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The Frugal Frau

Posted in The Frugal Frau with tags , , on September 16, 2009 by davegerry
How now smart Frau?

How now smart Frau?

All right, all you spendthrifts out there. I promised you money saving tips from the Frugal Frau and here’s our first weekly installment. I’m giving it to you early in the week so that by the weekend you should have realized substantial savings, not to mention the satisfaction of a job well done.

Understand, that the Frau does not claim to have necessarily invented such techniques but she does practice them ad nauseum. I am a witness.

What do you do with your empty butter wrappers when that pound of butter or margarine is gone?

Don’t tell me you throw them away. Don’t tell me that. The Frau folds each and every wrapper, stacks them in a small, air tight container in the refrigerator and then uses the still buttery coverings to grease casserole dishes, cake pans or muffin tins.

You will find that there is usually just enough butter left on the old wrapper to do the job.

I know, I know…it changed my life too.

Step 1: Save the wrappers

Step 1: Save the wrappers

Step 2: Apply the butter

Step 2: Apply the butter

Until we post again remember what the Frugal Frau always says: ‘Seid nett zueinander!‘ (Be nice to each other.)

Auf Wiedersehen