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Cooler Weather, Food & Amazon

August 2nd, 2017 at 11:16 am

We have been having cooler weather and much, much lower humidity here the last few days. I can tell our air conditioners are running far less. Maybe this will translate into a lower bill next month. This month was $240, which was $20 more than the month before. I really dislike such large bills like this, but this area and house seem to demand it.

I used up the hoisin sauce last night when I stir fried some vegetables for dinner. I used up the feta cheese and kalamata olives in a quinoa salad I made for lunch. Those last two items were not in my original July list. Here is what is still left from my July list:

1 c. brown rice
2-3 c. white rice
1 can tuna
1/2 bottle of Herb & Garlic marinade
1/2 bottle of barbecue sauce
nearly full jar of tahini

I'm going to toss the marinade. We are eating less meat right now with my husband away. And I really don't like the ingredients in it. Next up to use is the tahini. I have chickpeas, lemons, (need garlic), and olive oil to make humus!

Our Amazon Prime membership just renewed. I did consider stopping it, but my husband does use the free music and we do buy things online from them. I am using my Swagbucks to earn Amazon gift cards, so I would like the 2 day shipping! In the end I knew we were using it, just a good idea to be sure you are before a $99 charge renews right? Oh, and I often take advantage of their Kindle First books each month.

4 Responses to “Cooler Weather, Food & Amazon”

  1. patientsaver Says:

    I'm a longtime Amazon customer, including Prime.

    I earn $20 worth of Amazon gift cards each month thru the credit card forum I participate in so it makes sense for me to keep the Prime, too. And now I have a Prime CC. I watch TV thru Prime every night.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    I'd say you use the Prime so it warrants keeping it.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    You're doing so great using up the food! I'm now thinking about going through the dry goods and non-perishables in our kitchen and asking everyone to use up or toss them before we buy more snacks and staples. Even that stuff can get stale after a while, so it might be a good time to do that while I'm on a roll of using up produce & perishables.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I listen to Prime music at work, and have been watching Downton Abbey this last week (I somehow missed season 5 and 6!)

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