Friday, March 9, 2018

Frugal Friday File 2018, week 10...

1.  Rudy:
     bathed 🗹
     pedicured 🗹
     ears cleaned 🗹
     bedding washed and sunned 🗹
     kennel cleaned 🗹
     treats given to Rudy AND Mama 🗹 
This was a battle of wills, but I AM the pack leader!  He hasn't had a bath since cold weather set in, so he was out of the routine and NOT happy.  I earned every bit of that $20 to $35 saved!

2.  Rudy's 'spa day' somehow resulted in an incredibly painful strained knee and a literal pain in the neck.  I really wanted to go to the chiropractor, but there just wasn't time this week.  And after a day or so, the knee feels better, so maybe I can save the doctor's fee and the gasoline for the 90 mile round trip.

3.  The knee must have been really painful, because I resorted to grabbing a cane from my collection and used it.  Yes, I have a collection of canes.  It started with our antique hall tree having a receptacle for umbrellas and walking sticks.  After my great aunt died, I asked for her cane, and it has had a home in the hall tree ever since and has been joined by a handmade cane my father-in-law made me, a beautiful cane bought from a fair trade shop, and others.  When you have sprained as many ankles and broken as many bones in your  feet as I have, not to mention that shingles outbreak on the sole of my foot, it has proven to be a very practical and frugal collection to have on hand over the years.

4.  For last night's dinner I baked a ham that was bought on sale during the holidays and has been in the freezer since.  It, along with homemade mac & cheese and broccoli, fed us and made Carey three work meals for the freezer.  Still lots of ham.  Will make quiche tonight; ham, turnips, and greens, with cornbread over the weekend; sandwiches for lunches; etc.

Next I should thaw that turkey that's in there.  :)

5.  Beautiful cool but sunny days here.  Another week with no need for heat or A/C.

Frugal From the Kitchen This Week:
Saturday:  *pizza & salad
Sunday:  Sunday family supper at Kasey's
Monday:  *burger
Tuesday:  leftovers
Wednesday:  *Tex-Mex
Thursday:  ham, mac & cheese, broccoli
Friday:  *pizza

(*not-frugal takeout or dinner out)


  1. I love turning leftover ham into a quiche or a breakfast casserole.

    1. Me too! I like to make quiche for supper so I can have it for breakfast the next day without the work…I’m not a morning person. :)

  2. I could do with one of your canes. Wait until you get my letter to see why! I very rarely cook hams apart from Christmas. A good one may seem expensive to buy but they give you so many meals. I had one last month which provided several hot meals, sandwiches and a quiche. I even made a pea and ham soup with the stock from boiling it. May be old fashioned but I like to use every scrap up.


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