Food Waste · Frugal Cooking · Improvising · Reducing Waste

The Tuesday Night Treasure Hunt

The Tuesday Night Treasure Hunt… otherwise known as cleaning out the fridge.  I’m not sure “treasure” is quite the right word for it, but a dose of optimism never hurts, amiright? Every Tuesday evening, Hubs and I go to the kitchen and root around in the fridge.  I plan our menus for the week, so…… Continue reading The Tuesday Night Treasure Hunt

Improvising · Saving Money · Uncategorized

Shout Out To My Handyman

As I am sure I have mentioned a few times, Hubs and I live in an apartment.  Given that, we are not responsible for things that break, get damaged, stop working, etc.  We call the leasing office, they let maintenance know, and it gets repaired.  Sounds simple, right?  Well, in theory it is.  In theory.…… Continue reading Shout Out To My Handyman

Budgeting · Improvising · Saving Money · Uncategorized · Unexpected Expenses

Issuing A Challenge To Ourselves

So this happened… I left the photo big so perhaps you can tell, it is electrical tape on Hubs glasses.  He was pulling the hood to his coat up, caught the arm, and snapped it off.  Obviously that meant a trip to the eye doctor.  Also, I am diabetic and was past due for my…… Continue reading Issuing A Challenge To Ourselves

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