Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Fun in being Frugal


This weekend proved to be a very frugal one. On Thursday, our local market was having a meat sale and ended up spending $65 but saved $67. How can you pass up fresh, boneless, skinless chicken breasts for a $1.86 a pound?? You can't and I bought 20 pounds :0) They also had their really good thick cut bacon for $1.88 a pound, so I stoked up on that too. I also "prepped" the bacon so that even though it is frozen, I can just pullout enough for a meal. The prep is so important in cooking and so worthwhile when I actually take the time to do it. It is like Rachel Ray is always going on about when you come home from the grocery, prep you stuff so that it is ready to go when you are.

Last but not least, one of my favorite frugal pastimes is garage saling. Not a bad way to kill a couple of hours and you never know what you might find. Today I found this cute little memo board. I will probably replace the cork with chalkboard. I have my pantry doors painted right now and I really like them. However, The plan is to rebuild the space and the folding doors will be history. I do however love my chalkboard for that never ending grocery list so this little baby will be perfect.

3 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

That is a super price for chicken breasts. The cheapest I can generally get them, the boneless skinless ones are are $2.99 to $3.99 per pound. I would have stocked up also. I plan on soing a freezer inventory tomorrow and will post about it on Monday, as a way of saving money on groceries over the next couple of weeks!!

ancient one said...

Love some bargains!! You got some good ones!

I just reread my blog... all the way back to the very first post. Do you know you were the very first person to comment on my blog all those months ago...

I just wanted to come by again and thank you!!

Marie said...

Great deals. I have one of those "foodsaver" vacuum sealers so I love buying meats in bulk at a super great price and then I can repackage them and freeze without worrying! The corkboard is neat, I cannot wait to see what you do with it!!!