Friday, June 14, 2013

A Thrifty Week #9 With Quick BBQ Chicken Sandwiches & Chicken Bone Soup

Hello everyone,

It's been a busy week, but I don't know where it's gone.  I can hardly believe that it's Friday!

Here's my frugal week:

 I started a quart of Kombucha tea.  I don't know what it costs in the store, but I'm sure it's much much less expensive to make at home.

~ I ordered my BeeYoutiful Supermom vitamins with free shipping.  That saved me $6.00.  I also used my Bee Points and saved $10.50.  Total savings $16.50. That is a very big deal.  ~smile~  I almost missed it.  Not being able to sleep at 2:45 Tuesday morning was beneficial. ~smile~ Thanks God!  I know it was God because the song lyrics, "From my heart to the heavens, Jesus be my center. It's all about you, yes it's all about you," just kept going through my spirit over and over.

~ I made Chicken Bone Soup again.  This time I used the bones and bits from a Rotisserie chicken that I bought.  We ate two suppers and one lunch from that one chicken!  

*Quick BBQ Chicken Sandwiches*
Remove chicken from bones of one rotisserie chicken from the store.  
Chop up the meat.
Add BBQ sauce and heat through.
Serve over burger buns.

*Chicken Bone Soup*

Boil chicken bones until you have a nice broth, 30 minutes to an hour. 
Strain out bones and bits of meat and set aside to cool.
  chopped veggies of your choice or
  leftover potatoes and gravy or
  dumplings or
  macaroni as I did this week. 
  Season with salt, pepper, and perhaps a little rosemary.
The point is to do with whatcha got. 

~ I sewed a tote bag a few weeks ago and sold it in my Etsy shop this week.  I used fabric that I had in my stash.  Money coming in always helps.

~ I listed a new bag in my Etsy shop.

~ I cut out a new dress.  I hope to sew this weekend.

~ I went to a produce auction with my good friend Joyce this morning.  I got about a dozen big jalapeno plants for $3.00.  That should make lots of Jalapeno jelly and Jalapeno poppers this summer.

What thrifty and frugal things have you done this week?

Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,

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  1. Hi Laura you are a truly remarkable lady and inspire me with your writing and way of life. I do love your blog. Thank you
    Lots of love

  2. I did clear out many books, passed most on to my friends, but also sold some, and it paid for the end of the week groceries! Still trying to reign in some more savings, always! Have a great weekend.

  3. Hi Dorothy,

    I'm just an ordinary housewife who loves Jesus, her husband, her kids and works with a limited income.

    You honor me and I am humbled.

    I'll bet you'd be surprised at all you do if you write it down.

    Blessings to you,


  4. Hi Annie,

    Good for you! It seems there's always something I need at the end of the week.

    Since I don't work outside the home, it's terrific when I sell something or find a way to make things work without a trip to the store.

    I really need to go through all of my books. I have several bookcases and totes full. That's what happens when you love to read and you homeschool.
    Thanks so much for talking back!


  5. Sounds like a great thrifty week Laura! Thank you for sharing at TTF. I thought I would drop by and let you know that I will be featuring this post on Wednesday as one of my "Features from Thrifty Things Friday #113" I hope you stop in and grab the "I was Featured" button for your blog! Have an amazing day! Hugs, Diann

  6. Oh Diann,

    I am so honored! I have been surpised at the response I've had to these weekly posts. Thank you so much for featuring my post. I'll be happy to grab a featured button!

    Blessings to you,



  7. What a fun blog for me to come across! Linking next to you at Proverbs 31 and happy I did. I am writing down the chicken sandwiches idea. Fabulous! And so easy! Blessings to you and thanks for the ideas. Love, Rachael @ Inking the Heart

  8. Hi Rachael,
    I don't know why I didn't think of rotisserie chicken before. Here where I live, it's only about a dollar more to buy it that way instead of baking it myself. That's worth it to me. I can be frugal about time, too. ~smile~

    I'm so glad you commented. I love it when people talk back! I just clicked your blog link. I like your header. I'm going to take a bit of time and get to know you. Do drop in again!

    Thanks for talking back!


  9. What a great thrifty week you had. My weekly thriftiness was, riding my bike to the store and shopping with coupons. Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  10. Hello Robin,

    Riding your bike is a terrific way to save. I do not have a bike anymore. It's on my wish list. ~smile~

    Depending on where you shop and your family's preferences, coupons can be great money savers.

    Thanks for "talking back"!

    May God bless you with thrifty and frugal ideas,


  11. Great post! I just signed up to be a Berkey Water Filtration affiliate AND my husband just bought us a brand new filtration system. Our city water has been SUPER contaminated so we have been purchasing bottled water ($$$).

    I finally made it back from my trip so my comments are late...
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! Looking forward to seeing what you share this week!

  12. Hi Mary Smith,

    Purchasing water... I call it going to the well! We have to carry gallon jugs of water from town and back for refills. We have a high lead content and solids in our water. The filter we have isn't all that great. I understand. Congratulations on your new filter. It will be life changing to have drinking water available at all times.

    Have a terrific week!


  13. Looks delicious! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  14. Great thrifty ideas! Thanks for sharing the inspiration! :)

  15. You're very welcome. I've been writing on thrift a lot lately.




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