Sunday, September 6, 2015

My Frugal Ways this Past Week 9/6/15

Canned Tomato Jam-Vickie's Kitchen and Garden

I'm still picking tomatoes in the garden.   We picked a bushel and half last night.   I used a half bushel and tried a new recipe for tomato jam.   So far I like it!   It kind of reminds me of when we used to make sweetened macaroni and tomatoes as a kid.  I have visions of this going on my BLT's this winter when I'm not able to find a decent tasting tomato anywhere.   

 Freezing corn

We stopped at a roadside market and bought corn for 8 for $1.00.   I also got 6 ears of corn for free from a local farmer for being on their email list.   You can see how I freeze corn here.

I remade my childhood chalkboard for my grandchildren.   Total cost: $6.00

 Makeover of Childhood Chalkboard

I bought a gift card for something that we will use any way at Kroger for 4x the fuel rewards.   I also did their survey on the receipt for more fuel rewards.

On a drive we found a table in front of a house with free vegetables on it.  We were able to get two eggplants and a small bag full of tommy toe tomatoes.  Such thoughtful people!  

A friend gave me a couple of bags of peaches.   We have been enjoying eating them and I also gave some to my daughter.  (What a sweet sweet friend!).

I made up some breakfast meals for me ahead of time for next week.  I will be busy babysitting grandchildren more and need something quick. I made up oatmeal packets and waffles.   Note to self:  next time make sure to hide the waffles!  

What ways have you saved money this week?

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