A thrifty weekend 

Hello Dear Reader,

We are ready for anything this week has on offer. The kindling is chopped, clothes are ready to wear, meals are prepared and packed lunches are made

I made gluten free toffee apple crumble

4 Bramley apples, peeled, cored and sliced

300g gf flour

150g butter, rubbed into the flour

50g of sugar stirred into the crumble mix

2 tablespoons of sugar sprinkled on each dish of fruit

100g of caramel sauce (we brought something back from Brittany)

Bake at 180 for 39 minutes – serve with custard or ice cream

Pallets from the industrial estate are left outside for anyone to take. We take them apart, saw them down and chop into kindling.

I also cooked three cottage pies and two portions of chicken thighs cooked in a ready made creamy mushroom sauce (from Lidl) 

My lunches, brown rice and veg, ham and boiled eggs.

Yesterday, I made bread rolls and prepared cheese, pickleand ham rolls and they are in the fridge ready to go.

It’s been a no spend weekend as I’ve been busy with work, not to mention torrential rain yesterday which persuaded us to hunker down at home. 

That’s my thrifty weekend wrapped up. How’s your been? 

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xxxx

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21 thoughts on “A thrifty weekend 

  1. Doing a soup swap with 4 others so will come home with a big assortment of soups for freezer, grab and reheat. Girls doing a cookie swap. Frugal, fun, and will save time later.

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      • Went to see film A Cat called Bob, we inspired me! We have a homeless man in our town so Saturday I brought him a bacon sandwich then today I took him a few packets of biscuits. He is very gratfull it brings a tear to my eye when I chat to him. I would really like to do more to help him eg. Buy him a sleeping bag or warm jacket or even a food shop but how can he cook it? Please give me some ideas xx

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      • Hi Marie,

        I once read an article about a man who asked a homeless man what he needed. The homeless man replied that he needed a blanket. This was in Canada, and as you can imagine, it gets pretty cold. The man then went on to get tens of thousands of blankets donated to other homeless people.

        Perhaps if you ask the man what he needs then you might be able to get it for him. As you suggest yourself, it may be something as simple as a sleeping bag.

        Bless you for being a kind and thoughtful person.

        Kindest regards,
        N

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  2. Went to see film A Cat called Bob, we inspired me! We have a homeless man in our town so Saturday I brought him a bacon sandwich then today I took him a few packets of biscuits. He is very gratfull it brings a tear to my eye when I chat to him. I would really like to do more to help him eg. Buy him a sleeping bag or warm jacket or even a food shop but how can he cook it? Please give me some ideas xx

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    • I remember when my Mom – a working Mother back in the 60s – got the idea to make and freeze a month’s worth of sandwiches as a frugal/time saving move. The interesting thing was these were things like cream cheese and olive, or egg salad sandwiches – definitely NOT freezer friendly. My brother and I didn’t want to offend her by telling her what a disaster that was, but by the end of the week we were hunting through the sofa to find change to buy ANY lunch we could get! (Needless to say, THAT experiment was not repeated)

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