Good Deals · Grocery Shopping

Grocery Report and Menu… Holy Oversleeping, Batman!

I was extra frugal today.  I didn’t wake up until 4:40 pm, thereby completely eliminating the necessity of lunch.  Or of dinner, as the case may be, since we ate what I had planned for lunch. Just because I can write and craft at any hour doesn’t mean sleeping til almost 5 pm is a…… Continue reading Grocery Report and Menu… Holy Oversleeping, Batman!

Budgeting · Frugal Living · Grocery Shopping · Saving Money · Thrift Shopping

When A Deal Isn’t A Deal

I had a request for this blog post several days ago, and have been rolling it around in my head since then.  The question posed was, more or less, how to know when buying something is a true bargain, vs buying things because they seem to be a bargain.  Even when the price itself is…… Continue reading When A Deal Isn’t A Deal

Grocery Shopping · Menu · Uncategorized

Grocery Trip and Menu

Happily this week’s grocery trip wasn’t very big.  I have really not been in the mood to cook this past week, so the plan for next week is really really easy stuff that doesn’t require a lot of ingredients.  There was a little bit of convenience/junk food purchasing, like sweetened cereals and Aldi brand canned…… Continue reading Grocery Trip and Menu

Frugal Living · Good Deals · Grocery Shopping · Thrift Shopping

Why I Should Stay Away from Thrift Stores {Also, Groceries and Menu}

No matter how frugal I think I’m being, I still get myself into trouble when I go in thrift stores.  Particularly if it’s one I have never been to, or don’t visit often.  I feel I need to look at everything in the store and things keep jumping into my cart.  And thus today’s regretful…… Continue reading Why I Should Stay Away from Thrift Stores {Also, Groceries and Menu}

Budgeting · Grocery Shopping · Saving Money · Unexpected Expenses

Very Light Grocery Week, and Menu Plan

As I mentioned in this blog post from a few days ago, we are trying to cut some out of the budget where we can this month, to make up for the cost of new glasses for Hubs and me. One of the easiest places to trim some would be from our grocery budget.  I mean, we…… Continue reading Very Light Grocery Week, and Menu Plan

Budgeting · Frugal Cooking · Grocery Shopping · Saving Money

So Much Happy News, Grocery Shopping Updates, and Menu Plans

Okay, so I’m going to put these three in order of the way they happened:  My dear friend Andrea over at A Measured Life reblogged my Doggy Bag, Please blog from a few days ago.  Shout out to her for the share, and a big wave and warm welcome to anyone from AML who may have wandered over! Yesterday…… Continue reading So Much Happy News, Grocery Shopping Updates, and Menu Plans

Budgeting · Frugal Cooking · Grocery Shopping · Reducing Waste · Saving Money

The Making Of A List

I think pretty much every person who practices, or tries to practice, being frugal makes a grocery list.  Or at least know they SHOULD make one, with whether or not it gets made, and how often, being a bit iffy at times.  For some reason, this was one of the few tenets of frugality Hubs…… Continue reading The Making Of A List

Food Waste · Grocery Shopping · Reducing Waste · Saving Money

Don’t Throw Out That Hummus!

Billi Jo, my bestie, lives in rural North Dakota.  As such, hummus is not plentiful in her neck of the woods.  I suggested she drive into the nearest town where markets carry it and buy  half a dozen containers to bring home.  Her response was one I should have seen coming:  “They would spoil before…… Continue reading Don’t Throw Out That Hummus!