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This week I hit a couple thrift stores. I didn’t do as well as I usually do, but still came home with some good frugal finds. I only visited a couple as I was short on time, and I also went to the local restaurant supply store as they have great bargains on milk and fresh veggies:
Thrift Store Finds
Candle melt pot 0.90
mini ice cream maker 2.00
veggie chopper 2.00
glass casserole w/lid 2.00
cake decorator kit 1.25
cookie press 4.00
dessert dish (for blog photos!) 0.50
19 Taste of Home magazines 4.75 (woohoo!)
3 Cookbooks 2.25
From Best Bargains (restaurant supply)
I live in a rural community. We have a restaurant supply store right here in our backyard that carries some home grown veggies, fresh cheese and meats, frozen goodies, baked goods and plenty more. It can be a crapshoot though, so I usually go there before doing my grocery shop for the week, just in case they are out of anything. Their fresh veggie collection is different all the time, so I always hit those first. This week I bought:
fresh tomatoes – 2 lbs – $2.01 (for winter they look pretty good, way better than the grocery store anyway)
2 loaves of bread
$2.58 (these loaves are huge!)
2 gallons milks
Total for this week’s thrift and Best Bargains shopping:
Oh yeah, almost forgot about the bonus! My daughter grabbed a pullover sweatshirt for $2.00 at the thrift store. When we got home she put it on and put her hands in the pockets. Guess what she found? $2.00 in the pocket! BONUS! Free sweatshirt! LOL
In The Kitchen
Bread – I also made some multigrain bread
this week, but I over baked it ($*!!&%&$!&#*$!) so the crust was just too hard to enjoy it. UGH! So instead of wasting the ingredients or feeding the already fat backyard birds, I broke the bread up into chunks and let it dry out for several hours. Then I ground it up in my blender and spread it onto cookie sheets. I baked it for about 15 minutes or so on 200 F just to be sure it was dried out and toasty. Then I stored it in zipper gallon bags in the freezer for later use.
Chicken – There was a sale on chicken thighs, came out to about $1.42/lb so I boiled and simmered them in a big pot with onions, garlic, carrots, celery salt, salt and pepper and a bay leaf. Saved the broth, shredded the chicken and made chicken and dumplings last night, saved the other half for chicken enchiladas :)
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