Frugal Accomplishments

Homemade vegan mayo

It's been a while since I did one of these frugal accomplishment lists, but I find them fun, and I hope you do too! Additionally, I sometimes feel like I am failing at being frugal, but then when I look over my list I get reminded that I'm not doing such a bad job.

Recent Frugal Accomplishments

Frugal Shopping
  • Stocked up on the following on sale and at cheap stores:
    • Chicken wings
    • Gluten free bread
    • Frozen green beans
    • Frozen okra
    • Frozen artichoke hearts
    • Milk
    • Ground beef
  • Bought zucchini from the reduced rack

  • Frugal vacationing
    • Found super cheap tickets for a trip abroad for the family in December.
    • Argued with an Airbnb host after he wanted to charge me extra after I already prepaid, and got a full refund.
    • Decided that while we're already flying abroad from a vacation town, we'll spend a few days there, since we anyhow are taking the bus there, and might as well have a two for one. Price compared and found the cheapest lodging.
    Frugal in the kitchen 
    • Turned leftover veggies into soup.
    • Kept scraps of veggies for broth.
    • Repurposed soup chicken to salad.
    • Turned leftover salad into gazpacho.
    • Used old and wrinkly apples and pears to make compote.
    • Used old and wrinkly peppers to make ajvar.
    • Was turning jaggery into jaggery syrup and burnt it by overcooking, so turned the overcooked candied sugar into candies.
    • Fed a huge crowd on a tiny budget by using lots of cheap crowd pleasers.
    • Used sad veggies to make ratatouille.

    Made From Scratch
    • Made homemade yogurt
    • Made homemade sports drink
    • Made gluten free bread
    • Made homemade gluten bread
    • Made homemade vegan mayo
    • Made homemade egg replacement

    Homemad gluten free bread

    Free things
    • Dumpster dove a popcorn maker
    • Trash picked some celery

    • Fixed a broken door handle. (Ok, a guest helped me do this, but then I did another one myself.)
    • Fixed a fan (See above.)
    • Built something I needed with a neighbor's help, and when it broke, fixed it myself.
    • Repurposed materials I had for a DIY project instead of needing to buy new.

    • Collected and turned in bottles to recycling in exchange for cash

    What frugal things did you get up to lately? Any things 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. LOVE these posts. Keep up the good work!

    2. I am proud of my free activities I have set up for my kids this winter. (Our city has a family access card for about $60/year that functions as library card, activity card. Equipment rental card). So we are doing zumba, skating, swimming, pokemon game, and probably some winter sports all for next to nothing. :)

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