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Saturday, May 14, 2011

My Frugal Daughter: The Compleat Frugalista

For some reason, I write about my Frugal Son a lot, my daughter, Miss Em, not much. I am here to say: she is frugal too. In fact, she is frugal in the same ways that I am: cooking and thrifting.

You can't practice all modes of frugality; you would go insane. It IS good if each family member is frugal in a different way. For instance, Mr FS is good at fixing things, gardening, painting, and so on.

At the moment, Miss Em is in California, visiting her grandfather, who lives near Mr. FS's sister and family. My sister-in-law is an excellent housekeeper and caretaker of her father, but the way she cooks drives me crazy: each meal is new and leftover ingredients often molder.

Miss Em is a cook after my heart. Here is what she's cooking tonight, via online chat.

I'm cooking tonight. Made a menu using up lotsa stuff in the house:
linguine with shrimp and arugula-parsley pesto, quinoa cakes with lemon-dill yogurt sauce and asparagus.

She also mentioned that while she was searching for the Goodwill, she happened upon a small thrift where she got me some corduroy Not Your Daughter's Jeans--for $3.00!!

She also picked up some Joe's jeans for herself.

Now that I think of it, Miss Em surpasses me in many ways. I am too lazy to make that elegant meal. And did I mention she can sew and cut hair? How I miss her when she is not around!

Last question from the chat: also, where is the goodwill around here?

That's my girl.

Are you or do you know a compleat frugalista?


Shelley said...

Sew and cut hair -in addition to cook and shop? Now that's really gifted. You raised her well!

Frugal Scholar said...

@Shelley--Thanks! She is great.