Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Thrifty Tuesday

It has been a fairly thrifty week here on the old homestead.

We did our stock up shop (well most of it) and I used coupons to get the best deals I possibly could. The meat we bought will last for a few months, longer if I continue my newest thrifty practice of using less when making our meals and adding a soup/sandwich night to each week.

I also found an old robe of mine that was in excellent condition. The only thing wrong with it was the belt was missing. I went into the fabric stash and found some soft pink strips I had cut from leftover fabric from another project. There was just enough to make a new belt. Voila, a robe that I can once again wear with no expenditure of cash.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Menu Monday

Mid October and since Kris is home the menu has been switched around a little bit. Just moved two meals around so we could try the hot sauce he raves about.

Monday

Chicken wings in hot sauce, rice and leftover raw veggies and dip from yesterday.

Tuesday

Turkey Tetrazzini, coleslaw.

Wednesday

Pork chops, mashed potatoes, peas/carrots.

Thursday

Leftover Tetrazzini and coleslaw.

Friday

Maple glazed trout, rice, and beans.

Saturday

Lentil soup (not sure if I will make sandwiches)

Sunday

Roast Beef, roast potatoes, carrots and cucumber salad.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunday Ramblings

After a very chilly evening of football it was lovely to get home and thaw out. Of course because we were in the big city (well big to us at any rate) we did our prewinter stock up (though I did miss a few stores as Harvey did not sleep well the night before).

Yesterday evening was spent portioning and packaging chicken, beef and pork.

All was done before I called it a night and went to sleep.

This morning I managed to portion the fish. We bought some lovely, large fillets of salmon and trout.


Now after a pick up of a few items from my favorite grocery store here in town (they are having a 10 for 10 sale, though some items are 5 for 10 or 2 for 10) we will be set in the meat and staples department for at least three months (must buy a turkey for Christmas though).

I still have my fabric haul to photograph and put away, but that can wait until tomorrow. I am having too much fun gazing at it and caressing  I mean touching everything. I even bought some new stabilizers for my embroidery machine as I am wanting to add a few touches to any winter dresses I sew this year (perhaps even a skirt or two will be embellished).

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Movement Has Happened

No movement on the venting of the furnace however, just the movement of fall/winter clothing into the closets.

Once again I just moved everything over, and as I dress, I will evaluate all items on whether they fit or if I feel they suit the lifestyle I now enjoy. Hopefully a few more items will be put into the donation bag over the coming days.

I am still working on those same knitting and cross stitch projects, but I can actually see an end in sight and soon will be able to start on the Christmas knitting and sewing.

Off to have some herbal tea, and more knitting time.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Thrifty Tuesday

Today I made my stock up lists for groceries, paper goods, cleaning supplies, yarn, fabric and notions. It is always best to make a list and stick to it. I have also gathered together all my coupons with a few more to print off.

I shopped at home first for our meals and managed to stay out of the store for yet another day. I love days when this happens.

I used up more of the leftover items from our Thanksgiving meal to stretch out the servings of our dinner.

All in all another thrifty and frugal day.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Menu Monday

Kurt and Kris both left this morning. Each of them has some leftover turkey, some cookies and a loaf of bread. Kurt got some plum jam as well in his care package (Kris got his just after I made it). Now I get to use things up in the fridge.

First to go was the turkey carcass. I made stock with it today.

Monday

Turkey noodle soup with grilled cheese sandwiches.

Tuesday

Smoked sausages, leftover mashed potatoes and carrots. Think I will slice up the cucumber as well.

Wednesday

Leftover ham made into a casserole.

Thursday

Clean out the fridge (leftover casserole).

Friday

We will be eating at the football game.

Saturday

Home from the city, after a day's stocking up. I think supper will be Chicken, but don't hold me to it.

Sunday

Hamburgers, homemade fries, and coleslaw.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Just A Quick One

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate this weekend.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.