I have more pictures than words today, it seems, so today’s post will be a random collection of frugality-related photos.
This is a cup of mashed, cooked potato, frozen in a Chinese food take-out container (because I hate to part with my Pyrex!). I had some wrinkly potatoes, so I boiled them, mashed them, used 1 cup for a batch of potato bread, and froze the other cup for a future batch.
These are my rising loaves of potato bread, covered with a tea towel I got as a wedding gift almost 14 years ago. It’s getting a little ragged, but it still works.
This is another Pineapple Upside-Down cake that I made to use up some more of my pineapple. I was hoping it would be a winner, but I thought the cake to topping ratio was off on this one (too much cake). I prefer a shorter cake, I think.
I have a little more pineapple, so I may try the other recipe again with a few tweaks.
This is the clip I use to keep my brown sugar bag air-tight. I salvaged it from a birthday balloon one of my kids got some time ago….the telltale piece of leftover curling ribbon might have tipped you off to that.
This is about half of the mulch my neighbor gave to me (you can read more about that on today’s 365 post). Some potato bread served as my thanks to him. 😉
My muscles are sore, but I’m so pleased that all of my beds are mulched. This bed is populated with irises from Mr. FG’s aunt, a Yucca plant from my neighbor, and some sedum from a church friend.
When you can’t find the lid to one of your Pyrex containers, a cottage cheese lid just might work.
On Sunday night, I buttered some random, odd pieces of French bread, sprinkled them with cheese and pizza seasoning, and baked them until the cheese melted.
And Zoe helped me make popcorn, using our Whirly-Gig popcorn maker, which we picked up at our church’s sharing closet (where everything is free).
She really was having fun, but for some reason, she’s just lookin’ serious in a lot of my photos of her lately!
Oh, and I don’t have a picture of the finished product yet, but I updated this Goodwill pot a bit. And no, I didn’t paint it black. 😉
And that’s the last photo I have for you this Tuesday.
Ok, one more, just for fun.
Hope your day is sunny!
Today’s 365 post: Mulching Helpers
Joshua’s 365 post: Little Picnic