Friday, January 17, 2014

Frugal Friday - Frugal Things We Did January 10-16, 2014

So, it's a Frugal Friday again!  I can't believe how fast the weeks travel sometimes - we're already halfway through January! Can you believe that?

Here's the "extra" things that we did since last Friday that count as frugal and are outside our "normal" happenings around here:

* Ate all meals at home or brown-bagged this week.

* Shopped for our stock up for Internship. What we purchased you can read about here.

* Made arrangements to share a fruit share in a local CSA with a friend. Last time she did this she had enough fruit for her family for 2 years so we're hoping that by spitting it we'll have enough for both our families for 1 year.

* Baked 4 loaves of French Bread - giving two away as gifts (we can't eat 4 at a time before they start to mold).

* Made homemade granola.

* Tried a recipe for a new wheat berry salad to take for my lunch at work this week - Yummy!

* Worked from home two days this week since I didn't have class or meetings.  Used the "doing while" time to catch up on the laundry from the holidays (extra linens like napkins, tablecloths, etc.). Bonus: Both days were icky weather so I was glad that I didn't have to drive much.

* Accepted 4 containers of already processed home-grown horseradish from a friend.

* The children went sledding as part of the Scout's program this week - my daughter went along since I had choir practice at church and she just would have had to sit in the back and wait.

* Made arrangements to swap childcare with a friend while I serve on Jury Duty this summer.  She'll watch our children while I am on Jury Duty if we watch her daughter a few times for her husband is out of town and she is at work (she works odd hours).

* Used a sale and coupon to order some craft materials online.  Will use these to make very inexpensive gifts for family and friends later.  I'm really excited about this!

* Returned books to the library.  Decided that we would read some of the many books we have at home rather than checking any out for the time being.

* Worked on a couple of homemade gifts.  Didn't finish either one but they're getting there!

Frugal flops for the week:  throwing away some leftovers that went bad (they had dairy in the them so I didn't want to compost them) and composting a melon that looked good on the outside but was moldy on the inside, and one recipe we tried was a flop with everyone but me (so I get to eat the leftovers for a while).

What did you do this week?

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