The Best Three Dollars I Ever Spent!

While shopping at the community yard sale a few weekends ago, I came across this faux Magic Bullet device and dished out the $3 that they were asking. It was never used, and all parts were still wrapped in the plastic bags.

While at the farm, we obviously have a lot of greens that we don’t want to see wasted. The other day I was faced with some parsley and turnip greens, I decided to make pesto. As I was getting the blender out, I came across the “Twister NuWave” and decided to give it a try. Might I just say….Woo Hoo! I love it! What I love most is that I don’t have to drag out a big blender or food processor to make small batches. I can even store any leftovers in the same cup.

So I whipped up a small batch of pesto and made some broiled pesto bread from a beautiful whole wheat baguette. I used parsley, turnip greens, garlic, parmesan cheese, olive oil and sunflower seeds. Whirred all of the ingredients in my new gadget, spread them on some toasted bread slices and broiled until bubbly. Delish! Sorry for the bad pictures. Hubby and I were starving!

I love when I find a new favorite toy! Especially one that cost me three bucks. 🙂

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About finefrugality

I am a wife, mother, business owner, farmer, foster parent, retired probation officer and so much more. :-) I love to save money any way I can. I just don’t see the sense in handing my cash over to someone else when I don’t have to. I coupon, I grow and can food, I reuse and repurpose items, I scour thrift stores and during the warmer months, my Saturday mornings consist of yard sales and our local farmer’s market with my husband. I have organized local meetings which include coupon swaps, barter clubs and swap meets. Here is where I begin to share this life with the rest of the world. This is Fine Frugality. Because being frugal is not only fine. It is FINE.
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11 Responses to The Best Three Dollars I Ever Spent!

  1. found a blender for $3 at a yard sale once- my son wanted to make smoothies–he bought himself The Magic Bullet when he went away to college – the broiled pesto bread looks good–surprised you had time to take a pic before chowing down

  2. msmckibbon says:

    this looks great! i once found a yogurt maker, unused and still in the box, for $5 – i love it!!

  3. Stacey says:

    Your post is making me hungry

  4. I got my bread maker a couple of weeks ago from a yard sale for $9! Garage sales and the like are AWESOME. And that pesto sauce looks delicious. Is it just parsley and turnip leaves?

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