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Thrifty Thursday: Week #13


When life gives you lemons, do you frown and get mad, or do you make lemonade? Well, whenever possible, I make lemonade. 

Last week I tried a recipe for Oatmeal Bread. Unfortunately it was awful, a big fat fail, almost no flavor. Not because of anything I did, I just think the recipe was bad, must be missing an ingredient or something. So instead of tossing it to the birds or in the garbage, I sliced it up, let it dry out and put it through my blender. I use breadcrumbs in my meatballs and on breaded meats, so no sense in letting it go to waste.
I think being thrifty or frugal isn’t always about where you found a bargain or how little you paid for something, it’s a mindset. Whenever given the opportunity, I try to think of how to reuse or recycle something. Thankfully my community does curbside recycling, so I don’t have to worry too much about that, but especially with food, it’s important to think like our mothers and grandmothers: “Waste not want not!” as they would say.
How were you thrifty this week?

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5 Responses to Thrifty Thursday: Week #13

  1. 1
    Cheri Sicard says:

    Hi Amanda,

    I’m probably looking it the wrong place, but I can’t see the Mr. Linky thing. This week I posted tips for cooking died beans and legumes — some of the most frugal and healthy foods you can eat, and favorite bean recipes.
    http://blogs.fabulousfoods.com/2009/05/cooking-dried-beans-and-legumes-thrifty.html

  2. 2
    Erin Orr says:

    It might be really late tonight before it gets done, but I’ll post my thrifty Thursday post today!

  3. 3
    The Blonde Duck says:

    That’s really cool that you re-use stuff like that!

  4. 4
    Diann @ The Thrifty Groove says:

    I couldn’t find your Mr. Linky either. So, if you clikc my name it will go to my Thrifty Thursday post.

    The post isn’t a regular type of TT post this time. No “food” related thriftiness but, I did enjoy a thrifty time :)

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    Hannah says:

    Great attitude, and what a smart way to make use of that disappointing bread!

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