To be honest it's not been a frugal few months here. Yes, I chose to go on holiday but I'm counting that as a health choice (physical and mental well being). And I loved it so I'm not going to beat myself up about the cost. This week Emma needed a small operation to remove a nasty cyst above her eye.
She's no longer insured (for a variety of reasons) so that was £336 on top of recent vet bills (£219) to get her itchy infected ears under control. Good job she's worth it! She is looking rather sorry for herself as she has to keep the collar on for another 5 days because she scratched her stitches. Bad dog!
Luckily I had enough money saved to cover my holiday and vet bills. But as the title says I need to tighten my belt and build up my savings again. So, to avoid going to the supermarket I made do with what was in my cupboard and freezer to make some meals for the coming week. I made vegetable chilli with dumplings in my new Crockpot. Truthfully it wasn't great (esp the dumplings!) but I've got 4 more meals of it to use up. I've also got a couple of frozen cod fillets in the freezer to use up so that's this week's dinners sorted.
The dumplings were a bit solid even for GF ones.
I made a big pot of soup so that's my lunches sorted. Breakfast will be porridge as the weather is too cold for overnight oats now. Every morning I make a big pot for me, Emma and the chickens!! 🐔
I get paid this week (it's been a long 5 week month!!) so I'll be able to do a big shop at the end of the week. I've been stuck in a rut of just doing stir fries for my evening meal so if anyone has any good cheap meal ideas I'm all ears.