Frugal Accomplishments This Past Week

Hey there all, howzit going?
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?

Penniless Parenting

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


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  1. Just stumbled across your blog-- this motivates me to document my frugal accomplishment each week. They're small now but I think that once I start seeing little improvements I'll be motivated to keep going on my frugal living journey.

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