Monday, July 27, 2015

Frugal Accomplishments This Week

Sorry for not getting around to posting this until now- here's my family's frugal accomplishments of this last week. No, we didn't so so much frugaling- it was super hot and we didn't really have much energy to do much other than veg out, so anything frugal that we did do, I consider a great accomplishment.

So, here's what we did to save money this past week in our household:

Stocked up on some things on extreme sale at a local factory outlet store- raw honey, chia seeds, quinoa, and carob powder.
Turned leftover chicken soup into a pureed soup.
I used my spiralizer a lot to make zucchini, cucumber, and beet "noodles".
I took some celery leaves I had lying around, and used it to make a delicious pesto.
A few meals I served fish heads as the protein.
I bought some more salmon heads at the market.
Also while at the market, I bought some cheap reduced rack stuff- apples, melon, zucchini, cucumbers, onions, kohlrabi, peaches, and some super cheap reduced rack Swiss chard and mint for 28 cents a pack, when it usually costs at least 4-5 times that, and a melon for 13 cents a pound.
I made kombucha including chia kombucha.
The kids foraged grapes.
The kids made grape juice from their foraged grapes.
I turned leftover chicken broth, and scraps from my spiralizing into a delicious soup.
I made carob covered nuts.
I made homemade tahini dressing.
I made raisin nut bars, Larabar style.

What did you do to save money this past week?


  1. Hi Penny,
    I love your site. I was wondering if you grow any of your own vegetables at home? I've only started doing a bit of gardening this year and I'm trying to get my little girl interested in it too.

    1. I would love to grow my own veggies. Alas I have no yard or even a porch of my own to use for growing veggies. When we move into our own home- 2 years from now or so- I really want to grow my own veggies.


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