So, here's what we did in our home to try to save money these last two weeks:
Got a brand new hand me down dress for Anneliese (my neighbor was gifted it- something from the thrift store with the tags still on- but it was the wrong side for her kid but perfect for Anneliese).
Got a Phil and Ted's stroller from people spring cleaning.
Got a metal bowl from the dumpster.
Got some Asterix and Tintin comic books from the dumpster.
Got some asparagus, broccoli, and hyssop from my mom's garden.
Bought a brand new second hand dress for Rose (my friend bought it for her kid but it was way too small for her, perfect for Rose, so she sold it to me for half off its already cheap price).
Ordered shoes for my girls and sandals for my boys from NextDirect.com.
Bought some super discounted groceries in bulk.
Bought cheese on sale from the local grocery store- specialty cheeses for less than I usually pay per pound for non specialty cheeses.
Frugal In The Kitchen
Cooked up supper with a zucchini that Rose took bites out of.
Got some tomato sauce from my friend in which she had boiled meatballs and no longer needed, and used that to make a lentil based sauce for rice.
Chopped up and froze a bunch of veggies so they wouldn't spoil.
Had some sweet potatoes and carrots that froze, and since that makes them soggy and without the most enjoyable texture, in my opinion, I made them into a blended soup so the texture wasn't a problem at all.
Took some leftover kohlrabi and carrot salad, and mixed it with soft tomatoes, to make a sauce for fish.
Used leftover quinoa to make tuna patties.
Made From Scratch
Ground quinoa flour.
Made homemade vegan grain free almond meal crackers.
Made homemade gluten free brownies.
Made vegan grain free banana bread.
Made homemade vegan flax seed mayo.
Used leftover flax gel to make egg free coconut macaroons.
Made refined sugar free egg free grain free brownies.
Made homemade gravlax.
Made homemade egg free kofta kebabs.
Made homemade french fries.
Ike and Lee foraged redbud blossoms and ate them.
Mike foraged olive leaves and made them into tea.
Had a picnic BBQ in the woods near our house, with foraged wood.
What did you do to save money these past two weeks? Any particular frugal move of which you're especially proud?