This is a week late, but I thought I would post it anyway. This past week has been a busy one for me and I have not been good about documenting things. So here is what I did the previous week to save money. Be blessed my friends and I hope you all have a great weekend.
~Jeff's workplace had a BBQ on Friday. His bosses bagged up the leftovers and told people to take some home. Jeff brought home Brats, 4 huge cookies and some chips Friday night. Saturday he brought home more brats, some macaroni salad and some hamburgers. That has really helped out with the budget.
~While looking for one of my extra water bath canners to give to Heather, I found a box of brand-new quart sized wide mouth canning jars. I needed 2 of them for the sourdough starter that Heather gave me.
~Heather not only gave me some sourdough starter, but she also bought me a kitchen scale to weight out the ingredient to keep the sourdough starter fed.
~I found some double ended color dry erase markers at Goodwill. It has made my whiteboard "lists" so much more fun to write.
~Saturday was the big family birthday party for Jeff and Heather. Rachel made 2 desserts and 2 crockpots full of lasagna. Heather brought some of her delicious homemade garlic bread and I brought a Caesar's salad. I gave the oldest 3 grandboys their matching shorts and they all quickly changed into them. Jaysn and Rachel recently got 2 kittens, so I was able to cuddle with those precious kitties. It was all absolutely wonderful!
~We all went to the fair and looked at the exhibits. I now really want one of those giant rabbits! LOL!
~Sunday and Monday were major fibromyalgia flare days for me, so naps were much needed and taken. After a big weekend and finally letting go of some emotional baggage, it honestly was not a surprise at all. I tend to do this...as soon as I am able to let down, I have a flare. I have always been this way.
~Monday I made a big pot of hearty chicken noodle soup with lemon, garlic and herbs from the garden. It was incredibly delicious!
~Jeff picked up my prescription for me from Walmart so that I did not need to make a separate trip in.
~Jeff also picked up some cheese that was on sale at Safeway.
~I made sourdough discard buttery crackers and 2 loaves of sourdough sandwich bread.
~Scrapple was on the menu once more. I used less sausage meat than was called for since I am trying to cut back on meat portions in an effort to save money. This made for two meals for Jeff and I.
~Tomatoes, squash, beans and blackberries were all harvested multiple times during the week.
~Safeway coupons were uploaded to my Safeway card.
~Using a Walmart gift card, I was able to order new silicone spatulas (I was getting low on them again), some silicone baking mats, and some medical things that we needed. I ended up paying $13.88 out of pocket.
~I cut back my sage bush and have the branches full of leaves bundled and hung up drying.
~Thursday, I spent the afternoon snapping beans, blanching and then freezing them. Judging by what I am seeing outside in the bean patch, I will be repeating this again very soon.
~Jeff took our truck to work on Friday and brought home a ton of wood pellets for our pellet stove. He was able to get them from work at a good price. Chris and the boys will be coming over Saturday to help unload them.