Cheap Entertainment

The weather has been quite frigid the past few days, and that has forced us to stay indoors.  Here are some of the activities we have been doing to keep ourselves entertained.

Free RedBox DVD Rentals

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From now until January 18th, you can get free rentals by using code 45TH8787.  Get one movie on day 1, return it the next day and use a different credit card to reuse the code on day 2.  Rinse and repeat until you are out of card numbers.

Story Time at the Library

Our public library offers children’s story time every second Saturday of the month and select week nights.  Bundle up junior and expose him/her to some culture.  Frugal Boy was more interested in the audience than the guitar playing librarian.

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Build a Fort

Use boxes, blankets, and furniture to make a fort in your living room.  Have fun crawling through it, resting in it, and ultimately, destroying it.

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Assemble Christmas Gifts

If you haven’t already, go ahead and assemble some of the Christmas gifts and take them for a spin.

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Cook a Fancy Dinner

We made four batches of homemade gorgonzola butternut squash ravioli.  Our local high end Italian restaurant serves it for $14/plate.  We made it for about $2/plate.

Blend together your filling.

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8 oz gorgonzola to 3 lbs roasted butternut squash

Then prepare your dough.

1 egg to 1 cup all purpose flour

1 egg to 1 cup all purpose flour

Blend and add enough water so it will stick together when you squeeze it.

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Knead the dough into sheets.

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Keep kneading until the desired thickness is achieved.

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Switch to your ravioli maker.

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Add the filling.

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Crank out beautiful ravioli!

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Every 1 cup flour/1 egg will make one sheet of ravioli.

 

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Freeze some for later.

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Cook and eat the rest!

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What are you doing to stave off cabin fever on these cold winter days?