1. I made overnight French Toast.
I was cleaning out my freezer and found a bag of slightly dry honey-glazed pan rolls.
So, I used them to make a pan of the Pioneer Woman’s overnight French toast for a slightly special Valentine’s Day breakfast.
No one complained. And I saved some bread that would not otherwise have been eaten.
I used Bees Wrap (which I got in my Mighty Fix one month) to cover the pan as it sat in the fridge overnight. I can never get that stuff to cling to my pans very well, especially in the winter, so I just used a rubber band to secure it over the pan.
2. I made a Valentine card for Mr. FG.
The cards I make are never anything very fancy, but they get the job done. And I always think what you write in the card is more important than the card itself.
We wrote notes to our kids too, to tuck into their Valentine candy. We just type those up in Microsoft Word, pick a font that matches each kid’s personality, and print them out.
(Our kids would much rather have us spend money on more chocolate than on a fancy card. )
3. I spray painted my menu board.
I hadn’t properly seasoned it when I first made it, so we were having shadowing issues.
Luckily, we got a warm day, so I took the glass out of the frame and gave it a couple of fresh coats of chalkboard paint.
I seasoned it this time, so hopefully we won’t run into problems in the future.
Time will tell!
4. I decided to compost some bananas.
I know that sounds not frugal…but as I was cleaning out my freezer, I found 4-5 bananas of dubious age. Since I didn’t know how long they’d been in the freezer, I thought they would taste freezer burnt (they were in my fridge freezer, which self-defrosts).
So, instead of making banana muffins and taking the risk of wasting other perfectly good ingredients, I decided to compost them.
And I vowed to do a better job of keeping track of my bananas.
made chicken broth, made rice pudding with cooked rice from the freezer, froze some slightly squishy grapes and berries for use in smoothies, and revived wilty lettuce by soaking it in cold water.
How about you? Share your own Five Frugal Things in the comments.