As we had a public holiday Monday I feel like it has been a short week and that I didn't get that much done. But once again, thanks to the notes I take as I do things, I look back over the week and feel much better! I have quite a bit I can count in my Vicky Challenge as well!
I finished my DIY chandelier and it is ready to hang.
Chloe came up on the weekend and brought figs she had picked.
I used these straight away in two meals. The first night I made fig pizzas. The next night I stuffed some with cream cheese and wrapped them in Prosciutto. These are really easy and delicious.
I still have a bowl full of figs in the fridge. They will be either jam or fig paste over the weekend...
In my sour dough adventures I made Calzones. They are probably very un authentic. However they were yum! Really they are just pizza pockets. I used capsicum, cheese, bacon, salami etc.
Also I made buns. This lot were raspberry.
I have it worked out now that the addition of milk, eggs, butter and sugar gives a sweet dough and it is like with the plain bread mix as then this gives you heaps of things to make which are just variations on a theme.
Andy is making me a new clothes line. For a long time I have wanted an old fashioned style one which is right across the back yard. My current one is old and nasty but I love hanging clothes on the line and sheets and towels smell so beautiful from sunshine. I saw a picture online with each end having pretty scrolls in the corners. Andy looked for wrought iron to use for this and the corners were $80 each. So this idea was scrapped. Mum's neighbour this week gave us the four corners we need! All they need is painting! They are perfect!
I can't wait!
I froze some strawberries for smoothies as they were going soft too fast.
As well as fig pizza I used up a heap of leftovers on another pizza.
I did a heap of pruning, fertilised the roses and the lawn and generally have been tidying up in the garden. The parsley has millions of seeds and I have baby parsley coming up everywhere.
For my Vicky Challenge I counted making all lunches, the chandelier, the savings on the lattice work, my tray of buns, the figs etc. and it amounted to $776 which is the best week in ages.
How did you build up your home and savings this week? I hope you have a lovely weekend.
I am off to hang washing in the sun and try and be outside as much as I can while it is so nice. xxx
I have been doing a bit of pruning in the garden and fertilised the roses, spread some lawn food over the lawn and generally tidying up. There are baby parsley plants coming up everywhere because of self seeding.