Every week I share five frugal things that I’ve done during that week just to show you that the small things you do all add up to a great frugal lifestyle where you can learn to live a fabulously frugal life.
1. I don’t know about you but my freezers are working overtime during lockdown!
I’ve always been a fan of frozen fruit and veg but fewer trips to the shops mean that I have fewer chances to stock up on fresh fruit and veg so I’m an even bigger fan these days – I even have a bag of frozen avocado in my bottom drawer right now although I haven’t yet braved opening it as I’m really not sure how it’s going to taste.
We have a Farm Foods shop near us and every now and again, we get a flyer through the door with vouchers in so I saved the last one and last Sunday, I went and stocked up on all things vegetable. 😇 I saved £5.00 as I ended up spending £50 as I managed to do a fair amount of my weekly shop in there.
2) Miss Frugal’s new job comes with a 15% staff discount and she gets three discount cards so she gets one for herself and has given me one of the other ones. 15% off is pretty big when you consider that I can do my full weekly shop in there although I apparently can’t go in the store where she works in case I do something embarrassing! I mean, taking a photo of her at work in her uniform looking all grown up is totally acceptable if you ask me but for some reason, she disagrees.
3) I bought a milk frother from Amazon this week after our last one died a death after falling from a height into the washing up bowl. The kids used it all the time as they love making fancy drinks that wouldn’t be out of place in your local Starbucks.
I looked on Amazon and found this one, which was actually the only brand that I’d heard of, priced at less than half the price of the other ones on there. The only catch was that for some reason, you have to buy two of them!
I bought the two for £11.98 and they came the very next day which is mad – especially in these mad times with everything that’s going on around us. We’re now happily using one of them and the other one has been put away for a gift for someone for Christmas. I’ll pop it with a pretty mug and some sort of drink, maybe Snowman soup which is a Christmas favourite. I might even throw in a cheeky candy cane spoon if I can find my spoon silicone mould at some point before Christmas.
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4) I made some rainbow vegetable fritters for lunch on Sunday purely because my freezer was full to bursting after my trip to the shop to stock up and I had about half a bag of frozen mixed veg that I really couldn’t squeeze in anywhere.
I ended up making a bit of a stack so there was enough for lunch for us on Sunday which we had with leftover gammon and then some to heat up again for lunch on Monday for the kids. I was at work so they just popped them on our pancake maker and heated them through and ate them as they were with nothing but ketchup served with them. I can’t complain – at least I know they had veg voluntarily.
5) I made a batch of my packed lunch cake on Monday night after work so the kids had something sweet to eat through the week if they fancied something. I cut the cake into relatively small pieces, in the same way I did when I made the cake for actual packed lunches, and popped each piece into a paper bag.
These are the bags that I use at the moment just because they were cheaper than the brown paper bags that I normally use – (Affiliate link) Paper Bags. They’re cuter than the plain old brown ones but they are smaller so not ideal if you want to put much in them.
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