- I'm a lover of vintage times and simple elegance of another era. I'm waiting a while for my special little farmhouse. While I'm waiting, I'm making good use of my time creating lovlies with my crochet hook n thread or yarn, and baking and cooking from scratch for my family.
The Guardian Angel
Take your needle my child and
work at your pattern it will come out a
rose by and by. Life is like that...one
stitch at a time taken patiently.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes 1867~
Friday, November 16, 2012
Being a frugal homemaker..
Lord knows I try..I really do.
Always looking for ways to stretch out the limited income...I figured if my grandmother could do it then so can I. I try to find ways to stretch out the dollars, meal wise. On occasion our local grocery big box place will have a BOGO on meat, beef, chicken and pork. I will usually by two and get two free I'll buy roasts BOGO, and cut them up for stew, or stroganoff and we get many meals out of those two cuts. I'm glad that I can do that, it saves money and we can buy the other things which accaompany the meals. I like to buy the Chickens whole ones, and I will get more than two meals out of those also by just cooking the roasted one down after the first meal and making soup, or pot pies.
I make my meatballs out of meat loaf mix, it is a mixture of beef, pork & veal, I make a whole bunch of those usually 2 packs,mix all the goodies together, roll them up and flash freeze them before I put them in the deep freeze. Saves time when we make spagetti and meatballs. All these little things add up. I like to bake bread, so we don't buy bread, unless it is Rye .
Fall & Winter are easier for me to cook or prepare foods, maybe I just enjoy it more during these months, something about soup simmering on the stove, or a chicken roasting in the oven....I think those are my favorites.
Part of the journey has been for me to realize when not to do something which I think is frugal, and I end up wasting time and resources...like the time I tried mozzarella...Not my cup of tea...
What do you do to stretch out your $