Most of my savings this week were related to peaches!
I picked some more but I think that is it now for this season.
Obviously did not have to buy fruit this week!
First I made a Tarte Tatin. This was a new thing to learn but it was easy! And good!
Next I made nine peach crumbles. That gave me eight to freeze.
In winter when we have soup for dinner I like to serve a desert. These will be great for then.
With left over pastry I made Pinwheels. These are great for lunch boxes.
All you do is lay out your pastry and spread it with a little tomato or spaghetti sauce and sprinkle over cheese, bacon or ham... you can add chopped onion or capsicum etc if you want.
Then roll this up into a tube and cut that into 1 inch or 2 cm ish thick slices. Lay those on non stick baking paper on a tray so they are flat, they look like pinwheels. Bake until golden. Yummy warm but also good cold and pack well to travel. Very handy. Kids can make them and the girls made them every school holidays before school went back.
I was given some things toward my soap making and this has saved me quite a bit.
We continued to pick Cherry Tomatoes.
Some ways I got ahead were:
The deserts in the freezer.
I added toothbrushes and toothpaste to my emergency pantry.
If you are being watchful you will have seen a few things that would indicate we should be working hard on our pantries. For anyone who doesn't know I wrote a year long series on that last year. I am upping my efforts now.
Some nest building things were:
I added flowers in my laundry to go with my new lemon walls.
We added bedside rugs now that we have floorboards. I need to take some photos since the bedroom is done now.
We had a little lunch out for Lucy's Birthday. Harper was so good! I loved every minute. The whole time I hold her she has my necklace in her hands. Every time! She isn't letting go for anyone either!
My post seems hurried today. It is! I had it ready and somehow lost the lot! So I had to start again and now I am late.
This afternoon I have shopping to do and tonight will be cutting up more peaches. I need to finish most of them or it will be too late. I plan to stew lots and freeze and over the weekend make Peach Cakes. These free peaches have probably added a couple of hundred dollars at least to my food budget. It is a case of use what you have or comes your way. It is a huge opportunity!
Then I hope to be sewing hankies tomorrow and Sunday and get a few finished!
I hope you had a good week! How did you build up your home and save money? Every little bit helps! I love finding ways to get ahead in small ways. It is not always possible but when we do we are at an advantage for times when just staying afloat is a major achievement!
Have a wonderful weekend! xxx