How cheap are you?

We have to take a timeout from our serious posts on politics and investments. One must remember to breathe from time to time!

So, a day or so ago, we picked up two fairly nice-looking apples that had fallen off of the neighbors’ tree into our back yard. We’ve done this before, but they were a different kind of apple and had ripened and fallen several weeks ago. Those early apples were a mess – all wormy and rotten, but there was enough good apple to make a couple of nice batches of applesauce.

This time, the apples, though scabby on the outside, were perfect on the inside. It didn’t take long to cut them up into large chunks and put them on the stove with a tiny bit of water to cook. We were in a hurry, so we put them through the largest size holes on our 50+ year-old hand-operated food mill. (Muuuehli uf SchwiitzerTuutsch.)

We’re on a no-sugar kick, so just plopped the coarse applesauce onto our toast. Yum!

There is enough left for quite a few more pieces of bread or toast, or for putting on cottage cheese. The little bit of apple-flavored water that was left became a juice drink, with water and peach syrup and powdered Vit C stirred into it.

Can anyone beat this for getting the most out of free stuff?


About InvestingforOne

I've been investing in various assets by myself using a discount broker for many years. Over that time, I've developed some theories that others might find useful. Plus, there is more to investing than money. Time, talent, work, friends, family all go into developing a good and satisfactory strategy.
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