• Welcome to the Frugal Family Table

    Pull up a chair and enjoy delicious meals, craft ideas as well as some discussions on finances. This is a family friendly site, so any recipes you find here can be eaten by your whole family (not counting any food allergies.)

    I am not a financial expert I am just sharing advise and knowledge I've learned along the way (I did take a class in college and pull many things I discuss from my notes. I also use personal experiences and examples from lives of those around me - although I never use their names or any identifying information.) So join me as I learn new things and share what I've found works for me.

    Feel free to email me with any questions - frugalfamilytable (at) gmail.com.

Sign Winner

The winner of the sign giveaway is: Rachel says: I want it to say: My family’s last name, then smaller to say Est. 2008.   Rachel I’ve sent you an email – be sure to respond to claim your prize!

Break

I’ve been avoiding writing this post because I don’t want to admit to myself that I am not keeping up with my life lately. True story. Due to my hectic life right now, I’m taking a blogging break until 2012. Sounds so far away, but it’s really only 3 weeks! Starting in January I’ll be … Continue reading

Giveaway!

Today I’m giving away a hand-painted sign… The base color is black, but you get to choose the words that go onto it! Looks pretty boring right? But the possibilities are endless! Choose a small saying or even your families name to put on this sign and maybe a design or two. The dimension of this is … Continue reading

Menu

Almost every Saturday I pick up a basket of produce – half fruit and half vegetable – from a co-op. I bring it home and make a list of what produce I have already in my house a list of what I received that day. Then I make my menu based off these items. This … Continue reading

Giveaway

  I’m giving away a copy of this book over on Crystal’s Cozy Kitchen. Hop on over there to enter!

Friday Financial: Budgeting part 1

Welcome to the 6th installment in our financial discussion. If you’re just joining us, be sure to check out one (Values), two (Financial Goals), three, four (factors affecting finances) and five (Net Worth). Budgeting… this word can strike fear in some, while others tend to find it stressful. While some still find it empowering. So what is it about budgeting that can inspire … Continue reading

Frugal Cooking: Potato & Ham Soup

Ever have memories randomly pop up when you’re thinking about a particular subject? I just did. I am about to share a recipe with you that my husband and I LOVE. I use left over ham in it, which leads me to thinking about the first time I cooked a ham after we were married… … Continue reading

Menu

Almost every Saturday I pick up a basket of produce – half fruit and half vegetable – from a co-op. I bring it home and make a list of what produce I have already in my house a list of what I received that day. Then I make my menu based off these items. This … Continue reading

Do Free!

In the last place we lived, there was a zoo that to get in was technically free, but they did have places you could leave donations (the suggestion was that everybody leave $1.) Many communities – especially larger areas – have free events/activities/places. Participating in these is a great way to spend time with family/friends without spending … Continue reading

Frugal Baking: Banana Bread

In my house, we all love bananas. Although my husband is a bit more picky about WHEN the bananas are ripe enough to eat (something to do about living in Brasil for a few years made him only want to eat them at peak ripeness… but I swear it ONLY translated to bananas!) The time … Continue reading