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  1. 11 20 09

    by , 11-21-2009 at 12:02 AM
    I was responding to a thread on eating cheap for an extended period of time. My response.I have had periods early in our marriage where we were short on cash or when my MIL lived us the woman (as my mom would say could squeeze a buffalo nickel till it S--t). Her tips, she would buy organ meats like kidneys, or fish paste(a fishmeat ground up with a filler probably flour that you could fry, Tofu and her favorite(porridge with ground meat usually pork)oatmeal or peanut butter toast. My mothers dollar ...
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  2. 11 19 09

    by , 11-19-2009 at 09:07 AM
    Things are just coming along.We put up our Christmas tree but didn't hang any breakable ornaments. We have to season it a few days and make sure the cat has a chance to climb it and knock it down before the breakable ornaments go on. Since we are not doing Thanksgiving at our house it has allowed me to go straight for Christmas. My daughter in Austin passed her national exam for coding yesterday. Whoo Hoo , I am so happy for her the test takes around 4.5 hours and costs around $400 for the pleasure ...
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  3. Cheap and Cheaper Thanksgiving

    by , 11-17-2009 at 02:15 AM
    I am going to a friends house for Thanksgiving but I am going to buy my Thanksgiving meal and serve it at Christmas. So as I was looking at the adds for the week. I could easily do Thanksgiving for under $25 as long as you didn't have to count your $25 minimum purchase towards the dinner.This is the time I would stock up on the canned veggies as it is a great price or other loss leaders on items I regularly use.

    Cheapest Vons/Safeway has $5 Whole Turkey up to 16# size with $25 min ...

    Updated 11-17-2009 at 02:38 AM by frugal-fannie

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  4. 11 16 09

    by , 11-16-2009 at 09:14 PM
    Tonight I am cooking boneless pork ribs with rice. Last night my daughter cooked her BF and 2 of his friends, home made fries and cheeseburgers. I went shopping some more and started getting items for the yearly gift baskets. I picked up some cute items some Gingerbread cookie tins and a snowman container with white cotton candy. I already have the wine. I also bought the small packets of ground coffee one is gingerbread and another is pecan pie for the gift baskets, but they sound so good I may ...
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  5. 11 15 09

    by , 11-15-2009 at 10:24 AM
    I went on a major grocery store shopping.They had an additional 20% off on wine and gin so $16 off bought 12 bottles and most of those were on sale on top of the markdown.The 2 bottles of Gin Had coupons $4 off tonic water so bought little six packs end price .50 each. I had an additional coupons for wine with meat purchase so $29 off. I bought markdown bread and bagels. 4 boxes of cheerios $1. a box and 4 boxes of potato pancake mix1/2 off. 3 bottles of Margarita mixer on sale with coupons.Mark ...

    Updated 11-15-2009 at 10:50 AM by frugal-fannie

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