Friday, August 4, 2017

Frugal Friday File 2017, week 31...

1.  I ordered 5 replacement knobs to replace the broken ones on the lids of my stainless steel cookware.  I wouldn't say they were inexpensive (with tax and shipping about $10 each), but I still consider them frugal.  The pots and pans are 41 years old (favorite wedding gift ever!) and in perfect condition aside from the knobs, which were broken one at a time over the years.  The last one finally broke recently, and last week I got a blister on my finger when I didn't have good hot-pad coverage.    As soon as the new ones arrive, we'll be set for another 40 years.  :)

2.  Picked up three more days of work for September.  My calendar hasn't been this full in a long time.  But that's a good thing.  I've blocked out most of October and some of November as non-work days, as I will have quilt retreat and then we will be taking vacation during part of that time, so it's a good thing to have a full calendar beforehand.  :)

3.  Signed up for a 30-day free Netflix trial.  I set a reminder for the day before it ends, so that it doesn't slip past without my notice.  I may or may not continue with a subscription, but I want it to be a conscious choice and not an accident.  In fact, even if I do decide to subscribe, I think I might wait till after vacation.

4.  Keeping a close eye on the finances.  Car insurance and house insurance are due soon.  Making vacation plans and reservations.  

5.  Brewed iced tea using one regular tea bag and one peach tea bag.  So good.  Helps keep me away from happy hour at Sonic.  :)

Frugal From the Kitchen This Week:
Saturday:  leftovers
Sunday:  Sunday dinner at Kasey's
Monday:  curry, rice, and naan
Tuesday:  leftovers
Wednesday:  grazed the fridge
Thursday:  *barbecue
Friday:  ???

(*not-frugal takeout or dinner out)


  1. Hope you got non-metal pot lids.
    We have Netflix, but actually use Acorn more.

    1. Yep, I did! :)

      Will check out Acorn, thanks!

  2. Replacing the knobs was a whole lot less expensive than replacing the pans and it's so hard to find pans that you really like. I have two I snagged from my Mum - she bought the set in the very early 1970s so those two are at 40+ years and still going strong.

    Netflix recommendations - House of Cards (with Kevin Spacey), Madam Secretary, and TURN (and the Great British Baking Show if you're into cooking shows with a healthy dose of fun).

    1. These pans are so great. She paid a lot for them originally, but I think they are worth their weight in gold! :)

      Thanks so much for the recommendations! I love the episodes of The Great British Baking Show that I’ve seen. I have heard such good things about House of Cards…but Kevin Spacey just kind of creeps me out. LOL


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