Frugal Accomplishments This Week

Sorry this is a day late, but I've been so overtired and overworked lately that I didn't get around to posting this yesterday.

This past week I was so proud of myself. I managed to do some super cool frugal things, despite lots going on here. For example- I cloth diapered- for 2.5 days straight! Actually, it happened because I ran out of disposable diapers, and I was simply too busy to go run to the grocery store to get more, so I used the cloth diapers we already had at home, and was able to do so since I finally caught up with laundry. And then even once I went out and bought disposable diapers, I still kept on using cloth for another day- so that is something I feel proud of.

So, here's what else my family did to save money this past week:

Free Things:
Got potatoes that someone was going to toss (perfectly good potatoes).
Got free cucumbers, beets, grapefruits, and eggplant from the farmer's market, as well as a free fish head.
Got a free silicon cake pan from a friend.
Got some free hair accessories from a friend who was decluttering.
Got some free past prime apples.

Frugal Shopping:
Bought super cheap produce from the market- some at 13 cents a pound, and a few other very cheap salmon heads.
My iherb order arrived.
Picked up my bulk order of spices, raisins, and pineapple.

Frugal In The Kitchen:
Made From Scratch
Made some homemade kombucha.
Made ground cooked gizzards, ground chicken, and ground raw gizzard- a super cheap ground beef sub- in my new grinder- and then turned the ground gizzard into shepherd's pie.
Made fermented beet salad out of 12 cent a pound beets- frugal probiotics!
Made some paleo tahini bread.
Made a gluten free vegan marble cake.
Frugal Cooking
Made chicken broth with chicken bones and chicken carcasses
Revamped leftover rice and chicken drippings into chicken rice soup.
Cooked salmon heads for supper.
Took wilty cucumbers that were a bit bitter, salted them and made them into a tasty Asian cucumber salad.

What did you do to save money this past week?

Penniless Parenting

Mommy, wife, writer, baker, chef, crafter, sewer, teacher, babysitter, cleaning lady, penny pincher, frugal gal

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