Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Thrifty Tuesday


Most of my thrifty ways were spent using things up in the fridge. Cleaned out a few containers, and used food from the garden. Pretty much everything but the beans are growing.

Checked my canning and found I need to make more mint jelly so that is on the list for this week as well as dehydrating herbs.

Lots of relish and pickles left, except for pickles in a bucket so I will be making some of those as well. Possibly towards the end of the week.

Since I don't need relish most of the tomatoes will go towards making salsa. We love us some salsa and chips (planning on trying to make my own chips from corn tortillas).

I fixed a couple of seams on some of Harvey's shorts to extend their life and darned two pairs of socks.

Working on using up those t-shirt strips making the rug. In doing so today I found I was a bit short on the purple strips so I picked some strips that had purple in them (mostly black though) and used them. Only got 2 squares of the grid completed, but hopefully tomorrow will get at least 3 possibly almost 4 done.

I have a list of books (free of course) to download on my ereader. Getting ready for our trip in September.

So there are my thrifty moves for the last week.

Everybody have a wonderful evening. 

God bless.


  1. I’ve been mending those little holes that seem to appear in t shirts to extend their lives. Looking forward to seeing your t shirt rug.

  2. We make pico de gallo a lot around here. I'd planted everything we needed (jalapenos, tomatoes & cilantro), but the cilantro died in the heat. We've planted more, but from seed, so it's still pretty small. I also planted tomatillos this year, for salsa verde. So far, they are really small, but already falling off the vine. More research required.

    What do you use your mint jelly for? We have tons of mint, so I'm interested.

  3. I don't think you ever sit still and if you do, you have a project in hand. Enjoy your canning, I know it's a lot of work but homemade is so good!

  4. Which reminds me I need to go through my fridge and eat up what we have. I have 10 days before leaving on vacation!