Friday, May 12, 2017

Frugal Friday File 2017, week 19...

1.  Had several stay-at-home, no-spend days this week.

2.  Made a donation drop off at Goodwill. Did not even go inside as I am focusing on removing things from the house right now and not bringing anything in.

3. Tried to do my bit for zero food waste by eating leftovers and cooking things that had been in the fridge for awhile and I might have thrown away before focusing on frugality.  (However, I then had to basically empty the freezer which 'somebody' left open all night one night.)

4. Scheduled three days of work for later this month.

5. Made a birthday card from supplies on hand and mailed it with a handwritten note. Made two plates from tonight’s leftovers for the freezer for Carey to take to work. I’m reading a library ebook on my Kindle, and I also checked two other library ebooks out for Carey and put them on his Kindle. Both Kindles were bought last year as rebuilds for very reasonable price, and they work perfectly.

Frugal From the Kitchen This Week:
Saturday:  leftovers
Sunday:  peanut butter and pickle sandwich
Monday:  leftovers
Tuesday:  late *lunch out (so skipped dinner)
Wednesday:  *barbecue baked potato
Thursday:  oven bbq chicken, Hot Potato Salad, green beans
Friday:  *Tex-Mex

(*not-frugal takeout or dinner out)
I had such a mess (office/craft room spillover) in the kitchen most of the week leaving hardly any horizontal work surface, hence not a lot of cooking done around here.


  1. I check out ebooks from the library too. Takes forever to get ones I want, I always have 5 I'm waiting for.

    1. Drives me a bit crazy when I'm waiting for 5 and 4 come in at basically the same time. That's when I have to turn off wireless to my kindle so that they will stay on long enough for me to finish them. (Don't worry, the library's copy gets returned from my Amazon account on time; they just stay on my Kindle till wifi is turned back on.)

      The one that I just finished reading this afternoon is a brand new one, I lucked into being first or second on the reserve list only because a blog friend recommended it as brand new at her library too. :) I will go return it right now so the next person can have it early.

  2. Peanut butter and pickle... Now that sounds like an interesting combo....

    1. A delicacy picked up from my mother. :) I prefer bread & butter pickles, though dill is not bad as I recall. A friend recently gave me a jar of ‘flippin’ pickles’ so named because you have to flip the jars over daily during the pickling process. They had a bread & butter taste, but with a hint of Tobasco or cayenne. She is supposed to bring me the recipe when she comes over Monday. They were EXCELLENT paired with peanut butter. :)

  3. I spend many days at home not going anywhere but they don't always turn out to be frugal due to access to online shopping. Yikes!

    1. Yep, definitely a difference between stay-at-home days and stay-at-home no-spend days. ;)


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