The week was really good and busy. I still had fruit to use up and make things with and now I am down to Quinces which I will use next week. For two whole days I had jam on all day. Today I am trying to have a general clean up and catch up day. (needed!)
So here are some of the ways I saved money and built up my next this week...
I had more figs given to my by my sister in law. This was wonderful as I thought I had seen the last of figs for the season.
So I made different things (last time fig and almond jam and roast chicken with roast figs). This time I made figs stuffed with soft cheese and wrapped in prosciutto, then baked. These were beautiful! Very luxurious.
Also I sauteed some and served on a platter with cold meats and salad.
I had some very cheap zucchini and used them in several ways. One was to make zucchini fritters which we had with salad. These were really nice!
The recipe was 2 zucchini grated, a packet of Haloumi chopped into little squares, 2 eggs, parsley and mint (fresh chopped), pepper and SR flour to combine to a soft batter. I think some corn kernels would go well in this too. Drop into pan and fry until golden. Andy took cold ones the next day to work as he seems to like everything cold just the same!
I coloured and trimmed my hair and painted my nails.
Andy went fishing and came home with several large crabs for a meal. I wanted to show you what a beautiful colour they are.
This was on the outside table and I sat down on my chair next to it and it moved! The big claws mowed towards me! You never saw anyone move faster. Luckily Andy was inside and missed this spectacle.
I have the cot all cleaned up and am making over my craft room into a little nursery. Getting the nest ready for a baby is quite exciting! Also I have cot sheets, little rugs and all kinds of things that I have made in recent years. I have much more if the baby is a girl! But if it's a boy I will get sewing!
As a flow on from the pantry challenge I went through all my junk mail. I had not been doing that very well as I check my main store on line catalogues. Well, the ten minutes it took me saved me quite a bit of money. So I will make the time to do that every week again.
I have had beautiful flowers in the garden. I keep planting and things keep growing! I count my garden in my building up my home thinking as our garden is such a part of how we live and adds so much to our home. We spend evenings in the garden much more than evenings watching tv or indoors. (at this time of the year anyway) These are some lilies that have been out and I have white ones coming on.
How was your week and how did you save money and build up your nest?
I hope all the Queensland ladies are families are ok and that everyone is safe!
Have a wonderful weekend! xxx