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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