Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WFD Wednesday

Dinner tonight involved using up the last of the Thanksgiving day leftovers.

I used the last of the mashed potatoes and made potato pancakes, which are pretty easy to make. I placed the leftover potatoes in a bowl with an egg, diced onion, salt and pepper and a little flour and mixed that up. I then spooned them into a skillet making patties out of them and pan fried them in vegetable oil until crisp.

I also used up the last of the bacon we had and made BLTs, and I also served the last of the broccoli.

After washing the dinner dishes, I put the rest of the dressing, whipped topping, and two pies in the freezer to be eaten at a later date.

There were three potato pancakes left over after dinner, which will be served with breakfast tomorrow morning. 

Nice to know that we made at least five nights worth of dinners out of our Thanksgiving day leftovers saving a lot of money in the process. :) 

Belinda 
© Belinda Richardson and Frugal Workshop, 2011. 
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without” 

Monday, November 28, 2011

WFD Monday

Worked at school today while it was pouring down rain outside. School is on a two hour delay tomorrow due to possible flooding, so there is a chance I won't be working. Time will tell. Dinner today was leftovers from the previous week. I fried some ham slices in a skillet on the stove, warmed up some leftover mashed potatoes with sour cream and cheddar cheese, and heated up some leftover broccoli and corn as side dishes. Plenty of pie leftover for anyone who wants pie. I love having enough leftovers in the refrigerator to not have to cook dinner. Makes cleanup easy as well. What's for dinner at your house tonight?

Belinda
© Belinda Richardson and Frugal Workshop, 2011.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without”

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving is done...


Our Thanksgiving meal is all finished up now. We had family in from Illinois to share our meal with us. We served Ham instead of turkey, homemade dressing, mashed potatoes, soup beans, broccoli, and crescent rolls. Desserts were store bought pecan pie, cherry, and pumpkin pies.  I usually make homemade cranberry salad, but Mom can't eat it this year due to a certain medicine she is taking, and I didn't want to go to the effort for just myself, so I didn't make it this year.  I had worked every school day for the last twenty-four or so days leading up to our Thanksgiving break and I tried to keep our dinner as simple as possible and not stress out about it, and I think I did a good job of that. 

After dinner, all the dishes were washed, and all the food was put away. I stripped the ham bone of all the meat, saved the very rich pan drippings in several canning jars, and saved the ham bones as well. All of that will be utilized at a later day and not wasted. Family has been here since Monday and we ate every meal at home and cleaned up afterwards. Haven't spent any money this week on restaurant food or even gas as we've spent the whole week at home. It has been a wonderful time. :)
 
Belinda
© Belinda Richardson and Frugal Workshop, 2011.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without”

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Bob Waldroup

One of my favorite writers is Bob Waldroup, and he runs the Better Times Almanac website. 

You can also find him on Facebook

He just published The November 2011 Catholic Worker newsletter, which has tips on keeping frugally warm this winter. One tip he mentions is...
Stopping drafts is the MOST IMPORTANT THING you can do to reduce your winter heating bill.
 Be sure to check it out. 

Belinda 
© Belinda Richardson and Frugal Workshop, 2011. 
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without” 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Budget Friendly Thanksgiving

Life as Mom has a good article on Tips for a Budget Friendly Thanksgiving. Here is a link:


Belinda 
© Belinda Richardson and Frugal Workshop, 2011. 
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without”