$5 Friday: Sticky chicken wings

At the height of summer it seems like everyone is trying to give away plums.  Well, not me because my baby plum tree hasn’t reached maturity (yet).  But one of my friends put a call-out for a plum give away, and I quickly put my hand up and headed over with the kids in tow.  They had a great time jumping up and down on my friend’s trampoline while I collected some of the best dark purple plums ever.

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$5 Friday: Nana Irene’s apple pie

Last year on the winter solstice my boys and I headed out to the country, to a town at the edge of the beautiful Southern highlands, for lunch with friends of a friend.  It was one of those gentle sunny winter days, with the mist hanging low around Lake George and some remaining golden Autumn leaves waving in the wind.  Wanting to bake something to take, I made apple pie using my Nana’s recipe.

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$5 Friday: Hot Chippie bake

What a crazy week!  Internet down and a busy few weeks at work. Which explains why Friday’s post is on Saturday and also over a week late. But so good to be back blogging again. I might not have been online as much, but my frugal cooking ways certainly have not stopped. I find it difficult to waste anything – even leftover hot chippies.

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$5 Friday: Baby Crescent Moons

On Wednesday, I went to a #frugal15 lunch with a group of fellow frugalistas.  And not having much in the fridge to take, I whipped up a batch of these impromptu beef crescent pastries to take with me.
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#frugal15 is the creation of friend and blogger Cider Teak.  She has a savings goal for 2015 that she labels #frugal15.  She also hosts a ‘frugal’ lunch on the 15th day of each month.  This was the first time I was invited and I was really stoked to be included.  So liberating being able to be ‘open’ about being frugal, and to chat with other frugalistas!  So much creativity and passion to share, and empowerment about how the frugal lifestyle gives greater choices.

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