Some of the ways I feathered my nest included:
I made tomato relish as I got some cheap tomatoes. I used Mimi's recipe for this.
I got 9 big jars, two are already missing in my photo! The recipe is here. I don't have a food processor so I just chopped the onion finely.
I cut Andy's hair. He wants to look halfway reasonable for Christmas! 😊
This week I was really lucky with free stuff! Chloe brought me two and a half dozen fresh eggs.
Also two huge containers of shampoo and conditioner.
I was given seven packets of end of the day bakery items... there were french sticks, finger buns, small loaves...
Most of this I froze to give to Chloe. It is harvest and the boys are on shifts 24 hours a day. Chloe takes Luke out food she makes up. All this will help her.
I picked up free lemons from a house that had them out the front with a sign that said free to take. I left a thank you note.
In an op shop I found an old fashioned hand egg beater. I love these they are so good.
I visited my Aunt for Christmas. Her garden is lovely. Her trees are covered in developing fruit!
Her apricots have already finished and she had jars of jam on her counter. The colour was spectacular.
I made Naan bread. The girls like this so I make a batch and give them some each for the freezer.
I did some Christmas decorating. We just have a little tree and it is down low so Harper can enjoy it. I have it covered in little birds...
In the garden we have pink Lillies! Lots more look set to come out too...
I made flourless biscuits. (cookies)
We had a nice dinner home last night as Chloe was visiting. I cheated and had little individual pavlovas from Aldi with strawberries and cream. They were gorgeous!
Each day I have been writing cards and wrapping presents. I posted a big lot on Monday. The last things will be posted this coming Monday. I am getting there! Then I will get on to some baking.
Today is a gorgeous day. I will have a flurry around to get some more done for the week. I can see next week getting booked up. I am grateful for everything I already did earlier in the year to make this time much easier! Getting ahead really pays off!
How did you save, build up your home and get ahead this week?
Have a wonderful weekend! xxx