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I haven't been "myself" lately ..... anything but frugal....

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SHOPPING AT HOME ! From your Fridge / Pantries etc... part 1

How many times have you heard "we don't have anything to eat in the house?"   I know I have heard that many times while raising my kids and having a house full of kids, friends, friends kids and now their kids.    

When my kids were young I cooked dinner most nights at home, going out to eat only on rare occasions or the necessity of eating at the ball field more times that I care to admit.  We would have a "leftover" night about every 10 days ... and I would just take everything out of my packed fridge and put it out on the counters and the kids (and whomever else was here) could put anything they wanted on their plate.  I had not a care if they wanted "all meat,"  "all veggies,"  "all bread,"  or what ever the end of the buffet line it would be my time to dump what was left in the trashcan.

I learned a new trick after time and that was "freezing" the leftovers and making the more healthy meal of "soup" wit…


I have been living my FRUGAL LIFE doing everything I can that "makes cents" in Anjie's World.... everyone knows that I use discounts, clubs, coupons, sales, thrift, DIY, support local, enter sweeps, mystery shop, barter, etc to make my life as full as I can and continue my WORK HARD = PLAY HARD  mantra.

One of my favorite things to do is to combine .... coupons with Gift Certificates ,  especially if you earn getting the gift certificate.  I am a member of several sources that sell you GIFT CERTIFICATES at less the amount that is listed on them.   Stay tuned to my FRUGAL PAGE on FB & sign up for email notifications here  to get in as soon as I post them so that they do not go away.  I also collect GC from my Credit Cards (points for GC) , sweepstakes, Search to Win and more.  I talk about them RIGHT HERE and on FB so that you too can CASH IN!   Longhorn had a FREE Appetizer coupon if you signed up for their AP ... we did that and combined with GC to eat…

MORE "LITTLE THINGS" .... Back to the BAY...

So sometimes its all about the photos...and now is one of those times these are a few of my recent finds.... BACK TO THE BAY... going to throw somethings on EBAY to make a few BUCKS Wish Me Luck

Sometimes it's the little things.... Like Ketchup!

Ketchup!    Have you ever thought about Ketchup?    I have.   Read your labels on your ketchup bottle and see that there are some ingredients in MOST ketchups that I don't know what they are or nor do I want to.    BUT .... I love ketchup!    I don't like to spend a lot of money just to be healthy but I like everyone else enjoy being healthy, participating in healthier lifestyles and not paying more money than I need to at the grocery store.   
I make many of our salad dressings (thousand island, italian, ranch), condiments, cocktail sauce,  BBQ sauce and anything else that I can to save money,  when I can't get free or close to free at the grocery store.  To that point,  people often speak of how inconvenient it is to go "scratch" rather than pre-made.   In this recipe I am using a pre-made product (tomato paste) that can and would be scratch except that I paid about 4 or 5 cents for a boatload of tomato sauces and pastes at Food Lion a while back.  


first time buyers get $$$ for first purchase (this counts)

LOOK UP SHUTTERFLY .... there are 11 coupons   (especially good for NEWBIES)
but one of them says .......

Pick 2. Get One 16x20 Print, One 8x10 Art Print, One Notebook or One Set of Address Labels at Check Out
Coupon Code: LOVEGIFTS Expires: 2/4/2018

PAY S&H ONLY ........
pick one or two gifts today ONLY!!!

COOK WITH ME! :) Get your ingredients at FOOD LION

Do you have a special meal or recipe you would like to make but don't have the ingredients?   IT'S TIME TO GET THEM AT FOOD LION 

$10 BONUS MONEY when you SPEND $30

I am going shopping (NO COUPONS) at FOOD LION and sharing my results and what I will be "cookin up" to share with you COMFORTING YOU WITH FRUGAL MEALS!