1) I made Slimming World Quiche for tea for Mr Frugal and I the other night and it was delicious! The recipe is here if you want to have a go at making your own but it’s pretty flexible as far as ingredients go – what you can see here is the last of the gammon from Sunday dinner, a pepper left over from fajitas, some tomatoes that have seen better days and some boiled potatoes I saved from tea.
I make it without the pastry crust as that’s better for Slimming World (it also means it’s much easier to make) but you could make it with if you prefer.
2) We had a lovely wander around our local car boot sale on Sunday and I managed to pick up some beautiful little china cups and saucers for 20p each. I’m planning to make my favourite slow cooker cakes this weekend for a tea party and these cups will be perfect. And since we went out afterwards and I had one in my bag still, I thought I’d share a photo of one of them at our new favourite place to visit (see number 3).
3) We wanted a lovely family day last Sunday to celebrate the end of SATs and exams for both kids and we toyed with the idea of Lightwater Valley as a treat but in the end, we had a wander around the boot sale and then drove to Tynemouth where we spend a lovely few hours in the Sunshine. We used our English Heritage cards so the day itself cost us nothing and I packed a mini picnic (well, I emptied the fridge into a carrier bag but that totally counts as a picnic doesn’t it?) so the day itself cost us practically nothing. Tynemouth is a beautiful little village and the priory was such fun. We even found some free parking although it was a steep-ish walk up to the town from the parking as it was right near the beautiful beach.
4) The main reason we went to the car boot sale was to stock up on some new board games as we love having family game nights but we seem to be a bit limited on games that we all like. We managed to buy 5 games for £2.00 from one stall on our way out as well as 2 others we picked up on the way round for £1 each so we’re well stocked now and bound to find at least one that we all love. Any others we’ll simply sell on when we have a boot sale or just donate to the charity shop.
5) After a clear out, we had two desks and some side tables that we no longer wanted and even though they were OK quality, I haven’t had the time this week to do anything about selling them. Rather than have them gather dust in the garage, I put them on the front garden with a sign saying free and they were gone within the day. I hope someone’s getting some use out of them.
What frugal or thrifty things have you done this week?
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