If it’s all right with you guys, I’m going to keep the Couponing To Somewhere title, even though last week I revealed where we’re heading. It’s grown on me!
I woke up this morning to two little faces (a Miss Bongo face and a Finn-the-cat face) inches from mine.
“Mama, I’m hungry.”
“Well I’m sleepy. Go away.”
Unfortunately, this has never, ever, in the history of Miss Bongo, worked. She just hangs around telling me she needs food until I feed her. Sigh. Mr. Drum was already gone, because apparently he had an early engagement, so I was on my own. I had to feed the beast despite my bleary-eyed half zombie morning shuffle.
What does she want? Waffles. Mickey Waffles, specifically. Because of course she does. Thankfully, waffles are one of the easiest freezer meals to make out there, and I just so happen to have a bag in the freezer. Thirty seconds later (fifteen on each side) she’s got breakfast. Mom win!
If you don’t make foods ahead, I would highly recommend it. Making and freezing my own waffles saves me from having big, bulky boxes of frozen waffles from the store clogging up my freezer space- and they taste better too, in my humble opinion. Not to mention, waffles are so cheap to make at home! I often try to do bigger batches of cupcakes or muffins to capitalize on an already hot oven and they freeze beautifully. You can also prep and freeze fruit for quick smoothies- and of course, there are thousands of “crockpot dump recipes” out there where you prep an entire meal to be thrown in the crockpot in the morning. The freezer meal game is almost limitless..and so are the budget savings that come with it!
As couponing and earning goes- whew, it was a rough week out there y’all! I’m going to have to up my game, or we’re going to have to walk to the West Coast! You gotta just hitch up your britches and get ready for next week though, because there will be times the savings/earnings are lean. This is why it’s important to start saving early!
2020 West Coast Trip Goal: $4000
June 30th to July 6th
Total earned this week: $56.88
Fund Total from last post: $797.72
Current Fund Total: $854.60
Only $3145.40 to go!