Some of the ways I saved money were:
I made chocolate cakes which were for a birthday, gifts, lunches and deserts.
Some also went into the freezer. (as fast as I use things up I add more!)
I made some progress on my freezer challenge and one of the things I used up was the huge bone from a lamb roast. It still had some meat on it. I made my Nan's soup which is several cups of dried soup bean mix and a huge amount of veggies. It made the most beautiful soup!
Also I made quiches and impossible pies.
Some were made in baking dishes, some in muffin trays and a baby sized one for Harper. The muffin sized ones are good in lunch boxes.
Next I made a big beef casserole in the crock pot. We had that for dinner with veggies.
Then I made the rest up into Shepherds Pies. I got seven small and medium pies. This is before going into the oven...
Andy caught fish so this was another meal and more frozen.
Thanks to Lynette I got a free cookbook that is really good. It came with purchased herbs. It is still available I think in Woolworths. It is with two items from the Gourmet Garden range. I bought crushed garlic as this is so handy and I will use it all winter. The book is an easy crockpot book from the ladies who do the 4 ingredients books. I have already found several recipes I can't wait to use. Four ingredient cooking is wonderful when you are in a hurry or supplies are low. Easy! Thank you Lynette I would never have found this as they had no display and a tiny sign!
Some ways we feathered the nest:
Over the weekend and holiday Monday Andy cleaned up the yard, mowed the lawn and did all kinds of odd jobs. This was great as it had been so wet and things looked messy.
I have been decluttering as things accumulate!
I got ahead by:
Saving some money by using up things from the freezer. With this I added to my emergency fund, grocery fund for when I find major bargains and for adding to the pantry.
(I used up the roast lamb bone, bacon, pizza bases, a meal of spaghetti I had frozen, a piece of pork, and some frozen peaches).
And I added to my pantry. Just a few items this week including emergency supply pet food.
Thats about it except for things too mundane to mention! I enjoyed some baby sitting and some sunshine. We are back to rain again now!
I hope you had a good week. How did you build up your home this week? xxx