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11/14/13 12:37 A

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After looking at the prices for lo-sodium canned veggie soup, I decided to make my own!

I put lots of different veggies plus beans in the crockpot for the day. I make the biggest batch I can and freeze it in one-cup portions. Easy, quick and rather fun.

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10/4/13 2:07 P

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popping tags on thrift store finds
shopping ahead for the holidays
Working a food truck and taking hope some of the left overs- free food!
Freezing the food to save it
Freezing my tomatoes from my gaden
garbage picking a birdhouse and tomato cages for next year
going to free concerts and events
taking free classes at the library
frugel cooking

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JENAE954 Posts: 7,020
2/10/13 9:59 P

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Thrifty shopping for a great gift.
Cost: two dollars.
Really nice.

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2/10/13 9:34 P

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planning a scrap quilt

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."

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1/27/13 9:43 P

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Enjoyed planned overs and saved a ton of money and calories.

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MY3NTHEPUNKIN Posts: 418
1/27/13 1:26 P

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Not spending any $$$ on eating out this week! This is hard for me, because after working a 10-12 hour day, I am usually to tired to cook, so we end up eating out. With 8 people to feed (7 adults and a toddler), you can imagine how costly this is!!

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CHALLENGER15's Photo CHALLENGER15 Posts: 8,678
1/27/13 12:39 P

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I used Spark's Unfried Refried Beans recipe this morning to prepare refried beans. I bought the 1# package of beans for $1 or under; DH and I will have enough for 4 more sides of refried beans. That is quite a savings, since a can usually costs about $1.

My name is Tammy and I live in SW Missouri.



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1/27/13 11:27 A

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I am on the downward roll of what I wanted to be a "no plastic" month: a month where I didn't use either any credit card or my ATM card as either a withdrawal or a debit or credit. I made it to Tuesday, but then became involved in an unplanned entertainment where I had to supply lunch, and since I had no cash on hand, wound up using the ATM "credit" in the supermarket. Not the absolute worst thing, I guess. At least I wasn't mindlessly charging some useless dust-catcher! (Not that I actually do that, of course, having been out of work for over 3 1/2 years.)

Still, I would have liked to have finished the month without relying on plastic. I'm going to try again in March. I read somewhere that if one is really serious about giving up using cards, place them in water and freeze them. That'll make one think twice about impulse buying.

My most frugal activity is almost always cooking our own meals, and hardly ever eating in restaurants. But that's not a new skill for me.

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1/27/13 12:02 A

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What is kefir?

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1/26/13 8:39 P

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I baked a nice loaf of artisan bread today...sure beats paying around $4 for it! emoticon

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JENAE954 Posts: 7,020
1/25/13 8:43 P

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Would love to get recipe for Greek yogurt and pot cheese.
Anyone have any suggestions?
I don't have a yogurt maker but do have a dehydrator.

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1/25/13 6:22 P

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I've been tackling some DIY projects. Which was never really my thing. But anyway, putting in a new floor and doing some painting in the granny flat is working out about $1000 doing it myself and would have been about $7000 if I'd had tradies come in to do it.

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1/25/13 4:53 P

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I have perfected my yoghurt making and working on improving my gardening skills.



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1/25/13 2:26 P

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I would sure like to know how to make yogurt. I could spend a fortune in Greek yogurt!

I have been making my popcorn in the microwave in a small brown bag. I can eat it dry/no flavoring and it makes a nice crunchy treat for me. I know there are cautions about doing this, but I fill my lunch-size brown bag with 3 teaspoons of popcorn, fold over the top a couple of times at the top, sprinkle the bag with water on both sides. Then I set it on the popcorn setting of my microwave, but listen very carefully for it. Sometimes a bit of it scorches; I don't quite have that down yet to avoid it, but it is a LOT cheaper and I know it is a LOT better for me.

My name is Tammy and I live in SW Missouri.



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1/25/13 1:39 P

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learning to make yogurt and kifir is a great thrift skill to learn I am looking in to it so I can reduce my greek yogurt costs LOL.

it takes courage to push yourself to places you have never ben before

to test your limits

to brake through barriers

and the day came when the risk it took to remian tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom - Anais Nin


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1/25/13 1:19 P

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Took a class on yogurt, kefir and cheese-making on Sunday, Now we'll have ways to use the extra goat milk we should be getting in May. Less waste is a thrift thing.

Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.

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Build like a lord -- live like a slave! Build like a slave -- live like a lord! Sumerian proverb

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1/25/13 12:24 P

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Snowy day here...
so delving in my freezer and using items
I already have for dinner tonight, Nan
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1/25/13 11:53 A

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What new frugal activities are you learning to do. I like to learn new things and it if fun to hear what others are learning. What are your frugal skill goals.

it takes courage to push yourself to places you have never ben before

to test your limits

to brake through barriers

and the day came when the risk it took to remian tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom - Anais Nin


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