Monday, June 15, 2015

Frugal Accomplishments This Week

Howdy! I know, a little belated- I was out yesterday, so didn't have the change to get this up... Here's where I share frugality in action.

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

Frugal In The Kitchen:
Made lentil "meat sauce" to eat over rice.
Turned leftover rice and mashed rice cakes into porridge.
Made date nut rolls.
Butchered 3 whole chickens.
Made a chilled cantaloupe soup from cantaloupes that weren't so delicious plain.
Used a watermelon that I got free, whose texture wasn't great, to make a chilled watermelon gazpacho.
Made homemade gluten free pizza pies.
Cooking From Scratch:
Made homemade ketchup.
Rendered chicken fat.
Made homemade mayo.
Made homemade almond/cashew milk (after discovering that cashew milk was a relatively frugal choice) and then used the leftover pulp to make cookies.

Free Things:
Got a water cooler from neighbors who were about to toss it, aka dumpster diving before it hit the dumpster.
Dumpster dove a bunch of girls clothes for Anneliese, and some clothes for me as well.
Got a package of rice paper from a friend who bought some and didn't like them.
Got a bunch of chicken scraps free from the butcher.

Frugal Shopping:
Ordered some things from Vitacost, after price comparing with iherb to see where the best deals were, once shipping was factored in.
Stocked up on turkey gizzards at a very low price, since it is the cheapest meat option out there.

Foraged olive leaves for tea

What did you do to save money this past week? Anything you're particularly proud of?


  1. Can you please post the recipe for lentil "meat sauce"? Sounds delicious!

  2. I have accomplished nothing frugal this week personally; when I'm overtired, I just try to keep on top of things. But your own week is inspiring !


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