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« Reply #1850 on: November 14, 2014, 06:01:24 PM »
OddOne: thank you! I look forward to the lower bills ( and will, of course, put the excess into investments :)

Awesome cabbage!!!

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« Reply #1851 on: November 14, 2014, 11:52:21 PM »
Is a French press the same as a cafetiere?

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« Reply #1852 on: November 15, 2014, 04:37:13 AM »
We've installed a kitty door in one of our sliding glass doors, and it's single pane and has caused some air leaks. So last night we sealed up the leaks and installed bubble wrap over the single pane.

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« Reply #1853 on: November 15, 2014, 05:48:23 AM »
Dry air is doing a number on my skin and hair but I was resisting buying a humidifier (because of cost but also bringing more plastic clutter into the house). Did a search for alternatives and saw a great idea of hanging damp towels in the bedroom to dry. The towels need to dry anyway and I get them out of the bathroom which doesn't need moisture and into the bedroom which does.

Yep.  I do my laundry during off peak hours to save on my electric bill and then divide the clothing amongst two drying racks in the house.  Also, I hang towels to dry on some old toddler pants hangers in various dry areas of the house.  When combined with having the house set lower than "room temperature," dry air is not such a problem.

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« Reply #1854 on: November 15, 2014, 09:21:08 AM »
Told the Hub to max out HSA next year to anticipate dental surgery.

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« Reply #1855 on: November 15, 2014, 10:07:54 AM »
So I woke up this morning on a sunny Saturday, made coffee and put some raisin-bran type cereal in a bowl and then realized I was out of milk.  Drat, I really wanted some cereal!   

Today is my grocery shopping day so I am almost out of everything.  I did a quick inventory of the pantry and fridge--eggs, but no bread for toast, drat again!  Nothing but veggies and meat in the freezer.  I glared at my leftover Swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes in the fridge as that is where the rest of the milk went last night. 

But then I see that I have everything for pumpkin bread.  The rest of the house is asleep, so I turn on some classical music and get to work.  It took me a while as I haven't used the from scratch recipe for quite some time.  But I just took the loaf out and it looks/smells wonderful.

I feel like a total badass!

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« Reply #1856 on: November 15, 2014, 11:40:44 AM »
I just made 3 cups of Sambal Oelek (chile paste) out of leftover homegrown chiles.  It's about 3x as hot as the store bought stuff, was essentially free (just some garlic, sugar, white vinegar added) but will replace $15 worth of the store bought stuff, and reduce packaging waste too.

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« Reply #1857 on: November 15, 2014, 12:24:09 PM »
I just made 3 cups of Sambal Oelek (chile paste) out of leftover homegrown chiles.  It's about 3x as hot as the store bought stuff, was essentially free (just some garlic, sugar, white vinegar added) but will replace $15 worth of the store bought stuff, and reduce packaging waste too.

Recipe please.  I spend too much on this kind of thing in little jars.

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« Reply #1858 on: November 15, 2014, 03:54:01 PM »
I had a bunch of Thai and 5-Color chiles and some random jalapenos and habaneros - maybe a quart with the stems cut off?  Put in a pot with ~cup of white vinegar, brought to a boil, added maybe 1T salt, a dash of fish sauce, 6 large cloves of garlic, and 3-4 T sugar, cooked for a few minutes, then into the blender until it was the consistency I wanted.  Oh, I threw in a couple pieces of pickled ginger I had laying around, too.  If there were tamer palates in our house, I probably would have gone back in with about 50% bell pepper to take the heat down because this stuff is INTENSE, but I always eat like 3 T of Sambal Oelek when we have stirfry.

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« Reply #1859 on: November 15, 2014, 05:33:38 PM »
Did some Christmas shopping:

-got son floor mats for his new-to-him 1997 Honda Civic on clearance for $6 a piece.
-got another son a socket set for 50% off -- he's always using ours to tinker with his car -- and an iron on sale (he's "thinking" about moving out soon - 20 years old)

I love getting practical gifts! Feel like I really scored today!

Also, picked up a sturdy clothes drying rack (to add to my Ikea wall drying racks) that was on sale.

So yes, I actually had to spend money to save money.

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« Reply #1860 on: November 15, 2014, 11:49:04 PM »
I got two free drying racks using some reward points I got at work and so dried a load of laundry instead of using the dryer.

Meal prepped food for the week to deter eating out.

Used a 50% off coupon I found on the back of my Kroger receipt to buy a month's worth of e-juice for vaping.

Went to the library, got a library card, and checked out 5 books.

Went to Costco to check out what it was all about and price checked a lot of staples. I'm going to wait to check if my work offers a discount for the membership but the savings on toilet paper and chicken alone will pay for the $55 fee. They didn't post the price for gas but the lines to fuel up were so long, they reminded me of rental car places, so I'm guessing the price is really good.

I consider this a very productive lazy Saturday.

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« Reply #1861 on: November 16, 2014, 12:08:02 AM »
My MIL paid for me to take my two eldest kids to the ballet this afternoon.  Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol :)

I saved money by a) parking in a free parking building (good luck rather than good management - my priority was to park close enough for my heavily pregnant body to walk, and I was stoked to discover that Sundays are free parking in that building) and b) being deaf to all pleas for intermission snacks and drinks.  They weren't actually hungry and thirsty, it was a pavlovian response to everyone else queuing up a the snack counter.

I'd also driven out to collect a child from Girl Guides camp this morning, and briefly desired a pie from a shop on the way past (oh, savoury, fatty pastry, how I love you)*, but just kept driving, while sipping my hot tea in my travel mug which I'd prepared before walking out the door.

*an antipodes thing.  'Pie' here is not a dessert.  It is dead animal and gravy wrapped in savoury pastry, small bits of theoretical vegetables optional.  Omnomnom.
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« Reply #1862 on: November 16, 2014, 03:39:29 AM »
Had an apartment warming party, potluck style. Now we have enough food for most of the week already in the fridge. Savings = $50 or so and not needing to cook :)

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« Reply #1863 on: November 16, 2014, 08:03:36 AM »
Biked to a nearby grocery store that had a coupon deal on eggs.  Bought eggs and nothing else.  Biked home

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« Reply #1864 on: November 16, 2014, 11:24:37 AM »
I finally cancelled DISH on Thurs.  They called me back on Friday to offer more channels for $12.00 for 6 months.  I told them no I was going to try cutting the cord.  Then they offered me the same deal for 1 year.  I took them up on this because it is only 1 to 2 dollars more than getting Netflix.  I will be saving about $10.00 per month. 

I figured they offered me this deal because my equipment is several years old and it wouldn't pay to have me send it back.  This way they make $12.00/month and I don't have to change anything. 

I'll see what happens next year when I "cancel" again.

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« Reply #1865 on: November 16, 2014, 03:08:56 PM »
So I woke up this morning on a sunny Saturday, made coffee and put some raisin-bran type cereal in a bowl and then realized I was out of milk.  Drat, I really wanted some cereal!   

Today is my grocery shopping day so I am almost out of everything.  I did a quick inventory of the pantry and fridge--eggs, but no bread for toast, drat again!  Nothing but veggies and meat in the freezer.  I glared at my leftover Swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes in the fridge as that is where the rest of the milk went last night. 

But then I see that I have everything for pumpkin bread.  The rest of the house is asleep, so I turn on some classical music and get to work.  It took me a while as I haven't used the from scratch recipe for quite some time.  But I just took the loaf out and it looks/smells wonderful.

I feel like a total badass!

I would have just warmed up the meatballs and mashed potato for breakfast. Yum!

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« Reply #1866 on: November 16, 2014, 03:15:32 PM »
Baking 6 apples for desserts along side a pan of pumpkin-- twofer.  Then will roast the pumpkin seeds.

Horsepoor-- where in Peru?  You will love it!  Went last year, also to Ecuador.

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« Reply #1867 on: November 16, 2014, 03:21:08 PM »
Not quite sure it counts as a "small thing": I handstripped my rather large German Wirehaired Pointer today. Saved between 60 and 90 euros by doing this myself instead of going to a dog groomer. It took a few hours (intermittently, because poor dog got restive by all that plucking going on) but the result is satisfactory. Glad I got this skill under my belt now, as it will save the biannual grooming for the rest of the dog's (hopefully) 15 year life. 2000 euros saved eventually, well worth the hassle.
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« Reply #1868 on: November 16, 2014, 03:42:38 PM »
I made individual Autumn veggie casseroles for dinner.  This time of year my garden is still slowly producing small amounts of different veggies.  Usually not enough of any one to create a side dish.

But trim and chop veggies with leftover rice and create individual casseroles and you have dinner!  One zucchini, one eggplant, one ripe tomato, one greenish tomato, a handful of green beans, three hot cherry peppers along with carrots and onions from the pantry and you have dinner.

   

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« Reply #1869 on: November 16, 2014, 05:14:26 PM »
Just moved into an apartment that had simple on and off switches to control the bathroom light and extractor fan. Luckily I have my own electric panel in the apartment so I can turn my power off. Installed a variable countdown timer on the extractor fan side and an occupancy sensor light for the lightswitch. I will be able to leave the extractor running for 30 minutes or so after a shower and not have to remember to go back in to turn it off.

Since the countdown timer was a different shape to a standard switch, so I would have to change the faceplate anyway, I figured while I had the box open I might as well put in the occupancy sensor at the same time. I used these Lutron items:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Lutron-Maestro-2-Amp-Single-Pole-Occupancy-Sensing-Switch-White-MS-OPS2H-WH/203202128?N=5yc1vZc32r

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Lutron-Maestro-600-Watt-Light-3-Amp-Fan-Timer-White-MA-T51-WH/100652547
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #1870 on: November 16, 2014, 06:46:28 PM »



Cabbage porn you wants, cabbage porn you gets. This one is 16 lbs.

I don't think that knife is going to do much good on a 16 lb cabbage.

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« Reply #1871 on: November 16, 2014, 06:48:36 PM »
Told the Hub to max out HSA next year to anticipate dental surgery.

2ndTimer, you should max out the HSA for sure (every year) since it's a great hidden retirement account. See if you can get a dental and vision through his work (I can through mine if you have the high deductible + HSA health plan). Keep the money in the HSA for retirement and use the money in the FSA for the dental surgery since it is also tax free!

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« Reply #1872 on: November 16, 2014, 06:51:23 PM »
Made Nanaimo Bars from scratch for daughter's 23rd birthday (she doesn't like cake).

Kept the heat at 20C even thought I felt chilled and wanted to crank the heat and put on the gas fireplace. Put on a vest over my sweater and long sleeved shirt to warm up, and drank copious amounts of tea.




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« Reply #1873 on: November 16, 2014, 07:08:36 PM »
Horsepoor-- where in Peru?  You will love it!  Went last year, also to Ecuador.

We are hiking the quarry trail to Machu Picchu and then going to the Amazon, but that's about all I know so far.  DH went a few years ago, and he won this trip in a drawing and has been making all the arrangements.  I'm excited though; have never done anything like this before!

Today I was about to run out to Lowe's for a gallon of cream paint, but decided to check my stash of random paint and had over half a gallon of satin white paint, so added a little brown to it and got a perfect cream.  Saved about $30 and probably prevented that white paint from eventually going to waste, too.

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« Reply #1874 on: November 16, 2014, 07:15:20 PM »



Cabbage porn you wants, cabbage porn you gets. This one is 16 lbs.

I don't think that knife is going to do much good on a 16 lb cabbage.

Yeah. I put it there for scale, but after I saw the picture, I realized that the dryer did a pretty good job of showing how big it was.

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« Reply #1875 on: November 17, 2014, 06:41:04 AM »
Told the Hub to max out HSA next year to anticipate dental surgery.

2ndTimer, you should max out the HSA for sure (every year) since it's a great hidden retirement account. See if you can get a dental and vision through his work (I can through mine if you have the high deductible + HSA health plan). Keep the money in the HSA for retirement and use the money in the FSA for the dental surgery since it is also tax free!

Thanks

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #1876 on: November 17, 2014, 08:08:13 AM »
Told the Hub to max out HSA next year to anticipate dental surgery.

2ndTimer, you should max out the HSA for sure (every year) since it's a great hidden retirement account. See if you can get a dental and vision through his work (I can through mine if you have the high deductible + HSA health plan). Keep the money in the HSA for retirement and use the money in the FSA for the dental surgery since it is also tax free!
I don't understand this.  Every HSA I was in always zeroed out the account at the end of the year.  If you had leftover money in the account, you lost it.  Thus, we couldn't use it for retirement, etc.

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« Reply #1877 on: November 17, 2014, 08:13:47 AM »
Told the Hub to max out HSA next year to anticipate dental surgery.

2ndTimer, you should max out the HSA for sure (every year) since it's a great hidden retirement account. See if you can get a dental and vision through his work (I can through mine if you have the high deductible + HSA health plan). Keep the money in the HSA for retirement and use the money in the FSA for the dental surgery since it is also tax free!
I don't understand this.  Every HSA I was in always zeroed out the account at the end of the year.  If you had leftover money in the account, you lost it.  Thus, we couldn't use it for retirement, etc.
That's an FSA, similar idea but different from an HSA

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« Reply #1878 on: November 17, 2014, 08:18:12 AM »
Not today, but a few days ago:  Stocked up on a bunch of raspberries on super-sale, and made a raspberry honey preserve.  First time canning anything, fingers crossed that it will be edible when I crack it open!

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« Reply #1879 on: November 17, 2014, 08:48:11 AM »
Not today, but a few days ago:  Stocked up on a bunch of raspberries on super-sale, and made a raspberry honey preserve.  First time canning anything, fingers crossed that it will be edible when I crack it open!

We stock up on raspberries every time they are on super sale.  (~$0.88)  They go straight into the deep freezer in their boxes.  40+ boxes can take up a bunch of space.  Pulling them out in the middle of the winter is like a little breath of summer.

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« Reply #1880 on: November 17, 2014, 10:04:59 AM »
Not quite sure it counts as a "small thing": I handstripped my rather large German Wirehaired Pointer today. Saved between 60 and 90 euros by doing this myself instead of going to a dog groomer.

Hi Suzie P,

This is definitely NOT a small thing.  It is a big job and Groomers just get more and more expensive.  Learning how to do it yourself will save you money for years to come.

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« Reply #1881 on: November 17, 2014, 10:18:15 AM »
Burned candles that I got as gifts to heat the house an additional degree instead of increasing the heat.  That meant three candles were used up and are no longer cluttering up the house.

I do this too!  Plus, I think the candlelight has a psychological effect of making me feel like it's warmer than it actually is!

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« Reply #1882 on: November 17, 2014, 10:34:22 AM »
Last week's business trip took me right past the nearest IKEA (several hours from home), so I stopped and picked up their French press for $9.  Spent the past few days perfecting the technique to make the perfect cup of coffee with no waste.  I'm converted, and the press should pay for itself within a month or two!

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« Reply #1883 on: November 17, 2014, 10:38:04 AM »
Gave my breakfast (PB&J) to a homeless person who asked me for food, and, rather than buying something for myself, I ate a backup Clif bar I keep in my desk.

So, saved .... -$CliffBar

I'm skipping breakfast and lunch today in an effort to spend $3 total on food.

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« Reply #1884 on: November 17, 2014, 11:33:48 AM »

Photos please!  I NEED to see this monster of a cabbage.  Also, what did you cook other than coleslaw?

Sorry no visual cabbage porn available.  I made cabbage and sausage turnovers, boiled cabbage with garlic and coleslaw and I gave a hunk to a neighbor.




Cabbage porn you wants, cabbage porn you gets. This one is 16 lbs.

I don't think that knife is going to do much good on a 16 lb cabbage.

Yeah. I put it there for scale, but after I saw the picture, I realized that the dryer did a pretty good job of showing how big it was.

Wow!  I presume these are either home-grown or farmers market finds?  This sub-thread is tickling my DIY sauerkraut itch!  I already feel bad for my neighbors lol

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« Reply #1885 on: November 17, 2014, 11:46:16 AM »
Mooched lunch (~$9) off a co-worker because he refused to let me pay for it. It was going to be my first purchased lunch in 2 months. Anyways, I digress. I'm his secret santa though, so it'll all even out in the end.

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« Reply #1886 on: November 17, 2014, 01:09:48 PM »
Walked my son to daycare rather than take the car even though it was yucky and snowing out

Kept the heat at 18c during the day and out extra layers on.

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« Reply #1887 on: November 17, 2014, 02:24:43 PM »

Photos please!  I NEED to see this monster of a cabbage.  Also, what did you cook other than coleslaw?

Sorry no visual cabbage porn available.  I made cabbage and sausage turnovers, boiled cabbage with garlic and coleslaw and I gave a hunk to a neighbor.




Cabbage porn you wants, cabbage porn you gets. This one is 16 lbs.

I don't think that knife is going to do much good on a 16 lb cabbage.

Yeah. I put it there for scale, but after I saw the picture, I realized that the dryer did a pretty good job of showing how big it was.

Wow!  I presume these are either home-grown or farmers market finds?  This sub-thread is tickling my DIY sauerkraut itch!  I already feel bad for my neighbors lol

The one in the picture was one we grew from a seedling my daughter grew in school and brought home. I didn't have a garden that year, so I just stuck it in the ground near the back door and we watered it whenever we thought of it. I was amazed it survived, much less thrived. We ate it for weeks, and still had lots for pickling.

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« Reply #1888 on: November 17, 2014, 08:03:29 PM »
I'm wearing my light down jacket indoors.  My kids are in t-shirts, as they are very comfortable being cool.  Also: This is the Calvin Klein jacket I wanted last year.  I saw it online for nearly $200, then saw it at a department store for even more.  That same day I went to Costco and saw the exact same jacket for $39.  It's a great jacket for fall and spring. 

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« Reply #1889 on: November 18, 2014, 01:33:48 PM »
Went to a party and had to take appetizer.  Wanted to have little toasts for people to spread my homemade olive tapenade on.  Bought bread, sliced, and put on cookie sheet.  Had to heat oven to make cupcakes.  (I was returning a plate and didn't want to return it empty.)  Put bread covered cookie sheet in oven while it was heating up.  When the oven was ready to bake my cupcakes, I took my bread out, and put the cupcakes in.  After the cupcakes were done and cooling on the counter, I put my turned over drying bread back into the "cooling" oven. 

Yes, free bread toasting.

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« Reply #1890 on: November 18, 2014, 03:03:43 PM »
I forgot to add, I did some mending this weekend.  so more clothes to toss into the rotation. didn't have to buy new.

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« Reply #1891 on: November 18, 2014, 05:05:37 PM »
Heating up a chili that I assembled and froze 2 weeks ago, before surgery.

Drank copious amounts of tea today, at home, for pennies.

Resisted the urge to buy a snack at a drive thru while I was out with my son today, even though I really wanted it!

Dropped the thermostat now that our cold snap is over. Actually, even turned it off during the daytime, but will put it back on when night falls.

Young son is a budding artist. He remembered that one of his older brothers (now 20) had an easel and watercolours with a palette. We asked said brother about it and he dug it out of the cupboard for his little brother! Score!

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« Reply #1892 on: November 18, 2014, 05:17:54 PM »
Well new to the mustache life and did a few things.
No more work lunches saved between $5-7 daily
Occasionally get breakfast otw to work $2-3
Sometimes hit the vending machine at work usually a $1
and then of course dinner out sometimes out lol this is sounding even worse as I write it $20-40
Haven't been using as many electrical items at home as usual.
we get our dog food delivered thru our Amazon prime acct and the price is same at Petsmart but with free shipping.
Got my mortgage lowered from $1259-$1098 a month due to insurance price drop
Hang dryed quite a few clothes.
Work in a warehouse and except under clothes where work shirt and jeans 2x instead of once.
Gonna try to get a tax break we have bags on bags full of donation stuff we really really downsized.
please be easy on me we just started.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #1893 on: November 20, 2014, 09:08:10 AM »
I've been slacking on the frugality front lately, I gotta get back into this thread!

Yesterday we had an awesome potluck Thanksgiving lunch at work. Someone made a huge bowl of delicious pasta salad that barely got touched (not Thanksgiving-y enough? also there was just a ton of food), so when it was sitting in the kitchen afterwards I scooped a whole bunch into a gallon ziploc bag that I for some reason had in my desk, and I will eat that for lunch today. This is especially great because my boyfriend and I usually eat leftovers for lunch, but we ate out last night (unmustachian, but at least it was $3.99 burger night at a local place I guess?) and only had one serving of food left from Tuesday's chicken and veggies, so now he can take that and I will eat my scavenged pasta salad. Otherwise he would probably make me take the leftovers and then he would buy something at QT. So, score!

Also, I had started using the dryer again after literally not using it all summer, since our daytime temps were below freezing. Today's high is in the low 50s and sunny, so I hung clothes on the line this morning even though I so did not want to in the cold and dark!

Finally, tonight we will cook a dinner that relies on our freezer and pantry, and also eating some produce we have on hand so it doesn't go bad (including limes I bought for something else and then totally forgot about, oops). And I bought the pasta on sale for $1/lb and shopped around to get the best price on the chicken thighs and red bell peppers. Yeah!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #1894 on: November 20, 2014, 09:29:45 AM »
Walked over to the doc's office to pick up my medical records.  Made cheesy garlic croutons to sex up the yellow split pea soup.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #1895 on: November 20, 2014, 10:09:45 AM »
No spend day today, worked from home and kept the heating low - drank tea and ate my lovely home made Scotch broth [have another 7 portions left!]
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #1896 on: November 20, 2014, 10:12:53 AM »
No spend day today, worked from home and kept the heating low - drank tea and ate my lovely home made Scotch broth [have another 7 portions left!]

Will trade one portion of yellow pea soup w/cheesy garlic croutons for one portion scotch broth.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #1897 on: November 20, 2014, 12:27:13 PM »
shawn77777 - good start! This is the "what small things did you do TODAY to save money" thread, so good on ya! No face punches administered :-) Lots of good money saving things going on there for you!

For me, today I am making baked potatoes for dinner (super cheap right now!) and using up a head of cauliflower and making cheese sauce as one topping. Another topping option will be a heated up bowl of leftover chill topped with sour cream.

Turning off the heat during the day. Will put it back on when the sun goes down.

Drinking tea to keep warm.

Edited to add that my mini-potato bar turned out great!
« Last Edit: November 20, 2014, 08:48:41 PM by 1967mama »

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #1898 on: November 20, 2014, 01:13:34 PM »
Keeping the heat down while family is out. Will out it up when they come back. But keep lowering it on DH.

Working hard on making meals based on what we have on hand this week. Going well.

Will walk to daycare for pickup rather than drive 2 k.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #1899 on: November 20, 2014, 01:58:41 PM »
For me, today I am making baked potatoes for dinner (super cheap right now!) and using up a head of cauliflower and making cheese sauce as one topping. Another topping option will be a heated up bowl of leftover chill topped with sour cream.

Good idea.  Just bought a 10lb bag at ALDI for $1.29 and have a bunch of toppings, including chili.  Now I have tomorrow's dinner!

Making spearmint tea to use up an orphaned bag of the stuff from the pantry.  Also making crockpot yogurt.