We had quite a lot of rain too which has watered the garden.
Some of the ways I feathered the nest are:
I did a heap of cooking. On the weekend I had a baking day. I made several Spinach, bacon and sun dried tomato Quiches, Pizzas and with some left over pastry I made simple pastries.
Chloe was here and I sent her home with a Pizza and a Quiche.
The pizzas were made from the sourdough. That worked really well! In fact we loved it! This dough is amazing!
I did some painting.
I juiced a heap of lemons and froze the juice in ice cube trays for in the heat.
Two of my tops needed minor alterations and I did those.
I shopped at Aldi and it was great. The meat was out at wonderful prices.
On the way to the nursing home there is a great op shop so I went in there.... one thing I have been wishing for is some really big tins to store giant fruit cakes in. I got seven! Three of them are really large! It was under $10 for all of them. I am making them over so will post a pic next week.
And I got a huge storage jar for $2...
It was fantastic!
I have two lots of sour dough starter in the fridge. One lot is due to be fed mid week and one lot on the weekend. The mid week one I made into buns.
This was an experiment. I filled them with apricot and walnuts. They looked good but I didn't think the dough was sweet enough. Andy however loved them. Now I have read up and will use the recipe I used to use years ago for sticky buns next. They were amazing! If I can convert this I will have a real crowd pleaser!
We added to our preparedness... we got a new and better BBQ and it is wonderful! It has a burner for boiling a kettle etc. I can do anything .... roasts etc.
I learned to make electrolytes from scratch and bought the right salts and froze lemon juice. Each week I am doing something towards the coming heat and feeling we may not have electricity the whole time.
When I was at the shops I looked in a trendy gift store. It is a great place for ideas. Two things I noted... one is that hand crocheted dish cloths are in fashion. At $12 each and quite small... The other was hand made soap. They had Goats Milk and Honey. They were both $12.50 EACH, unwrapped too. So for everyone making soap or thinking about it this is a wonderful gift and worth much more than you think!
Today I am having an at home cleaning and odd job day. Needed!
I hope you had a great week! How did you save money, get ahead, build up your pantry or any other good things?
Have a wonderful weekend! xxx