We are a family of three in transition. We spent years being frugal and are now at a crossroad. We'd like to retire from our day jobs in two years or less. Our retirement goals are to provide our daughter with the best education she desires; travel; and find new careers - perhaps part-time that we really enjoy. I hope to post both "frugal" and "personal finance" information. NOTE: I am not a professional on either subject. My posts are purely entertainment :)
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Frugal deeds for the day: Pictured above are the Daffodils that have decided to bloom. The weather has been so odd. I was going to spend most of the day cleaning - but I picked up my daughter from a sleepover and then took her to the beauty school to have her hair "done". Then I stopped at Wal-mart and picked up a few more grocery items and headed home to clean. But instead, I took a short nap. I then picked up my daughter and we headed for Burger King for their free onion rings. Much to my daughter's delight, they now serve Veggie Burgers - I opted for a vanilla iced coffee. Then rain started and it started to get cold. So, instead of turning the heat up, I decided to do some cooking for meals to cover today and the next couple of days. I ended up making coconut macaroons - yummy - and half are in the freezer - the other half for this week - if they last. I used the Thai Curry sauce with tofu, mushrooms, spinach and carrots. Also cooked a batch of brown rice. To use up my Glen Muir organic tomato paste and sauce, I used the last (I found another bag in the freezer) of veggie crumbles, mushrooms, spinach, a bit of basil pesto. I made a big batch of wheat pasta - part of it got mixed with a bit of EVOO, basil pesto, sun dried tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese. I baked the rest of the pasta with the sauce with a bit of mozzarela on top. And to use up some apples - I used the rest of macaroon batter, added the sliced apples, topped with a bit of butter, brown sugar, and oats. Tomorrow, I will make a salad - have lots of asparagus, artisian lettuce, spinach, carrots, etc. left.