Frugal Wife

Sometimes I think I drive my husband crazy with how hard I work to save a buck.  We went grocery shopping last week and he wanted the 100 Calorie packs of pretzels to take to work in his lunch.  I said I wouldn’t buy them because I felt they were very expensive, but I would make my own version.  So off to the chip aisle I went for a big bag of pretzels and then to grab snack baggies.  I did pay full price for the baggies, but they will last us several rounds of snacks.  It took me about ten minutes to put the baggies together.  They ended up being 110 calories a baggie, but it was close enough for me.  From one bag of pretzels, I was able to get fifteen servings.  The package my husband wanted had ten servings.  I love getting more for less!  He was happy and I was happy. 

I need to find more items to make snack packs so my husband has more of a variety for his lunches.

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Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate

After meeting some friends for breakfast, I decided to make strawberry lemonade concentrate. I am working really hard at eliminating high fructose corn syrup from my diet and I knew this concentrate would help with that. Plus, I really love making things from scratch and canning to be able to enjoy long after the season is over. I found a wonderful recipe on SB Canning’s blog (link is at the bottom of the post). It was very simple and easy to follow.

I bought my strawberries while on vacation in Palm Desert last weekend and bought the lemons at Costco. One bag of lemons (5 lbs) will make the exact amount of juice needed for this recipe.

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Where the magic happens.

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I just love canning!

The recipe can be found at SB Canning

Have a fabulous weekend!