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I consider frugality an art form and a religious conviction. I learned about paying cash for purchases, recycling and reusing just about everything and being generous to friends and those in need from my parents.

My faith instructs me all things are gifted by God and so I am compelled to be a good steward of my gifts. [The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to man. Psalm 115:16]


Sunday, January 15, 2012

More stockpile cooking and "sharing the love"

Yesterday I finally got to Target to score my 'better than free' Smart Ones Frozen Meals. See details of this awesome offer here. The cashier didn't even realize Target had a $3 off coupon! She said she was going to print it off and use it with a manufacturer coupon as I did.

Then I did some major cooking and baking! Hubby was feeling a bit neglected as we have had NO baked goods in the house since about a week after Christmas! Baked chocolate chip cookies and brownies. Also made yummy salsa-beef chili for dinner last night.

Today before church I started the slow cooker roast for our dinner tonight and then made some absolutely scrumptious turkey and white bean chili and baked lemon chicken with stuffing, both for meals later in the week.

I'm sharing the love this week, in that I'm going to add some canned soup, pasta sauce and pasta to the donation bag we keep handy for our local food pantry, Lamb's basket. (Our church delivers all the donated items we drop off at church).

It's so great to be able to donate even more because we're saving so much more now that we've started stockpiling groceries and cooking from the stockpile.

Tomorrow I'll be at Bible study so we're having Kroger pizza that I scored for $5 (large size, fresh made from the deli, that I froze) and salad for dinner.

Tuesday is grocery shopping night so we'll probably have the chili.

How is your stockpile helping you save money?

Just be frugal,


Leslie said...

I have stockpiled a lot of toiletries and some cosmetics. Yesterday, a dear friend of mine had surgery and will be laid up for a while. She lives in another state, so I'm going to send her and her family a little care package. She loves to do her nails, and I happen to have extra nail polish in my stockpile. I also have several bottles of bodywash and will send her some of that too. I'm glad I have a few things on hand that I can share!

Mary Moss said...

Leslie, thanks for sharing! I'm sure your friend appreciates your thoughtfulness:-)