1. I made sweet potato chocolate chip muffins.
I had some wrinkly sweet potatoes, so I peeled, boiled, and mashed them, and used them in this recipe, which is just a minor variation on a pumpkin muffin recipe.
Not the most virtuous way in the world to use up sweet potatoes.
But definitely a delicious way.
2. I gave Sonia a haircut.
I gave her her usual post-dance-recital haircut this summer (must have bun-length hair for recital time!), but she decided she’d like even more cut off.
So she put it on the “I need mom to…” list, and I finally got it done yesterday.
3. I sold three of my Halloween costumes on eBay!
Remember how I was worried they weren’t going to sell?
I guess I just needed to be more patient, because the Mrs. Incredible Costume sold for my full asking price, and so did the Snow White costume.
(I bought it on eBay last year for $9, and I sold it for $12.99 this year. SWEET.)
I lowered the prices on the Alice and Dorothy costumes, and Dorothy sold just yesterday.
So, all that’s left is Alice in Wonderland. Yay!
Naturally, I packaged up all of my eBay sales in reused padded envelopes, because free packing materials are the most fabulous.
4. I used up two of my Hungry Harvest veggies.
Fruit is never, ever a problem for us to use up.
My kids snack on fruit, I pack it in Mr. FG’s lunches, and if worse comes to worse, there’s always fruit salad, or freezing for smoothies.
Vegetables, though? I have to be more intentional about them.
So, last night I roasted some pork, and I also roasted those mixed potatoes and sauteed the green beans.
Still pondering what I want to do with the zucchini. And of course I will use the lettuce in a salad.
…emailed a contact about getting payment for a sponsored post I did this summer (getting paid is TOTALLY frugal), made the Pioneer Woman’s overnight French toast to use up a bunch of random bread odds and ends, had a date night with Mr. FG at the taco truck ($2.50 tacos make it easy to stay in our $20 budget), and baked up some leftover pizza dough into a garlic flatbread.
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