Happy Friday! If you are new to this series, check out the intro here.
Here’s my confession of the week:
I picked up the Martha Stewart November Issue free from work (someone with a subscription brought it in to share), and was really excited about making her bird feeders as a fun and frugal alternative to buying actual bird feeders. I got 2 pounds of free suet (beef fat) from Central Market, 5 pounds of wild bird feed for $1.89 from Kroger’s, and had the rest of the materials laying around the house. Last night I “liquified” suet, which admittedly meant I chopped it up into strips and left it in a big soup pot to check in once every twenty minutes or so while I watched a movie. This went on for a few hours, until the final time when I checked in on it…the kitchen was full of smoke and it had burned!!! The stench was literally like a big, burned hamburger. YUCK! I opened up the windows, the door, turned the fan on, set the pot of burned grease in the yard (where it still is while I write this) and sprayed air effects all over the place. I also had managed to get grease everywhere because it bubbled and boiled while cooking (I know…this is kind of disgusting).
We had leftover hamburgers allready nicely made to eat last night for dinner…but I absolutely could not stomach them after the fiasco!
Now it’s your turn, share your frugal confessions of the week! I’d love to read them.