Mother's Day was my highlight. Afternoon tea was at Lucy's house and increasingly I am realising she is more like me than I ever knew.
This week I saved money by;
I made Cornbread as Muffins. I made three dozen to go with soups. Being soup season I love having something like this to go with it.
Most went into the freezer. One dozen were given to Chloe when she came home from a trip for her freezer.
A basket of muffins is a great gift. So is a basket of scones (biscuits) especially if they are still warm. That is hard to beat.
Many things are more manageable as muffins, from corn bread to meat loaf...
Yesterday zucchini was $2 a kilo so I got a big bag of those. They will be soup of the week next week.
I used a $5 voucher at Spotlight for craft supplies.
We had a leftovers dinner. I had left over curry and a casserole which was just a tiny bit. When I have little bits and pieces I often put it out Indian style. It makes left overs seem so abundant!
The beauty of curry, casseroles etc is they are actually better the second time around as flavours develop. I added a couple of items form the freezer and it ended up a feast.
I am going to do a post on this in The Vicky Challenge. Many countries feature small bowls as the way of serving... Japan, Indonesia, China, India.... and the markets or ethnic stores locally sell the bowls and serving dishes very cheaply. Anyway, I love doing this and it seems so nice!
I had both mint and yoghurt and wizzed them up to go with it and now have some for another dish I am planning on Sunday.
I feathered my nest by:
On Wednesday I cleaned inside and out of the fridge, washed it all out, washed the shelves in the sink, re lined the shelves etc. I pulled the fridge away from the wall and cleaned behind and underneath (yuk!) and while I was at it I painted the skirting boards in the kitchen since the fridge was already out and the skirting boards scrubbed. Pheww that was quite a big job but nothing makes you feel more virtuous than a spring cleaned fridge. I wiped it out with vanilla which I still smell every time I open the door. It is lovely!
Somehow all of this had a domino effect and I cleaned out the kitchen island, shelves and had a re arrange to make things work better. It is working too.
I got ahead by:
The muffins in the freezer,
A completed present into the gift cupboard.
Things ready for the next fishing trip picnic.
Teri and Vicky helped me get ahead in a big way! They have both written wonderful articles for up coming savings and pantry tips. They are amazing.
I added to my pantry:
Currently I am filling plastic tubs. I added long grain rice, canned tomato, tea and coffee.
How did you build up your home or get ahead this week?
Most of our week was rainy and quite dark. Today the sun is shining! I have washing out in the sun and more in the machine. I think it is also going to be sunny tomorrow so I will also get the towels done. Sunshine after rain is the most beautiful thing.
Have a wonderful weekend! xxx