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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Frugal Accomplishments This Week

Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of...
The Price is Right!

Oh wait- wrong show.

But not exactly.

The price was right for all the things mentioned below- because they were either cheap or free!

I had an awesomely frugal week this week; I feel like I'm getting back into the groove!
(And now I sound like a super dorky person living in the wrong decade... Haha.)


Anyhow, here's what we did to save money this past week in our house-
And no, no cloth diapers this week. Well, maybe one or two... I'm again way behind on laundry...



Foraging and Gardening
Foraged olive leaves and made them into tea.
Picked broccoli leaves, loquats, and asparagus from a friend's garden.

Free Things
Got a bunch of someone's gluten free leftovers because no one in their family who can eat the food is willing to eat leftovers.
Got some homemade olive oil from my mom's tree.
Mike picked up some sheets, clothes, and a handbag leftover from a swap where he works.

Frugal Shopping
Ordered cheap shoes for myself and kids online.
Bought a bunch of chicken and turkey gizzards on sale.

Frugal in the Kitchen:
Made lentil curry for supper.
Revamped lentil curry into lentil chicken soup.
Used foraged lambsquarters in a veggie/sardine (bought on super sale) stir fry.
Took a bunch of super soft produce and cooked them up- once into the veggie/sardine stir fry, and once into a chicken/veggie stir fry.
Used leftover rice and broken rice cakes to make porridge for breakfast.
Made milkshakes with past prime produce for breakfast another day.
Made watermelon rind salad.
Cooked up turkey and chicken gizzards bought on sale, froze them in meal size portions, then used the broth they were cooked in to make a Thai style soup.
Made From Scratch
Made avocado based creamy salad dressing- auto-immune paleo diet friendly.
Made homemade coconut milk.
Ground a lot of gluten free flours.
Made gluten free vegan refined sugar free pumpkin pie entirely from scratch.
Made homemade gluten free vegan refined sugar free chocolate cake.

Other
Put together the Ikea couch we ordered entirely by myself so I didn't have to pay extra for assembly.


So- what did you do to save money this week? Anything you're particularly proud of?

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