Friday, June 17, 2016

Frugal Friday File, week 24...

1.  I was supposed to go grocery shopping on Tuesday, but I had a headache and a couple of kiddos spending the night while their daddy was working and their mama had a two-day business trip come up at the last second.  (I, happily, am their frugal emergency baby sitting service!)  I nixed grocery shopping in favor of self-preservation.  I still needed an easy supper that I thought they might like, however.  I made Mexican Macaroni Salad.  The dressing calls for mayo, sour cream, and salsa.  I didn't have salsa, so I stirred together the mayo and sour cream and added half a packet of taco seasoning.  It worked great.  I also added browned ground beef to make it a one-bowl meal.  Sometimes being frugal means being adventurous with a recipe.  I left out what I didn't have on hand, and made substitutions of stuff in the pantry that I thought would work.  There was macaroni, corn, black beans, ripe olives, red onion, cherry tomatoes, shredded cheese, browned ground beef, and the dressing.  I got it pulled together without making a trip to the store.

2.  A pool = huge initial expense, ongoing pool chemicals, and ongoing maintenance.  Having a local family member with a pool = free access, no expense, no maintenance (for me)...THANK YOU local family member!

3.  The hubs got another free t-shirt for donating blood this week.  ALL of his t-shirts have come as thank-yous for blood donations.

4.  I've been waiting on the reserve list for two ebooks for quite awhile through library, and they both became available this week.  

5.  Still postponing a haircut.  And I haven't gotten a puppy yet either.

Keep Tryings:
I came home after being gone for several hours to find that the refrigerator door had been left ajar all afternoon.  Goodbye leftovers.  :(

Frugal From the Kitchen This Week:
Saturday:  chili dogs
Sunday:  Sunday dinner at Kasey's
Monday:  *sandwiches
Tuesday:  Mexican Macaroni Salad
Wednesday:  pork chops, baked sweet potatoes, green beans
Thursday:  *chicken
Friday:  ???

(*not-frugal takeout or dinner out)


  1. Way to go! Bummer about the fridge.

    1. I know, I haven't been replaced all that was lost yet. I took the opportunity to discard condiments etc that I couldn't remember how long they had been lingering.


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