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Thrifty tip thursday: eat breakfast at home

Tightwad could go on a bit of a rant here. Now brunches are fantastic for like, a special occassion such as the day after a wedding, or for Mother's Day, for example, but really... eating out for breakfast? Thats is, in Tightwad's humble opinion, just throwing money away. Or is it just me? If you think about how much it actually costs to make scrambled eggs or pancakes at home - it's a fraction of the cost a morning meal will cost you if you eat it out. Okay I've got that off my chest. For more homey breakfast ideas, click here. Tightwad would like to note, however, that she doesn't have this problem with say, the $3.95 Saturday morning greasy spoon breakfast. It's more the $11-16 dollar range for huervos rancheros or omelettes. She just thinks that's insane - and you tend to feel crappy all day from the huge portions.
In other frugal tip related news, Cheryl over at Reckons of Crass Construction recommended The Freecycle Movement and after a visit to the website, Tightwad has to agree. Freecycle is a grassroots, non-profit movement of people who give and get stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Membership is free. That's two thumbs way up, people!
Chelsey at Sowing Dandelion Seeds recommends mixing vinegar and water in a spray bottle for a no-fuss, no-muss, non-aluminium deodorant, and she swears by it! If this is true, what a fantastic, green, non-toxic and inexpensive idea!
If YOU have a frugal tip, Tightwad would love to hear it and put it on her next Thrifty Tip Thursday.


LisaDay said...

That looks delicious. I also look forward to trying your quinoa recipes.


Aunt Bee's Garden said...

Check my newest post;)

Aunt Bee's Garden said...

Agreed on eating breakfast out- just silly. I have been doing Freecycle for 3 years now and love it. Sometimes I get junk but other times I get treasures. For instance, I got an entire grocery sack full of vintage buttons still on the cards. I am talking 1950s vintage. Most Freecycle groups have sister groups where you can buy and sell stuff.

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Me said...

Jesus, that looks really good! We always eat breakfast at home. My kids wouldn't wait to get dressed before eating. No patience.

Visiting from the Tea Patry.


leaza in denver said...

Stopping by from LBS.

I completely agree with this post!! $10 for scrambled eggs is a rip-off. I'd rather make them at home...and NOT have to wait in line for hours at a restaurant...and NOT feel like a stuffed pig all day. :)

I love quinoa too...discovered it in Peru while on vacation a few years back.

Great site!!
My best tightwad tip...thrift stores! Not a very original idea, I know...but always a great find! Also, shopping at Family Dollar and Dollar General rocks. They have several "name brands" you don't have to buy the cheap crappy brands.

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