I'm doing very well, thank you for asking, and yes, I finally have a frugal week to share with you- it was a great week and it was a frugal week and it was fun and I hope you can all have a great frugal week- and I hope this coming well will be as accomplished as this last week was for our family.
Here's what we did to save money this past week:
My order of vanilla beans, from a wholesaler, so super cheap, arrived. Of course, I used it immediately to make ground vanilla to use in recipes.
Mike had a voucher for $15 to a few different stores that he got free. He took the voucher to one store that had a sale for buy one get one free, so got 2 cute, good quality, and stylish shirts for our buys, for $15... or rather, free. :-D 2 shirts for the price of... Free! Can't beat that!
I stocked up on bunch of cheap produce from the seconds store at the market.
I had a date with Ike and treated ourselves out to treats from the discounted coffee shop (gluten free and even paleo treats!)
I foraged lambsquarters, and then prepared them for myself for lunch one day.
Went to the zoo and brought along foods from home, so that I wouldn't have to buy while out. And since we have a zoo pass (bought for the kids as a gift, and for homeschooling use) it didn't cost us anything, so we just had a great family trip for free, essentially.
Made buckwheat porridge for breakfast.
Turned leftover rice and water from cooking gizzards into a yummy soup.
I made paleo pancakes for breakfast.
Made paleo porridge for breakfast another day.
I made homemade coconut milk, and then made homemade coconut flour with the pulp left from making coconut milk.
I made a dairy free cheese sauce (Paleo approved) to make a tuna casserole type dish.
Anneliese and Ike and I foraged lemons and apples.
I made homemade pina colada ice cream.
I made homemade freeze pops for the kids.
I made 3 batches of soup from the same beef bones.
I turned bruised and leftover apples into a mock apple pie type dish.
I cooked up salmon heads for supper.
What did you do to save money this past week? Any accomplishments you're especially proud of?