Saturday, February 2, 2013

Weekly Spending Report: 01/27-02/02/2013

Here's this week's spending totals...
  • Monday's Shopper's Trip (1 box Baking Mix): Zero oop, used gift card to pay
  • Thursday's ALDI Trip (2 dozen Eggs, and 3 cans Chili Diced Tomatoes): $5.07 oop
  • Thursday Giant Trip: Zero oop, cashed in coins for a gift card, and used that to pay
  • Friday's Dollar Tree Trip: $16.92 oop (used $3.50 in coupons!)
  • Saturday's Shopper's Trip (2 newspapers, PB, and Doritos): $11.98 oop

Total OOP: $33.97 - I LOVE gift cards!

Frugal Finds Friday: Slower Cooker Beans

I have discovered the joys of freezer cooking, and I am finding new ways to get food into the freezer without a lot of work.  Cooking beans in the crock-pot is not only cheaper than buying canned, but healthier as well, and so easy!
I sorted 3 cups dried Pinto Beans, and washed them thoroughly.
I put them in the crock-pot with enough water to cover them, plus a little more, and a little salt. 
I let them cook on low for 8 hours, and then let them cool until I could touch the crock.
I measured the beans out into freezer bags, by the cup, I ended up with 5-1 cup bags for the freezer (which equals about 5 cans), plus 2 cups to use in my 2 lbs of taco meat.
Healthy, easy, and FRUGAL!

What kind of frugal finds did you discover this week?

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