Some of the ways we did save money this week included:
We had a lot of basil ready to pick. I made a double batch of pesto. I use Mimi's recipe on A Tray of Bliss which is so easy and so good.
I gave a jar to Lucy which would do two dinners and made Pesto Chicken one night and pasta another. I still have some left as well. It is beautiful and smells so good.
I made pizza bases, froze some and made pizzas with all kinds of left overs which served as dinner and lunch box fillers.
Andy found a pair of beautiful leather boots at an op shop for $15. He loves them and he needed new boots. Massive saving there.
I got a few trays of chicken on a great special, used some and froze some.
I made all the lunches as usual.
I wrote $360 in my savings book for my Vicky Challenge.
Our Quince tree is covered in Quinces and about ready. I think next week I will pick them.
They never seem ripe as they are as hard as rocks but they go into the slow cooker for a day and turn deep ruby pink. The scent of Quinces is beautiful. They will give us stewed fruit and deserts.
This shows my side of the road vase that I mentioned last week. I have a nest displayed in it. It also shows the table top I mentioned painting.... on top of my other road side find.... I found two of these little tables that needed new tops. I gave one to Chloe and painted the top of hers palest blue. (it is for her bathroom and her bathroom is blue.)
I hope you had a good week! How did you feather your nest, build up your home, get ahead or save this week?
Our Patti isn't well. Her daughter Kristi messaged that she read Wednesday's post to her Mother as Patti has vision problems and pain in her eyes. She is also light sensitive and at this point it is undiagnosed. This sounds just awful and frightening. Anything with our eyes is especially distressing I think. I think Kristi will read our messages to her Mum so lets lift Patti up in prayer as it sounds like she really needs it at this time. Patti I hope you are feeling much better and the doctor have this figured out. I have been thinking of you so much!
Jeanette's daughter is also having surgery today. She is having her Gallbladder removed then going home where Jeanette will look after her so they both could use prayer also. Jeanette I hope this surgery goes very well today.
Have a lovely weekend. I am planning a heap of cooking as Andy has extra work and will be working. xxx