|Two bald eagles on my Dad’s farm. So beautiful! Love the gnarly trees too.|
|How cute is this compost pile? If you don’t have this much room, see picture below.|
I love this quote by Benjamin Franklin;
So, this week, we are concentrating on using items we may have formerly thrown out…to stretch our grocery dollars even farther.
This doesn’t just apply to banana’s…my niece, Sarah Jelica, freezes her berries that are past prime (but not rotten!). Then, when she has enough, she uses them to make homemade jam. She gives it out as gifts…so nice! I use my frozen berries in smoothies, along with frozen bananas. Sweetness!
BREAD: Bread getting stale? Make french toast or grind it up in a food processor, add some herbs and you have your own homemade bread crumbs! Just think, you throw away your old bread and then purchase bread crumbs. How silly is that??
Leftover juices, smoothies: Freeze them for home made popsicles. Much more healthy than the ones you purchase at the store.
|Small Composter: This is a great option for people that have a small area. Just chicken wire, stakes and 2×4’s!|
We were blessed to go to France back in 2002. Everything there is so TINY! I loved it! French people are famous for their frugality and making their dollars stretch. We, Americans have a lot to learn about making our money work for us, instead of the other way around. In our economy, I think we should be expending much more effort in learning ways we can live with less. Less income, less unnecessary spending, less waste and more freedom! This is obviously not a definitive list, but, just something to get you thinking of how you can reduce your waste and help make your grocery dollars stretch farther. Get creative!
God bless, Kristen
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