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?

Penniless Parenting

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


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  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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