Here's What Frugal Accomplishments I Had This Week!

Yay, a frugal week in which I am proud to share what frugal things I accomplished without feeling weird about sharing only a small list. Of course, not every week is like this, but each time I did a frugal thing this week it was fun to "add to my tally" of frugal things.

So here's what I did this week.

Frugal in the Kitchen:

First off, I did a lot of making food from scratch, restaurant type foods. Some people might say "hey that's not a frugal thing, everyone makes food" but I'm adding it to the list because if my food is so darn good that it makes me feel like I got a better meal than I would at a restaurant, and it fulfills that eating out itch I have, then its frugal in my books.

So I made curry laksa soup. Which was frugal because it was restaurant type food that I had at home, and it was so amazing.

And for the laksa, I made homemade vegan laksa paste instead of the store bought laksa paste most recipes call for.

For my laksa, I picked lemongrass from my garden. Yay free stuff!

Then I made homemade nasi goreng, Indonesian fried rice, which was more restaurant quality food. Oh, and I used some tofu I found hidden in the freezer that was freezer burnt, so that was food rescuing and another frugal thing there.

I took a whole cheap chicken and chopped it into different parts to use for different meals, instead of paying more for the parts.

I used chicken frames to make homemade cheapo chicken broth.

I used my leftover laksa curry paste and some of the broth to make more curry laksa soup a different night.

I had a can of tomato paste partially used in the fridge, and leftover chicken, so I deboned that, and made that into a gluten free djaj wa rishta (Syrian chicken and spaghetti) type dish, only with other types of noodles.

I had leftover butternut squash, and I took that and my partially opened can of coconut milk left from my curry laksa, and turned it into butternut squash pie.

I turned leftover rice into rice pudding.

I made cheapo homemade gluten free vegan "graham cracker crusts".

I made homemade gluten free vegan brownies, a bunch of times.

Frugal Shopping

I bought whole chickens on sale at a cheap store.

I bought anti flea pills for my dog on Amazon for a fraction of how much it costs locally at the vet. Also bought really cheap dog shampoo there.

I bought replacement parts for my Biolomix blender.

I stopped at the scratch and dent store and bought some things.

I bought myself cheap winter snow boots with good reviews from Amazon for my trip to Vienna this March.

I needed a new desk for myself to work, so I looked on Groupon and found and bought something there, after comparing it to price comparison websites and making sure it was actually cheaper.

Other Things

I installed the new toilet seat myself.

I booked a stay at a hostel dormitory for my upcoming trip to Vienna. This is my first time staying at a hostel, and I'm actually looking forward to it a lot.

That's it! Yup, long list, but its finally over!

What frugal things did you do this week? Anything you're especially excited to share about?

Penniless Parenting

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


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  1. Great post, as always thanks for sharing. Instead of hiring a painter to make my house HOA approved, I bought the replacement siding to paint and replace the siding that is going to rot. Saved several hundred dollars right there. I'm saving up for vinyl siding but I don't have the 10K available right now and I don't want to put it on credit. So that's my big money saver this week. Keep up the great posts Penny.

  2. I'm really following your accomplishments and wish I could be like you.

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