Food can be interesting when you are on a budget and you are just using up what you have already in the cupboard, or fridge-freezer. Food can be random to what you normally have, but this adds up interest I feel.
Some random meals I have been having, when it just comes to using what I have:
- Mashed potato, some tuna out of tin, peas, Black Eye Beans and Haricot Beans.
- Mash potato, broccoli, carrots and fish cake.
- Brown rice, mixed veg, mixed beans, with drizzle of mint sauce over my veg.
- Noodles and mixed veg.
I started freezing bread, as mentioned in “Frugal Living – part 3.” I have found doing it this way much better for me. It’s certainly made an impact and I notice how much I don’t buy bread, to before, even though before I hardly wasted bread.
Selling old gadgets for new
In my post, “Challenging a need and a want,” I mentioned how I needed a new phone, that would cope with the internet and my needs. But as I mentioned in that post, I wasn’t just going to draw out money and buy it. So due to the way I access the internet now, which is just on my phone, meant I no longer needed my Macbook Air laptop.
If by chance I was to have internet at home again, I have my desktop computer anyway, that I also use to play DVD’s on.
Knowing I will stick with Apple when it comes to computers, should this break down and can’t be fixed, I will buy another second-hand like the one I already own, or a new one. So it was obvious to me I had to sell my laptop for cash. Selling my laptop, paid for my new phone, I also had lunch and I had change.
Being happy with my new phone, I sold the old one for cash and put it away towards holiday next year I hope to have.
Still saving inners from cereal boxes and glass jars
I’m still saving inners from cereal boxes and glass jars. But it won’t be long before I don’t need to save anymore glass jars.
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