Sunday, August 20, 2017

My Frugal Ways this Past Week 8/20/17!

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Here are the ways I've saved this past week:

We have been harvesting the garden this past week.  So far we picked a total of 2 1/4 bushels of green beans.

We picked all of our rows of white half runner beans.   The rattlesnake are not ready yet.  

While I'm canning this morning I have the dehydrator going to dry
green beans. We love cooking shuck beans in the winter months.    

I've also canned 14 pint sized jars of pickled beets this week. We bought these at the farmers market.  Sometimes you just have to buy them if you are not able to grow them (those deer).   I have more to can later throughout the week.  

I swapped green beans for some peaches with my friend.  Really we just gave them to each other. 😄 

We had a abundance of cucumbers so I tried making cucumber bread.  It was very good.  

Took the Kroger survey for more fuel points.  

Took the grandchildren to see a free educational program about snakes put on by the local park.

We went to our neighbors garage sale and found some great deals. Total paid $15.00   I was so excited about the fabric, that I went back the next day she was open and bought some more.

What was on the dinner table this past week:

Monday       Hot Dogs (he secretly bought some hot dogs that I guess you can only buy in the U.P.)- let it go, let it go

Tuesday       Roast with potatoes and carrots. 

Wednesday  Out to eat

Thursday      Green Beans, fried chicken wings, and cornbread

Friday          Leftovers 

Saturday      Grilled Chicken, baked potato, sliced cucumbers, and sliced tomatoes

Sunday         BBQ Chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, sliced tomatoes and cukes if any are ready today, and biscuits.  

My Goals:

I want to continue cleaning out and sorting the cupboards while the beans or beets are in the canner.  I was inspired by Emily to get moving on this project.   I love to break up jobs into smaller pieces to finally get them done. 

Make a menu plan for the three days the grandchildren are here. These are my hardest days to come up with something that they can and will eat.  

Learn how to make naan bread.   Annabel's just looks so good.  Her cooking always looks so delicious!  

What ways have you saved this past week?

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