  1. Becky, I enjoy how you save and use so many things to care for your family. especially the meals you plan. My tummy rumbles when you picture your delicious food. Your new home is lovely, too.

    1. Thank you. I hope to carve out some time to post a few recipes one of these days. I have a couple that I just need to make a couple of more times to make sure they are right–especially the Brazilian cheese rolls.

  2. We spent 6 months looking for a downsize house this year and the Christmas tree question was one I considered in each house along with my baby grand piano. Maybe we never found a house because I was overthinking the whole thing!

  3. Yes getting Christmas resituated for the new house will take some thinking. I put my tree up in a different place and, surprisingly, I like it. It is a table top tree so I was prepared to move it if I wasn’t happy.

    1. Barbara,
      I have considered a table-top tree, as well. I’m still not sure what I’m doing, but I think we will spend some time on it this weekend–otherwise, there’s not much time left to enjoy the decorations!

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