Monday, May 29, 2017

Menu Monday

Time whizzes by, and I know I have missed a few blogging opportunities but I find there to be not enough hours in a day at times. I do wish I was a bit more organized and had some blog posts in draft ready to be published at a moments notice, but I don't. Perhaps one day......

Monday

Chicken Wings, leftover rice and a salad.

Tuesday

Leftover Ham made into something just not sure what as of yet...Perhaps Pasties.


Wednesday

Steak, mashed potatoes, and the leftover salad.

Thursday (Oh my we are into the 6th month of the year already)

Cabbage bread (need to clean out the big freezer as much as is possible).

Friday

Salmon casserole, raw veggies and dip.

Saturday

Smoked sausage and tinfoil veggies.

Sunday

Roast Chicken, roasted potatoes, roasted carrots.

Now I am off for my daily walk, and then once the house is cleaned I am locking myself in the sewing room for a couple of hours work.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.



Friday, May 26, 2017

Frugal Friday

This has not been a totally frugal week as we ended up replanting a few items in the garden. Hopefully this will be the last replacement.

1.  Baked bread three times this past week.

2.  Replaced the zipper in a coat, and mended that nightie.

3.  Used up all leftovers in the fridge as well as using up a few bits and bobs from the freezer.

4.  We got just over 1/2 " of rain this week so the rain barrel is full again, and I have been able to continue using the rain water for the plants.

5.  We have three orphan potato plants coming up in various areas of the garden. We should be able to leave 2 of them where they are. Not too sure about the third one though.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What Are Perogies?

I was asked what perogies are and thought I would share with all of you.

Perogies are a Ukrainian, and Polish dish that many Germans make as well. They are something like Ravioli but instead of being stuffed with meat or chopped veggies have a center of mashed potatoes and cheese.

Most people grate old cheddar to mix and melt with the cheese. I cheat and buy a processed cheese spread because I like the taste much better.

They are boiled and then can be covered with a mixture of fried onions and melted butter. Or once cooked can be lightly fried or used in a casserole.

We like them boiled, slathered in melted butter and fried onions, salt and pepper. Then a large dollop of sour cream is placed on top.

This is comfort food to me and Harvey (though he prefers cottage cheese and potatoes in his perogies). It is something our mothers and grandmothers made when money was tight.

Here is a picture of them that I got from Bing.


I hope that answered everyone's questions.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Thrifty Tuesday

It was a mending day today. My favorite nightie had a small hole in the knit fabric just under one arm and I don't know how much knit long nighties cost where you live, but I refuse to pay what they want here.

So out came the sewing machine and some black knit fabric and the hole was mended!! All it took was a bit of time, a little bit of thread and a tiny piece of that black knit fabric. I should be able to get another few years wear out of it.

I have also finished Harvey's pj bottoms. What was thrifty about this project you may ask? Well I used an old microfiber sheet to make them. The fitted sheet was thread bare, but the flat was still in excellent condition. Now he has a nice pair of pajama bottoms at no real cost. Well, a little cost for the thread and elastic, but both were in my stash.

Monday was beautiful and so all the laundry was hung out to dry, saving the cost of running the dryer.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Menu Monday

Kris will be heading back up to Regina today and my visiting will be done for awhile. I can actually, perhaps get back into the groove of posting regularly once again.

Any way it is time for the usual Monday post.


Monday

Sausage casserole, the layers of potato, onion, peas and carrots will make it unnecessary to prepare any sides. However, I may try to make some cheese biscuits. This was supposed to have been made on Saturday, but with Kris home we had the scheduled meal for today. The old switch a roo going on once again.

Tuesday

Leftover roast beef from Sunday. I think it will be hot beef sandwiches, peas and home fries.

Wednesday

Soup and sandwiches. Need to use up some more stock.

Thursday

Homemade pizza from the crust up. It's a shopping day so this will have plenty of fresh veggies.

Friday

Perogies, and sour cream.

Saturday

Stuffed chicken breasts, rice and a tossed salad.

Sunday

Ham, mashed potatoes, and corn along with the remains of the salad.

Wow, it is almost time to make up next months menu and use up a bit more in those over packed freezers downstairs.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Frugal Friday


Now what is my frugal 5 for this week.

1.  Moved all my plants indoors and covered those I couldn't when the temperature was forecast to fall below freezing. I thus saved having to buy new plants to replace the ones that froze.

2.  No air conditioning this week, and heating just barely turned up.

3.  Refashioned two dresses into skirt and top sets. I wear skirts much more than I wear dresses.

4. Shopped from my grocery list once again with no extra buying.

5.  Used up all leftovers in the fridge.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday Tidbits

Slowly but surely I am making my way through my goal and extra cleaning list.

Both dresses are refashioned now and ready to be pressed. Pictures very soon. I also thought that since I couldn't get all the cat hair out of the bed I made Shania many years ago (seems she is losing more and more hair every year) I would make her a new one.

I pulled the necessary items out of the closet today and managed to get another item crossed off the list.

This one is bright red instead of grey. I hope that next year I can find the same deal on sweatshirts that I found when I bought this batch (I have made cat beds for two others and only have one of my bargain sweatshirts left).
 
Plants seem to have made it through the cold last night. We covered them up for one more night and then the weather will improve (at least I hope).
 
Kris will be home late tomorrow, and I should be able to get my computer fixed and my new android box up and running. Looking forward to his visit.
 
Everybody have a wonderful evening.
 
God bless.