Friday, March 4, 2016

Frugal Friday

Earlier this week I made a large pan of cornbread because I wanted to make Cornbread Dressing one day this week since I found some Pepperidge Farm dressing mix on markdown a few weeks ago. 

Of course, I always doctor up the dressing mix by adding crumbled cornbread, onions and celery, which I saute in butter, onion soup mix for extra flavor, and plenty of chicken broth to moisten the dressing.  


I made a double batch of the dressing and then divided it up into six dinner sized portions and put the majority of them into the freezer for later use. 


I had onion soup mix on my grocery list when I went to Food City the other day. I picked up a new box for $1.19, but then found one for 60¢ in the Crash and Burn section, so I bought it instead and put the other one back on the shelf. 

Publix had two things on sale that I picked up this week. One of them was Welch's grape juice, which was buy one get one free. The best deal though was the Hellman's mayonnaise. They had a coupon for $2.50 off one jar in their flyer, so I paid $1.23 for each jar, which is a great deal for our favorite mayo. 

What have you been doing in your frugal kitchen this week?

Belinda
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8 comments :

  1. Hi Belinda, I enjoy reading your money saving, frugal cooking posts. It is so nice to read about a "kindred spirits" life. Today I am making beef barley soup using organic veggie scraps to help flavor the broth. In the past I would have tossed them. Of course I had to was the celery & carrots with baking soda to make sure they are Super clean before scraping them. I plan to use cooked ground beef as the beef part of the soup instead of the stew meat I would normally use. Only 1/2 a pound of meat to my soup pot filled with water and beef stock. I hope it comes out good. Thanks for all your inspiration.

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    1. You're welcome, Ellie. I'm so glad you came today and posted. Your soup sounds delicious and such a money saver! :)

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  2. Another savings this week was Hodgson Mills buckwheat flour for $2.49 in the clearance section of my local Kroger. It was a 2 1b. bag that normally goes for $7.49 Wow! That stuff is expensive. It expires in March 2017. I'm going to use it for buckwheat pancakes. I think they may have a higher glycemic index than white flour. Something new for me to try to help keep blood sugar under control.

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    1. What a great find, Ellie. Such a great deal! I too have to keep my blood sugar under control. I hope this works for you. :)

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  3. Hi Belinda,
    That's an amazing deal on the mayonnaise. I'm glad you were able to pick up a couple of jars at that price. That pre-made cornbread dressing will be a handy side dish, for busy evenings. Good work!

    I feel like this past week I was just trying to keep my head above water. It was the week I did our taxes. So any kind of homemade dinner was considered a success!

    Have a great week, Belinda!

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    1. Thanks, Lili. I thought it was a great deal on the mayonnaise too. I should have picked up some more, but went on the last day of the sale and didn't make it back later.

      Oh wow, you had a busy week doing taxes. Some days like that it is harder to put a homemade dinner on the table for sure.

      I hope you have a great week too!

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  4. Good bargains and freezer preps for future meals, Belinda. Do you recall where you bought the freezer containers? Look good.

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    1. These are the type that come from Chinese restaurants that they use for take out. You can buy them on Amazon. I love the little soup ones with the lids. This is just an example:

      http://www.amazon.com/Reditainer-Storage-Containers-16-Ounce-36-Pack/dp/B00M9Z4SXY/ref=pd_sim_sbs_79_3?ie=UTF8&dpID=51dlhIbcRhL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=1FSG840E0CRGQCHF6X7S

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