Yesterday you read about my very productive morning of thrifting.
After the thrift stores I went to Wild Birds Unlimited. I had to come up with a Plan B for my gift card since I found the feeder I wanted at Goodwill.
After telling the sales clerk my GW story she suggested I buy a rain shield for the feeder. Perfect, as the rain shield was just a few dollars more than the value of the gift card.
The feeder with rain shield hanging on my fence
From there I went to the grocery store where I picked up a whole body fryer for 99¢/lb. And 4 packages of flour tortillas, on sale for $1.99 each.
My mother taught me the best deal is on the heaviest chicken. The skeleton of chickens no matter how big or small weigh about the same. If you choose a small chicken you are paying more for bones.
After the grocery store I stopped by my sister’s house. She is also very frugal. I think it is in our genes.
She had been making some homemade ravioli and gave me some to take home
When I got home it was time to start dinner.
I wanted to BBQ my chicken so I started up the grill. I got this grill from FREECYCLE
It’s a charcoal grill and starting the briquettes is a little smokey. So smokey, that one of my neighbors came over to see if my house was on fire.
I prepared the chicken with some olive oil and garlic, but since the garlic in the garden wasn’t ready to harvest
I had to use dehydrated garlic chips
Once the coals were hot, I put the chicken in a $2 garage sale roasting pan & put it on the BBQ.
Meanwhile it was getting late. I was hungry and the chicken wouldn’t be ready for at least an hour.
I pulled some spaghetti sauce from the freezer,
zapped it in the microwave while I cooked the ravioli. I didn’t have any French bread to make garlic bread with so I spread garlic butter on a slice of sour dough toast and called it good.
Come back tomorrow to see how I finished up my frugal day.
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