- I used up some beef broth leftover from a roast to make French onion soup. I already had a large number of onions on hand, so it was just a matter of carmelizing them overnight in the crockpot. My house smells heavenly, and since I’ll substitute Tillamook white cheddar cheese for the gruyere, (bought on sale, of course!) it’ll be an extremely frugal dish.
- Today is my mother’s 74th birthday, so I’m having her and my step father over for dinner. I’ll assemble a lovely meal that treats everyone without draining my credit union account.
- I’m going over this afternoon to Portland Nursery to load up on local apples that are leftover from their annual Apple Festival. Priced at just 69¢-per-pound, I can justify buying enough to convert my kitchen into an applesauce factory.
- I spent a few dollars on a small birthday gift for my mother, but her main gift will be a birthday day of adventures, which will neither clutter her home nor exceed my budget. We’ll spend a day together having fun and creating memories. Much better than any doodad, tchotchke or dust collector.
- I sat down to work on my election ballot this morning. (Oregon is exclusively vote by mail, which I absolutely love!) I feel strongly that the right to vote should never be taken for granted, especially since there are millions (billions?) of people across this great planet who don’t have access to this privilege. There are always a few ballot measures that I’m unsure about, so I start early in order to do my research. Make your voice heard in your government, both at the local and nation level, people!
Now your turn. What frugal things have you been up to?
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
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