Thursday, February 4, 2010

Friday Follies: Lack of planning (link up your follies, too!)

Please link up your Friday Follies below!

Friday Follies is a weekly feature here at Frugal Follies, where you can link up your story about a crazy, silly, or just boneheaded thing you did in the name of frugality. Last week I told the story about overspending my budget by a mile at a great Albertsons sale. Previously I told stories about my garbanzo cake disaster, about buying Rome apples for school lunches and about the strange thing in my freezer.

This week, I did two pretty boneheaded things. I'd show you pictures of them, but unfortunately my camera needs new batteries... oh, wait, that would be three things. First, I let my camera battery run out and didn't buy a replacement one. Bad for blogging. Oops.

Well, then I guess second would be that I planned my menu for Freezer Cooking Day without actually checking the items in my pantry! I committed to making a lot of French bread to put in the freezer, only to discover that I didn't even have enough yeast for a single batch. I tried it anyway, adjusting the ingredients to the amount of yeast I had... except for the flour. Oops! And I didn't realize this until after I had put in the yeast into the breadmaker pan. I tried to scoop out some flour, but some yeast came out too, and the liquid started mixing with the yeast... Well, anyway, it ended up working out, and I made two nice loaves of French bread, instead of four.

Third, after cooking a bunch of things in the crockpot (tomato sauce, beans, and applesauce), I decided to use it once more to make crockpot oatmeal for breakfast the next day. Except that I forgot to grease the crockpot... again. In the morning my house was full of a wonderful aroma, and the crockpot was full of crusted-on oatmeal. It took several soaks and scrubs to get rid of it. Aargh.

Basically, the theme of the week was a lack of planning. Sigh.

Link up your good shopping stories at my other linkup, Wednesday Weekly Shopping, and check out more bad days at Friday Fails and Friday Frustrations

What funny or crazy things have you done in the name of frugality? Please leave a link to your post below.  I would appreciate it if you had a link back to Friday Follies in your post!  If you don't have a blog, then leave a comment.  Thanks!

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Penniless Parenting February 5, 2010 at 6:47 AM  

Hi, I'm here from friday follows. I've got a frugal blog as well, .
I usually don't do such stupid things in the name of frugality... (and if i do, i keep them a secret and off my blog!)

Shelley February 5, 2010 at 12:17 PM  

I'm your newest follower from Friday Follow! I'd love for you to come visit me :)

Have a great weekend!
~Shelley @ Shelley's Swag

Anonymous,  February 5, 2010 at 10:59 PM  

I found the greatest thing thanks to my niece. They make crock pot liners by Reynolds( they are in the storage bags section at my walmart). They make clean up fast and easy. I love them!!

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