Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My Alter Ego

I had my brother take this picture of me by this sign at the botanical gardens because it fits me all too well. Just call me Myrtle. I'm a penny-pincher. It has been both a blessing and a curse to my dear husband. But now that frugality is in style, I thought maybe I'd share some of my little tricks with ya'll. If you like the idea let me know and I can make this a regular thing. Feel free to post your own tips and tricks. Authors, you can even steal the pic if you want (come on Deborah and Megan, I know you've got something to say). If I'm the only one cutting corners, I won't embarrass myself (or my husband) by publishing my stinginess.
Myrtle's Tip of the Day:
I buy 5 pound blocks of cheese at Sam's Club, cut them up, seal, and freeze the bags.
I do the same thing with grated cheese. I'm lucky enough to have a food sealer for the job (although I don't vaccum seal the grated cheese) but you can use zip-locks.
Note: Author reserves the right to be lazy and uncreative and not post a daily tip. The word "day" is for catchy title purposes only.
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4 comments:

Tara L. said...

Love this idea. Keep the tips coming!

Gina said...

By the way, anyone got a good name for this "column."

TaraLee said...

yes, yes~! more tips!

shayla said...

How about "Myrtle's Mingy Methods"? Or "Economical Expertise by Myrtle"? Or "Myrtle's Tightwad Tips"? Or "Myrtle's Penny-pinching Pointers"?

Okay, I'm getting carried away.

Love the idea!