Time for Five Frugal Things, people.
1. I used a cereal bag to freeze turkey.
I saved the enormous plastic bag from a Costco-sized box of Cheerios because I thought it might come in handy. And it did, yesterday!
I had to cut some turkey breasts off the bone for pulled turkey sandwiches, which left me with some turkey bones, plus a neck (perfect for a future batch of broth.)
I put them in the cereal bag, closed it with a chip clip, and put it in the freezer.
I kind of hate to use brand new plastic bags for freezing meat because that’s kind of a one and done use.
But a cereal bag? I don’t mind parting with that once I thaw the bones and make broth.
2. I avoided an umbrella group price hike.
The longer you wait to submit your registration as a homeschool family, the more the price goes up.
So, I had my end-of-year review yesterday and sent the forms off the same day.
No sense in paying more for the same thing!
(An umbrella group is an organization for homeschoolers to report to. The umbrella group then sends records to the country homeschool office.)
3. I froze some annoying bananas.
I got a batch that did the get-spots-before-turning-yellow thing.
Which means they go from green to overripe while completely skipping that delicious just-turned-yellow stage.
Which is weird because I bought two bunches from the same store, and one ripened just fine.
Anyway, I froze them for either use in smoothies or in this strawberry banana ice cream.
4. Sonia got a pair of vintage-style shoes at Goodwill.
She’s gotten very into the vintage look lately, and she was thrilled to find a pair of perfect shoes for $6 at Goodwill.
And she suggested that they would be perfect for a Five Frugal Things post.
5. Vintage looks from ThredUp.
Sonia’s also been faithfully searching ThredUp for items that will work for a vintage look.
(ThredUp is an online consignment store, and you can get $10 off your first order through this link.)
A result of all this vintage fashion shopping is that Sonia’s always walking around the house looking very fancy while the other girls and I are hanging out in tshirts and jeans. Ha.
Alrighty, it’s your turn! Share your five frugal things in the comments.
P.S. If you want some laughs, check out my post showcasing the box of failed rescue items from ThredUp.