Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things. ~Elise Boulding

This morning I was pleased to find so many items that I can use on the "Buy 10 for $10 and Get 11th Free" special.  The items I buy on this sale are those that are normally more than $1.50.  (I've found they usually slip in a few that are not that much more than the sale price regularly.)

I bought some packages of cookie mix that I'll make for our annual Porch Hospitality during the Harlan Day Parade in a couple of weeks.  Not bad for $.30/dozen (plus the price of 2 eggs)!

When I got home, I  cut up some carrots* and sliced some potatoes ($1.99/10 pounds) and onions and crumbled some lean hamburger over them in the crock pot.  It will make a good, inexpensive dinner for us this evening.

*Though I like the convenience of bagged, baby carrots, I usually buy the $.75/pound whole carrots and cut slice them for snacking.  I have found that those smaller in circumference are usually more tender and tasty.


  1. I do love a bargain! Love the sound of the Porch Hospitality day. xxx

  2. I am all for a bargain, Rebecca. Wish I could come for the parade!

    xoxo, Bonnie

  3. Hi Rebecca...Your crock pot dish sounded simple and good. Yeah, frugality is a good thing. Wish I could subscribe to it more. ha! Susan

  4. The crock pot dish does sound good...have to try that. Meijer does run some good sales...there have been times that I have (supposedly) saved more than I spent. The Porch Hospitality Day sounds like such fun...enjoy!


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