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Happy Halloween and my magic number is FOUR!

October 31st, 2020 at 10:21 pm

Happy halloween all!  All my little grand-gobblins will be out and about tonight.  Ive received pictures of their costumes and theyre all so adorable!

I usually spend Halloween at home, with a toasty fire enjoying one of the scary shows.  We live in the country and homes are at least 2 acres apart, so we dont get trick or treaters here, although I do have some candy in the fridge left over from when the hub was last home that I can hand out if anyone shows up.

I've been putzin around the house, continuing to declutter and have a fire in the wood stove.  (My house was hanging around 60-61 all morning, so I thought it was a good day to warm things up.)

I've decided that 4 days is about how long I enjoy eating the same soup for lunch or dinner, or sometimes both.  I am enjoying the beef barley soup that I made on Wednesday, but was not as excited about it today as I was on Wednesday.  Its still very flavorful, so I froze the remaining and pulled out the leftover red bean soup for tomorrow and Monday.  Looks like about 2 bowls left...may be able to get 3.  I also pulled out half a chicken breast to thaw.  Its huge, so I should be able to get 2-3 meals out of it when added with some quinoa and greenbeans. I had planned on restocking this weekend, but now that Ive done inventory, I don't need anything. I have all the fixins still for pinto beans and split pea soup.  And I have plenty of ingredients for fresh bread, several cans of green beans, ample amount of quinoa, and a weeks worth of breakfast supplies(yogurt, blue berries, granola) I am opting out of going shopping this week.  (This is a rarity for me, I must be getting more serious about reducing my food expenses!)

I sat down this morning and started caluculating cost per serving of things like coffee and other drinks, snacks, how much a round trip to town costs, etc.  Its very enlightening.  For instance, gas to run to town is about 3.45 per trip.  Knowing this, I will start being more purposeful about those trips.   I have very recently decided to resign from my job early, as in Jan 4th.  This means, I will need to start frugal living sooner than thought.  But thats ok- I am comfortable with this decision, and it needs to happen.  

I hope you all have a safe evening.. Can you believe NOVEMBER is HERE??


2 Responses to “Happy Halloween and my magic number is FOUR!”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I eat pretty much the same soup for lunch every weekday, with slight variations. (a bag of frozen squash/carrots/broccoli, sometime lima beans, sometime green beans, a bag of spinach or kale, a bag of frozen onion/pepper mix) I don't get tired of it at all. Some weeks it seems to be better than others, although I'm not totally sure why. Smile
    This will be my first Halloween at home in a long time. I usually go to a church event to help out, but won't be doing that this year. No candy for giving out here though.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Our magic number must be two because after that I freeze the soup. Then pull it out a week or so later. Fortunately DH loves different soups so we have a variety.

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