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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2100 on: January 09, 2015, 02:27:40 PM »
Mobilized the village through the local swap site and retrieved two pairs of gloves I'd lost on the road. Saved twenty bucks and connected with my neighborhood :-)
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2101 on: January 09, 2015, 02:34:52 PM »
1. Made chai tea at home and added my own milk
2. Made breakfast at home, even if it was small
3. Cobbled together a lunch from home rather than buying it (I usually do this, but still taking the credit!)
4. Took the bus instead of driving
5. Using a coupon to get our beer out tonight instead of paying full price ;-)

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« Reply #2102 on: January 09, 2015, 02:36:13 PM »
Having an "eat what is in the house week" this week.  We are completely out of fresh veg and flour and sugar, though (sugar needed for the kombucha, otherwise we wouldn't bother), so DH and the kids are doing the shopping right now, to a very tight list.

So far he's texted me that they've spent $51, spread between the bulk dry goods shop and the vegge shop.  Which is pretty awesome for NZ, where $250 is considered to be frugal for a week's groceries for a family.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2103 on: January 09, 2015, 03:15:57 PM »
Today I called Verizon to see if I can lower my bill. After a little bit of talking I was able to reduce my bill by 21 a month.  Also, this gave me unlimited talk and text which I didn't have.  Reduced my data to 1g but that is okay, I really don't need that much.  I had to extend my contract for a yr but I don't mind that. I couldn't use my employee discount though, bummer.  But cheaper than what I was paying and gained more in services.  Win win.

 I knew about the loyalty plan from these boards so thank you all so much for sharing.  I don't know who originally posted it but thank you.

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« Reply #2104 on: January 10, 2015, 10:16:34 AM »
Used the vouchers I got for Christmas from work to buy two turkeys and two hams for about $12 total.  Have canned so far: 27 half pints of turkey, 16 quarts of turkey broth, 21 pints of ham and bean soup.

I still have: enough turkey for at least a dozen pints of turkey vegetable soup, a ham and a half (I don't know yet what to do with them), ham bones for broth.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to run out of jars before I run out of food to put in them. :)
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2105 on: January 10, 2015, 11:40:46 AM »
Not specifically TODAY, but this WEEK:

Sorted and went through 11k MTG cards for buylisting and bulk. Total: ~$250.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2106 on: January 10, 2015, 01:28:16 PM »
Wanted to buy a device to track the energy usage/costs, it costs approx. 20, made some research and found out that it is possible to borrow it from the city for free for 14 days. It is enough to get an idea how much energy our devices and tools consume. 20 saved!:-)

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2107 on: January 10, 2015, 03:20:44 PM »
Adjusted my car insurance by raising the deductible from $500 to $1000. My husband and I would prefer to avoid filing a claim for less than $1000 anyway, since we would lose a significant break for our clean record with no claims for the past five years.  Savings = $10/ month, but little savings add up!

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« Reply #2108 on: January 10, 2015, 03:32:17 PM »
Had my 2. date with a woman this evening in a very cheap thai self-service food-court-style restaurant.

I'm 28 and live in a big fancy city where most young people gladly spend $200 on a romantic dinner. Dating for the last few years I've always felt that I compromised my values somewhat, eating at a bit nicer places etc. that I would have chosen if I were on my own. This time I've decided to go hardcore mustachian from the beginning, might as well weed out the ones who're not sharing my values from the beginning. Turns out she really enjoyed the evening.


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2109 on: January 10, 2015, 06:00:44 PM »
Made a nice crockpot dinner -- always find the temptation to order in is greatest on the weekends when 1967papa is home and we are having a nice relaxing day.

Made tapioca pudding from scratch. So easy, its ridiculous! Feel armed with great new knowledge for feeding kids during the week!

"The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dustbowl" FINALLY arrived at the library after requesting it about 2 months ago, based on a recommendation here on the forum! So many good books recommended here. I also have "All Your Worth," "Zero Waste Home," "Enough," "Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer," "Your Farm in the City: An Urban Dweller's Guid to Growing Food and Raising Animals," and "My Empire of Dirt: How One Man Turned His Big-city Backyard Into A Farm." -- so many books, so little time <sigh> I should post this to Mustachian People Problems! haha

Delicious mug of hot chocolate with mini-marshmallows .. a total indulgence but tasted 10x better than Starbucks and cost me pennies and I sat by my fire reading my new book.

Turned the heat off in the daytime. Turning lights off constantly.


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2110 on: January 10, 2015, 06:18:02 PM »
My apartment is like a sieve so it gets cold pretty easily (even though we live in a fairly mild climate, by Canadian standards anyway) so I am constantly trying to keep the heat down without making things properly uncomfortable.  Anyway, today I am working on wearing enough clothes and dialing down the thermostat. 

I am also (finally) back in to menu planning.  I have proposed to Mr. KStar that we get on a 15 menu cycle (3 new meals a week with the remaining nights being filled by leftovers) to keep things simple (but not too repetitive), cost effective, and easy to do by having the right ingredients in the house.   Today I prepared for week two by sharing the recipes with the Mr. (who does most of the cooking these days) and getting the ingredients we need.  Eating out is one of the most common/easy slip-ups for us (financially speaking) and it is So. Expensive. compared to cooking at home.   I would recommend www.budgetbytes.com to anyone interested in cost effective cooking. I have no affiliation with the site, it's just a great resource and the recipes have been delicious so far!

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« Reply #2111 on: January 10, 2015, 07:33:36 PM »
I also love BudgetBytes, KStar!

Used a $5 gift card to buy breakfast for me and DH.
Spent the day at home.  Relaxing.  Made several meals for the week. 
Harvested our lemon tree. Froze about a cup of lemon juice.  Made lemonade.  Have 16 oz of lemon juice in the fridge for use in y weekly breakfast smoothies. 

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2112 on: January 10, 2015, 08:27:26 PM »
Might be a duplicate of earlier poster's idea, but i sealed around windows with sections of white nylon rope cut to fit (scotch tape the ends to prevent fraying and it's almost invisible unless you look straight at it) between lower window frame and inside moulding.   This costs about 1.50 per window for a 5/8" single core rope vs almost $9 a window for the weather stripping at Home Depot or Lowe's.    This cut the drafts dramatically in our den and exterior walls of the bathrooms especially!

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« Reply #2113 on: January 10, 2015, 11:24:01 PM »
Made 4 jars of "preserving jar tomato soup" from a bulk purchase of tomatoes that were just about to go off.  These can store in the pantry, freeing up space in the freezer, which is where I'd normally put soup.  Although, one failed to seal, so I'll probably tip it into a freezer bag and freeze that one.

Inventoried the freezer in preparation for easy meal-planning for when baby arrives, and to help with planning freezer-meals. (it's a chest freezer - things tend to get lost in the bottom half).  Typed up the list so we can cross items off as they are used.
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2114 on: January 11, 2015, 10:41:11 AM »
It's cold and rainy the past couple of days, so, because I can't sit still, I went down to the thrift store and bought miscellaneous bundles of yarn.  So far I have learned three simple stitches in crochet and hope to finish a Granny Square soon.

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« Reply #2115 on: January 11, 2015, 11:24:03 AM »
I'm making chicken noodle soup (thanks for all of the help, 1967mama), a large batch of rice, and more lemonade.  I plan on making mashed potatoes, fried rice and red curry with vegetables later today. 

We're also sitting under a few blankets instead of turning the heat on.


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2116 on: January 11, 2015, 12:24:26 PM »
Made my first batch of crockpot chicken stock using 100% veggie scraps and leftover chicken bones.  It was awesome! 

Locked in TWC internet for another year at $35/mo.  Beats the $55/mo regular price.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2117 on: January 11, 2015, 12:28:50 PM »
cooked for the next 3 days
ate leftovers
washed our clothes "cold", the result ist absolutely ok, no difference to 30 or 40 degrees
made a spread sheet to compare prices in 4 stores of groceries I always buy... will start to fill it in tomorrow

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2118 on: January 11, 2015, 02:31:54 PM »
Sold the skis that I found near the garbage in our building for $40!! Very happy.

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« Reply #2119 on: January 11, 2015, 03:20:03 PM »
Found an alternate way home that takes about the same amount of time and distance but doesn't involve paying tolls.

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« Reply #2120 on: January 11, 2015, 03:30:51 PM »
Picked up a saddle on Ebay that I should be able to flip for a tidy profit, if not double my money by simply cleaning it and getting better pics and posting a better ad.  As a bonus, put it on a rewards card I was otherwise not using, to kick me over the $25 points threshold to get some cash back.

Purchased an LED fixture for my aquarium that draws 13 watts instead of the 45 for the current fluorescent fixture.  That wouldn't save money in itself, but the LEDs should last about 9 years, whereas the fluorescent tubes need to be replaced every 6-12 months at about $25 a whack.  Hopefully it will make the aquarium look more attractive too.  TRIED cleaning and oiling the impeller to get rid of the annoying noise it's been making, but ended up ordering new parts since the noise is now worse than before.  At least it was $25 for the parts rather than replacing the whole filter.

Trimmed my horse's feet myself.

Decided that the little $24 grocery trip yesterday ought to get us through the week so didn't do any more grocery shopping today, like I'd previously planned.

I'm about to go hunker down at my sewing machine and do some magic on jeans and shirts that could be better used with some alterations.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2121 on: January 11, 2015, 06:03:52 PM »
Talked to my housemate about sharing some meals. He doesn't cook, so he spends a lot on (mostly unhealthy) lunches throughout the week, and I make my lunches and love money, so it's a perfect match! Hitting the supermarket after work today to get some salad supplies.

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« Reply #2122 on: January 11, 2015, 06:09:08 PM »
Used coupons (aka Canadian Tire money to Canadians) from buying three tanks of gas to buy three containers of dog food. Paid 30 cents for $7.21 of dog food. Canadian Tire also has the best price on this dog food locally.

To non-Canadians, this national chain sells tires and automotive goods, but also is well-stocked for outdoor sporting goods, household maintenance, garden and outdoor living items, Christmas decorations, and the comforts of indoors, like small appliances and pets. No people food, except chocolate bars at the cash, so shoppers don't faint after lengthy visits to the store. Widely visited by couples shopping together. A lot of kids' first new bike gets bought here.

(No, I don't work for them. I was just on a high from getting  $7.00 worth of free dog food.)
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« Reply #2123 on: January 11, 2015, 06:29:32 PM »
* Quadrupled a recipe for Apricot loaf and made 2 x loaves, a tray of muffins, and baked the remainder in my bundt tin.  I'll keep out 1 loaf for lunches etc this week and freeze the remainder.  Saves money because:
1) efficient use of oven, and
2) having baked goods in the house means we don't buy them when we need to 'bring something to share for afternoon tea', which is a common occurrence in our social groupings.
3) if the kids can't find some bread-related product for lunch, they tend to opt for cereal.  Which uses a lot of milk.

* Cooking a double lot of beef stew in the crockpot, destined for:
1) tonight's meal (served on rice with veg and salad on side),
2) tomorrow night's meal (served as a 'Greek Shepherd's pie' - like a lasagne, but with sliced potato/sweet potato instead of pasta.  No idea why that makes it 'greek' - that's just what the recipe book says it's called), and
3) making a second (and hopefully a 3rd) Greek shepherd's pie for the freezer.

* Soaking and sprouting 4 times my usual amount chickpeas so I can make efficient use of crock-pot and have some in freezer for future meals.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2015, 06:38:10 PM by homehandymum »
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2124 on: January 12, 2015, 01:04:46 AM »
@homehandymum would you mind sharing your apricot loaf recipe? It sounds delicious and I have some dried apricots to use up in my pantry. I, too, have been trying to keep baked goods available for the kids for snacking.

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« Reply #2125 on: January 12, 2015, 02:00:19 AM »
@homehandymum would you mind sharing your apricot loaf recipe? It sounds delicious and I have some dried apricots to use up in my pantry. I, too, have been trying to keep baked goods available for the kids for snacking.

With pleasure!  It's a recipe from a circa 1977 La Leche League fundraiser recipe book that used to belong to my mother in law :)  It makes quite a dense loaf, but to lighten it up, you could use half wholemeal, half white flour, instead of all wholemeal as the recipe calls for.

Apricot Loaf

Ingredients**
1 cup chopped dried apricots
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 - 2 1/4 cups wholemeal flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 egg

Place apricots, sugar and butter in a bowl and add water.  Soak for about 10 minutes.  Add baking soda and then remaining ingredients.  Mix thoroughly.  Will be a sticky batter consistency.
Bake 3/4 - 1 hr in a moderate oven 350degF (180degC)


**Note: measurements are NZ/Australian metric, so a cup = 250mL, 1 teaspoon = 5mL, 1 tablespoon = a uniquely NZ/Aus 20mL
Handy conversion chart here:  http://alldownunder.com/australian-convert/measurement-chart.htm

Today, I substituted about 1/4 of the apricots with sunflower seeds, making it even denser and chewier.  Could easily be made with any other dried fruit.  Oh, and I routinely halve the sugar - the above recipe is given as it is written in the recipe book, though :)
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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2126 on: January 12, 2015, 02:30:20 AM »
Thanks so much, homehandymum! Is the cookbook "Whole Foods for the Whole Family?" If it is, I own it! haha!

ETA: Just pulled 2 cups of dried apricots out of my pantry, so making double batch of your recipe today! Thanks again!
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« Reply #2127 on: January 12, 2015, 07:25:40 AM »
Bought ten pounds of pork skin at the Chinese super-grocer for $1... turned it into six pounds of chicharon and three pounds of Mexican lard. For the next little while, if it's edible and it's in my house, it's getting fried.
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« Reply #2128 on: January 12, 2015, 07:51:25 AM »
Bought ten pounds of pork skin at the Chinese super-grocer for $1... turned it into six pounds of chicharon and three pounds of Mexican lard. For the next little while, if it's edible and it's in my house, it's getting fried.
Chicharon!!! So good, but so, soooo bad.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2129 on: January 12, 2015, 08:24:13 AM »
-This past weekend made some chicken cacciatore with enough for leftovers for dinner during the week.
-Dried load of clothing around our wood burning stove(try to do this as much as possible).
-Sold some more things on e-bay.
-Made oatmeal for the work week(Make the steel cut oats on Sunday as they take awhile to cook)
-Both of us bring lunch to work just about every day of the work year, but wanted to take credit for it.  :)
-Bought some food at BJs and stacked coupons to get the price way down.
-Entering receipts at Checkout51.com to get back cash.
-Use internet at the library(don't have internet at home)


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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2130 on: January 12, 2015, 08:37:33 AM »
Checked what my mobile phone tariff included so that I could avoid extra charges. I now know not to send picture messages through it (have downloaded whatsapp for that) and not to ring 08 numbers (they can wait until I'm near a landline).

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« Reply #2131 on: January 12, 2015, 01:31:10 PM »
Working from home and it is cold, so wearing layers and taking frequent breaks to move around and keep the blood flowing.

Making fried rice to utilize some Indian food leftovers (we were treated)  and odds and ends from the fridge that need to get used up for dinner tonight.

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« Reply #2132 on: January 12, 2015, 01:47:36 PM »
Thanks so much, homehandymum! Is the cookbook "Whole Foods for the Whole Family?" If it is, I own it! haha!

ETA: Just pulled 2 cups of dried apricots out of my pantry, so making double batch of your recipe today! Thanks again!

Nope, it's called "Mothering Time", and it's just a small stapled-together book with a cardboard cover, produced by the Christchurch La Leche league.  My impression is that they gathered recipes from members around the country (NZ) that were easy to make, nutritious for feeding mamas, and useful for families.
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« Reply #2133 on: January 12, 2015, 02:02:12 PM »
Used a birthday coupon for a free lunch.

Just have to put up with weekly emails that go to the junk folder year round.  I tend to check it in January when I know to expect these things.

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« Reply #2134 on: January 12, 2015, 02:02:57 PM »
Submitted forms for unclaimed money of $398.

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« Reply #2135 on: January 12, 2015, 02:40:56 PM »
-2 apricot loaves in the oven (thanks, homehandymum!)

-2 whole chickens from the freezer are now in the roaster oven

-many cups of home brewed tea to wake me up

-turned off the furnace during the day

-chain cooking in the oven today while its already hot

-picking up vanilla beans I ordered to make my own vanilla -- this was supposed to be last years project!

-followed up on septic tank pumping service -- they didn't show up on Friday

-ordered contacts - yes glasses are cheaper -- if I order them 6 months at a time, I get a $50 rebate in the form of a VISA gift card

-not driving anywhere

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« Reply #2136 on: January 12, 2015, 03:51:34 PM »
Used a birthday coupon for a free lunch.

Just have to put up with weekly emails that go to the junk folder year round.  I tend to check it in January when I know to expect these things.

Where do we sign up for free lunch emails? That sounds nice.

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« Reply #2137 on: January 12, 2015, 03:56:38 PM »
Here's a great list of birthday freebies!

http://moneysavingmom.com/birthday-freebies

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« Reply #2138 on: January 12, 2015, 04:00:37 PM »
Here's a great list of birthday freebies!

http://moneysavingmom.com/birthday-freebies

Thank you! My birthday's coming up in March, so I should hop to it. The one I didn't see on the list is Starbucks. If you have a card registered with them, you get a free drink on your birthday, and there's no price limit for it.

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« Reply #2139 on: January 12, 2015, 04:17:57 PM »
Cancelled Amazon Prime! The TV/movie selection wasn't that great and, honestly, most of what I buy from Amazon is stuff I don't need.

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« Reply #2140 on: January 12, 2015, 05:12:42 PM »
Cancelled Netflix.  I had signed up for streaming right after I broke my leg in September.  I kept it for three months, since the broken leg was followed by shoulder surgery.  I am now on the mend and able to walk to the library for plenty of DVDs for free entertainment.

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« Reply #2141 on: January 12, 2015, 05:27:11 PM »
Redid a stupid travel reimbursement form at work.


Took enough lunch for the week today. I always take lunch, but this makes it less of a pain early in the morning.


Ate leftovers for supper.


Checked in with HR on how long I have to do my witholdings for this month's pay. Need to do it this week, but didn't have to squeeze it into today's meetings. Need to recalculate because we have more withheld for benefits in spring (so that we'll have benefits of the summer), and I'd go into negative paycheck if I left it alone.


Requested a college vehicle for another trip I need to make this spring - doesn't save me money, but saves the college.




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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2142 on: January 12, 2015, 05:34:57 PM »
Here's a great list of birthday freebies!

http://moneysavingmom.com/birthday-freebies
And there's nothing for those of us who don't live in a city...

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« Reply #2143 on: January 12, 2015, 05:44:21 PM »
Here's a great list of birthday freebies!

http://moneysavingmom.com/birthday-freebies
And there's nothing for those of us who don't live in a city...


Never is. Order samples in the mail if you want freebies in the boonies.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2144 on: January 12, 2015, 05:46:45 PM »
Here's a great list of birthday freebies!

http://moneysavingmom.com/birthday-freebies
And there's nothing for those of us who don't live in a city...


Never is. Order samples in the mail if you want freebies in the boonies.
Now I hadn't considered that.  How do you find out about the samples?  I've looked on the Internet and all I find are sites that do not seem to be legit.  There has to be a way and I'm open to ideas.

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2145 on: January 12, 2015, 06:02:25 PM »
  • Yesterday, I prepped salads for the lunches for the entire week
  • Prepped individual containers with the ingredients to make my daily peanut butter pumpkin pie oatmeal (everything in the containers except the oatmeal itself)
  • My cable modem was going out this weekend, so just went by Goodwill and found a temporary replacement (until I move in 4 months) for $5.43 after tax :)

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2146 on: January 12, 2015, 06:19:03 PM »
-2 apricot loaves in the oven (thanks, homehandymum!)
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- picking up vanilla beans I ordered to make my own vanilla -- this was supposed to be last years project!


I'd love to hear what you think about the apricot loaf (I assume wholemeal flour is the same as whole wheat).

What liquor are you going to use for your vanilla extract?

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2147 on: January 12, 2015, 07:11:57 PM »
G-dog The apricot loaf is excellent! I used freshly ground whole wheat flour and no white flour. My family LOVES it! Glad I doubled it!

I am using vodka this first time. I've read about others using rum. I will try it another time. I LOVE vanilla, so this should be a win for our family!

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2148 on: January 12, 2015, 08:06:52 PM »
Someone gave us a package of vanilla beans and a bottle of vodka for our wedding.  It's one of the best gifts that we've received.  We use the vanilla in mixed drinks (yum) and baking. 

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Re: What small things did you do TODAY to save money?
« Reply #2149 on: January 13, 2015, 01:44:35 AM »
G-dog The apricot loaf is excellent! I used freshly ground whole wheat flour and no white flour. My family LOVES it! Glad I doubled it!

I am using vodka this first time. I've read about others using rum. I will try it another time. I LOVE vanilla, so this should be a win for our family!

Yay!!  Glad it worked well.  I'm vaguely envious about the freshly ground wheat!  A grain mill is on my list of appliances I would love to have, but am not certain I would use enough to justify the cost.

And yes, G-dog, wholemeal is whole wheat is wheatmeal (at least, in this country :)  ).  I think here they need to use the term 'wheatmeal' on the flour bags now, because they remove the germ to stop it going rancid so it's technically not 'whole' anymore.

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