Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A few preholiday Pennywise Tips...

Hello out there. I am steadily unearthing myself from under my gargantuan post vacation to-do list. And not a moment too soon, since Thanksgiving is just two weeks away. Time to get back to the business of saving money for the holidays. Here's a couple of ideas for this week.
Waste not, want not when your recipe calls for just a little bit of canned pumpkin. (I'm making warm pumpkin pie puddings tonight and the recipe calls for just 1/2 cup.) Put any leftover pumpkin puree in a nice warm pot of chili, up to 1/4 cup per serving. It blends in flawlessly with the flavors of chili powder and tomato.

Old Navy is having an outerwear sale this week. In stores, coats are 50 percent off until Thursday. (The online sale ends today.) I bought new winter coats for both the charges, but I'm still greedy for more. I'm yearning for this orange number. Can you tell I've got pumpkin on the mind?
Butter's going to be on sale over the next two weeks as supermarkets vie for your feasting dollar. Stock up now for all of your Christmas baking. I'm holding out to get some of my favorite brands for $2 a pound. (Same goes for nuts, canned broth, and spices.)
And one more little thing. I love this comfy, quilted, monogrammed tote bag. It would make a perfect, personalized Christmas gift for under $30. ( Embroidered Bags. )They've got adorable diaper bags and travelbags for monogramming, too.

Have a fabulous, frugal day! Be back tomorrow.

9 comments:

The Japanese Redneck said...

Now is a good time to really stock up with all the sales!

Michal said...

I love stocking up during the holiday grocery sales. Hooray for inexpensive broth, evaporated or condensed milk, chocolate, nuts, sugar . . .

Anonymous said...

Prudy,
Thanks for the money saving tips, which will allow for more trips.

Julie Harward said...

I love the red purse! And your good ideas too! I so enjoyed all the trip pictures too. Come say hi :D

Rich'n'Rach said...

Just got my Old Navy coat this weekend! have fun shopping, Prudy ;)

gigi said...

I checked today and butter is going for 4.99 a pound here! If you can get it for 2.00 a pound stock up for Valentines DAy too!
Love the Orange coat :)

Anonymous said...

Kroger stores here in Texas have Campbells condensed cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soups on sale for 50 cents each (when you buy 10 or more)...I think we've bought about 30 cans so far, and I may go back for more, lol!
Also, ALDI's has their butter for $1.49 a pound....I know it's not Land O Lakes, but we can't tell the difference...AND you can freeze butter after all, so we got ten pounds!
The holiday food sales are awesome!

Tracy said...

You must get that orange coat. It would look so cute on you. Speaking of orange, I'm making your pumpkin bread today!

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