Monday, October 11, 2010

The Tightwad Refrigerator

If you aren't already using the practices in The Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn, then let me tell you about the tightwad's refrigerator. If you are ready to take being a tightwad up another notch, then this post is for you.

If you went into Amy's refrigerator, this may be what you find:
  • Three reused apple juice jugs containing grape juice from concentrate, mixed milk, and saved vegetable broth for use in soups.
  • No where will you find soda, juice packs, individual packs of pudding and applesauce.
  • Reused margarine tubs containing leftovers. Containers were obtained from family and friends who eat margarine.
  • A month's supply of eggs
  • Homemade refrigerator dough, ready to go.
  • A reused baggie of thawing punpkin puree, made from a 2-day old jack-o'-lantern - to be used in breakfast muffins.
  • Cheap bag of apples and oranges
  • Homemade salad dressing and BBQ sauce in reused bottles.
  • Apple with one bite missing
  • Cheap veggies like carrots, celery, and cabbage
  • Stacks of bulk-purchased sale margarine
  • A child's glass of juice 1/2 remaining
  • Bulk-purchased yeast costing less than the individual packs
  • Leftover chowder from husband's lunch
  • Empty meat drawer
  • Bottle of homemade pancake syrup
  • Canning jars of green beans, pickles, spaghetti sauce, ect.

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