Frugal Homemade Potato Soup: Use Up Those Mashed Potatoes

Creamy potato soup is the best homemade frugal meal to serve your family when you want comfort food. Use up leftover mashed potatoes! Try it tonight.

Soup is just about the perfect frugal meal, isn’t it?

It’s easy to put together, and it always brings back memories.  Which is why it’s such a great comfort food.

If you’ve been searching for ways to feed your family on the cheap, you’ll definitely want to add this potato soup to your meal plan.

It’s so delicious that your family won’t even realize you’ve served them a meatless meal.

And potatoes are always cheap…and pretty easy to keep on hand.  (They last a long time if you keep them in cool, dark storage like a pantry or potato bin like this one.)

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #153

Like you (probably), our family has mostly stayed home for almost two weeks now.

That’s made it pretty easy to save money.

If you can stay away from online shopping, you might be finding the same thing.  Maybe you’ll even have time to develop new habits that will stick when life gets back to “normal”.

(Whenever that happens…and whatever that means!)

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Easiest Ever Beer Bread Recipe: No Yeast Needed!

This beer bread recipe is the easiest thing you can make. But everyone at your next party is going to beg you for it! No yeast needed bread.

“You’re bringing that beer bread, right??”

I think people at family gatherings are more excited to see these loaves of bread than me.

But that’s ok, because I know how delicious it is.

The secret is that this beer bread recipe is just about the easiest thing you can throw together.

That makes it perfect for family gatherings, pot lucks, or times when you’re trapped at home with no yeast for bread.

If you aren’t the beer drinker in the house, promise the one who is that they will not regret letting you have one of their cold ones.

Don’t worry, you’ll be able to keep that promise!

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What To Make With Oatmeal: Easy Recipes That Are Flat Delicious

Got some oats to use up? Learn what to make with oatmeal using ingredients you probably have on hand. Easy, simple recipes that will make you drool.

That container of oats has been sitting on your pantry shelf forever.

You bought it with the best of intentions.  But somehow, that fancy Pinterest recipe just didn’t make itself.

(Again.)

The thing is, oatmeal is so cheap.  It would be great to find recipes that are actually good and easy enough to throw together.

Well, you’re in luck!

There are a bunch of recipes out there that you can throw together in a flash.

A lot of these recipes are perfect for using up fruit that’s been left to rot.  Or that lonely container of yogurt that got pushed to the back of the fridge.

Unbelievably (a little, let’s admit it) the best part is that these recipes use up scraps and cheap oatmeal…but they are still delicious!  My kids always get excited when they come in the kitchen and see one of these foods cooling on the counter.

Yum.

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How To Save Money For A House (A Whole Bunch of Ideas)

Trying to figure out how to save money for a house can make you want to pull your hair out. No worries, here’s a big list of out of the box ideas to try.

The corner of the couch had never been so cozy.  My favorite cuddly blanket was wrapped around me as I settled in to watch one of my favorite shows.

Just as I was getting really comfy, there was a sudden

PLOP

outside the window next to the couch.

Of course I looked outside to see what had happened.

And there was a big bag of stinky garbage.

My lovely upstairs neighbor…the ones who let their kids run in circles around the apartment at all hours of the night…who fought constantly to see which one could argue the loudest…

decided that carrying their trash down the stairs and out to the dumpster was just.too.much.work.

Ah, the joys of living in an apartment.

I guess the one good thing about all of that was that it inspired us to save up money on a down payment for a house.  We couldn’t wait to get out of there.

But how do you go about saving money for a house?  It’s super intimidating to save up that kind of cash.

Well, let me show you a few tricks that make saving easier.

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