I feel like it’s been forever since I wrote one of these!
1. I made rice pudding to use up leftover rice.
I just simmer cooked rice, cinnamon, milk, and a bit of cream together to make it. My girls love to eat this sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
It’s usually gone in the space of an hour or two, so no rice waste here!
2. I made French toast with marked-down bread.
On a recent grocery trip, I picked up a loaf of French bread from the day-old, 50% off rack. I had no use for it at that moment, but I like to throw these in the freezer for future French-toast-making days.
3. I used some coupons while clothes-shopping for Mr. FG.
On our last date night, we needed to buy a few things for him, and before we left, I grabbed some coupons from my little stash on the side of the fridge. We got $10 off shoes at DSW and 20% off at Kohl’s.
I’m not a big grocery couponer, thanks to Aldi, but I do save some non-grocery coupons when they show up in my mailbox.
I just use them when I need something, so I don’t end up redeeming them all. But I use enough of them to make it worth my while to save ’em.
4. I bought a Christmas present for one of my girls with a coupon.
I can’t say more than that because all three of them are subscribed to my blog. Hi, girls!
5. I made dermatologist check-up appointments before the end of the year.
Right now, our deductible is satisfied but come January, everything resets. We have a high-deductible plan, so that means things cost a lot out of pocket for a while once a new year starts.
For the moment, though, things are very cheap, and happily, I was able to get a dermatologist appointment scheduled for Mr. FG and me before the end of December.
(Just the usual look-at-all-the-moles-to-see-if-they-are-normal check. )