Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Frugal Accomplishments This Past Week

Oh my, it seems like I'm getting worse and worse at keeping track of my frugal accomplishments, and posting about them each week. I need to start tracking these every day so that I actually have something to share at the end of the week...
But honestly-  I'm not sure if it's simply that I've been slacking in the frugal department, or slacking in the tracking department... because it doesn't look like much is on my latest list of frugal accomplishments...

So, here's what I remember that got done this past week to save money in our household:

Frugal Shopping:
I'd ordered shoes for my kids from NextDirect.com, and they arrived this week- sandals for the boys and smart shoes for my daughters. All cheaper than the cheapo quality stuff locally, but high quality items.
I ordered some clothing for myself and Mike from Next as well.
My order of prescription sunglasses and glasses arrived from ZenniOptical.com- I'm very happy! Mike saw mine and wanted to order prescription sunglasses as well, and since shipping abroad costs the same no matter how many pairs you order, my neighbor and I ordered together, to split our shipping costs to save money.
I bought chicken breast on sale.
Mike bought some cleaning supplies on sale.
Mike foraged rosemary and made it into tea.

Mike and I did some DIY plumbing work.
Made an "I Spy in a Bottle" game.

Frugal in the Kitchen
Made buckwheat porridge for breakfast.
Mixed up some tahini milk.
I had some lettuce that had gotten frozen, and some potatoes that needed to be used up, so I chucked that together in a pressure cooker (yes, I was cooking with previously frozen lettuce) with a package of cheap chicken wings and some homemade curry powder, cooked it up, and I had a delicious Indian style dish from something that otherwise would have been thrown out.
I made some homemade zaatar spice mix.
I used homemade jam as a marinade for chicken in place of the called for honey or duck sauce in a specific recipe.
I used red lentils to make a bolognese type sauce.
I had chicken broth with a whole chicken, then repurposed the chicken into a chicken roll (recipe to come) so I ended up getting 4 meals from that one chicken.
Made homemade kombucha.
Made two types of homemade jello.

What did you do to save money this past week?

1 comment:

  1. why don't you do this recap monthly instead of weekly? It would be so much less of a pressure on you and create a broader overview as well


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