Sunday

Garage Sale Meal

In an effort to buy more used instead of more new (and just so you know, I've failed at this more than I've succeeded in the past two weeks, but I am trying!), I've been shopping from some garages.

I've had a lot of fun and I've had some great kitchen finds. Here's our favorite meal of the week!

New loaf pans for meatloaf to replace my old rusty ones: $.50 cents each:


An antique french fry cutter for a new family experiment: $1.50:



Experiment: successful!


A basket for my Artisan loaves of bread: $.50 cents

(Let me just say, thank you to all those who told me about this easy Artisan 5 minutes a day recipe on this post. I can't wait to try all the other recipes!)


A White Mountain Electric Ice Cream Maker, $7:
(Retail $199!)


Homemade Butterfinger ice cream? Worth it's weight in gold.

23 comments:

Adminswife said...

First, I used that french fry maker when I was a kid. Brings back many memories - arm breaking memories. Try cutting enough fries to feed 8, especially since most of them are very hungry boys.

Secondly, I read your story about changing the name of your blog and found that you daughter wanted to stick a "mouse mattress" on something. Try coming home from a basketball game and finding 30 of those "mattresses" stuck on the front of your house and a car that we borrowed. Not fun getting it off, let me tell you. The adhesive does NOT come off easily.

Yes, we have THAT house too. We are a "happy" family of 15. Whoa! Who typed that in public!

Evening Shade Morning Latte said...

What great finds! I haven't been garage sale-ing in years. I need to get out there and see what bargain beauties there are that I can't live without!

Staci said...

Wow we had that same ice cream maker when I was a kid. YUMMY, Butterfinger ice cream sounds so good.

Megan said...

Wow you had some AWESOME finds.

I love garage sale shopping!
can't wait to go.

Rachel said...

I always made fun of my mom for "junking"... Guess who'll be joining her this year. Yep - you guessed it.

Laurie said...

Great finds!!! That ice cream sure looks yummy!!!

"MissMelissa" said...

oh my gosh, we LOVE going garage saling!!! :D we find lots of fun stuff that way. I found my daughter 2 pairs of brand new shorts this weekend for a buck each, and a great basket to put shoes in! :)

Melissa

Mary said...

Great finds, You must be a cook...lots of foodie finds! There is nothing better than homemade french fries and ice cream! Your family is going to love your finds! Mary

Lisa said...

I'm jealous of the french fry slicer. Home made fries are so much better than frozen ones.
I'm going to be on the lookout this summer for an ice cream maker and a popcorn popper while I'm garage saling.
I have and use an old set of corelle dishes from the 70s. ( I think the pattern was called crazy daisy.) It's always fun to find new pieces to the set at garage sales.
I'm on my way to check out the bread post. My bread making attempts have been underwhelming. You are obviously a better cook than I am.

Gayle said...

That was an envy-inducing post. What bargains you find! Wow! I'm checking the artisan book out at the library. It sounds like a keeper.

Jenny said...

Butterfinger ice cream! YUM!

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

French fries and ice cream! Yummy! Great finds, now I'm off to the pantry to find something to eat!

Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

oh friend - you know that this is one of my favorite topics. :)

I love homemade fries, but I tell you...get out that food processor. It will cut five pounds in minutes. :)

parentingBYdummies said...

I haven't garage shopped in ages. Looks like you got quite a big booty! That didn't come out right; you know what I mean.. your garage shopping trips look successful and fun. I might have to stop by a local garage soon to see what's for sale:)

Organizing Mommy said...

Oooh, that garage sale link up thing looks perfect! I was hoping someone would start that, since I'm a regular at posting my finds. I'm glad there are others out there. So far, I've only spent $. 35!! so it's hard to get excited about some cheap McDonald's toys and a tshirt! Good job on the stuff. I grew up with a french fry maker like that. We made them often!

sarah said...

oh wow we had a fry maker like that, though in england we called it a chip maker, love it!

great finds, don't ya just love a good garage sale weekend

sarah
abeachcottage

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

I love all your kitchen finds! Those are great, esp. that french fry maker. I do oven fries a lot at our house, to save on the calories. But, there is nothing like homemade fries. My mom made them for us growing up all the time.

Sheila said...

In my reader, there was a flat-belly ad immediately below the ice cream. LOL! That all looked very good.

Chandy said...

I remember your blog, you were just recently feature in SITS! Definitely will be coming back!

Come see my Thrifty Treasures post in my tablescaping blog!

http://whatnowtablescapes.blogspot.com

Jaden Paige said...

What a cool gadget that ice cream maker is... ooh, that would definitely pack a few pounds on me! And an antique french fry cutter? So cool! Awesome finds!

Christina said...

Fantastic garage sale meal. ; ) Love the french fry cutter. Homemade icecream! Yum!

MommyAmy said...

Those are some great finds!!! It's a little early here yet for many garage sales... but I've been keeping my eyes peeled for signs! :)

kimmcl said...

Now those are some great finds. Just think of the history behind them. That's the best part of buying used "treasures". And I love how you threw in the pictures of the goodies you made with your new finds!
Kim