Friday, June 21, 2013

February's Freezer Cooking Results

Freezer Cooking Results
 Cooked Pinto Beans: 5-1c pkgs + enough for the Nachos and Taco Meat
 Homemade Chili's-style Salsa
 Homemade Chip Cookie Dough: 4 batches, White Chocolate, Butterscotch Chip, and 2 Milk Chocolate Chip
Taco Meat: 5-1c pkgs + Nachos and a little leftover
Cooked Beef 1/2 lb pkg x 2, Cooked Beef with Onions 1/2 lb pkg x 2
 4 - 1/2 batches Pizza Dough (each 1/2 batch makes Joe and I each a personal pizza)
Homemade Bone Broth x 2

Yard Sale Finds for May

I'm finally getting around to posting my yard sale finds from May.  Joe and I hit a lot of sales, and grabbed up a lot of good deals, here's our great finds...

 We stopped out to Mt Airy Days, which is HUGE!  I had never been, so it was a wonderful surprise! 
Wicker Trash Can (Transformation post coming) $1
2 Children's Books 2/$1
1 Table Linen $1
1 Air Pump (Joe uses these for the grill) $0.75
Total: $3.75

The above finds are from 2 yard sales we hit one weekend.
Basket $0.25
Jar $0.75
Total: $1

 This Saturday we stopped at a church flea market and a nice little yard sale.
Pitcher $1
4 Crystal Light mixes $1 ea = $4
Total: $5

Grand Total for May: $9.75!

Frugal Finds Friday: 'Swiffer' Solution Recipe

I bought a refillable Libman 'swiffer' mop a couple of years ago, and LOVE that I can wash and reuse the scrub pads, as well as refill the solution container.  It saves me money, and is very Eco-friendly!  To save money even further, I make up my own cleaning solution.  It's so simple, and only takes 3 ingredients, so you should try it out if you can...
  1. Take solution container and fill 1/3 with white vinegar.
  2. Add a large squirt of dish soap; I use Dawn cause it's what I have, but I have used Ivory as well.
  3. Fill the container the rest of the way up to the fill line with water.  Gently shake to combine.  
  4. Go clean your floor!
What are your frugal finds for this week?

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