Budgeting · Grocery Shopping · Saving Money

This Week’s Grocery Trip and Menu

This week was a pretty light one, as far as grocery shopping weeks go.  I was inspired by some of the food already in the house, therefore less inclined to buy food in the store.  That’s always good for the wallet! The numbers for the week were: Aldi – $28.52 Big Box Store – $26.66…… Continue reading This Week’s Grocery Trip and Menu

Saving Money · Thrift Shopping

Thrifting Missions: Accomplished. Also, Another Good Reason To Go Thrifting

We’ve been on sort of a treasure hunt with the thrift stores recently.  I think most of us that love to thrift love it as much for the hunt as for the prize.  We don’t go thrifting without an idea in mind of what will fill our need, but we try not to be too…… Continue reading Thrifting Missions: Accomplished. Also, Another Good Reason To Go Thrifting

Frugal Cooking · Frugal Living

S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G The Pork Roast

Today’s frugal post brought to you courtesy of $1.69/lb pork roast at Meijer.  A pork roast used to make a single meal for us, possibly with some leftover that may or may not have actually been eaten later.  Frequently we both ate very large hunks of the roast with our dinner, stuck the rest in…… Continue reading S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G The Pork Roast

Food Waste · Frugal Cooking · Improvising · Mistakes Happen

How NOT To Cook A Frugal Meal

As I posted in this entry, tonight and tomorrow night’s dinners were going to be beef stew.  Sounds delicious, right?  Probably would’ve been… if we’d been able to cook it.  A very valuable lesson was learned today:  If there’s a hole in the packaging of the meat you are thawing, it will turn into zombie flesh.…… Continue reading How NOT To Cook A Frugal Meal