I have had the bad cold (with fever) that's been going around. To get well ASAP, I have been resting a lot. That means fewer trips out of the house. When I do get energy, I use it for showers, dishes, or laundry.
I still have to go to work (temp job with no benefits, mostly in secluded office), but I've been taking the bus (free with work ID) and bringing my lunch. Sometimes lunch is canned ravioli--not as cheap or healthy as my own cooking, but much cheaper than going out, even to a $2 place.
I've also been working on a new kind of price list. I made a list of just staples--things I use repeatedly and that can all fit on one page. I am confirming which of the stores I visit sell each thing the cheapest. Then I will make a new copy of that list organized by store so I can stock up on appropriate things. Two things motivated me to do this. One is that I found out that my old sources for shade-grown chocolate chips and cocoa are, by far, no longer the best-priced or tastiest options. The other is that a Trader Joe's has just opened in my town--and they have the best price for growth-hormone-free dairy items and organic salad. When I'm done, I will have a smaller, easier-to-maintain list that should help me better keep up with the times.