Just in case you ever wonder how I manage to read books while I'm busy..here is your answer!
I made two batches of fudge for Christmas. One batch I made that morning was given to family and friends, so that night I made another batch. I love Mamie Eisenhower's Million Dollar Fudge recipe. It's never once failed me and is so easy (no thermometer needed). This makes a ton of fudge. I found the Hershey's chocolate bars on sale for buy 5 get 5 free, walnuts were buy one get 1 for 50 % off at Meijer, and husband found chocolate chips on sale at Menard's so that made making this more affordable.
Just the two of us managed to get away to a dinner in Frankenmuth. I received my dinner free for my birthday month, so we only had to pay for his. I signed up their reward card (it's not a credit card) and this is one of the benefits. As we were leaving, we saw the Vice President of the United States. He came to have the wonderful chicken too! You just never know who you will see, so you need to carry a camera of some sort at all times (I did not). Would have made quite a picture of husband shaking his hand!
Back to the chicken... they gave us enough chicken for youngest daughter and some left over for the next day. I made the sides to go with the chicken the next day. In total it ended up being 6 meals for us.
I sold three items in just a couple of days this past week. I sold a doll house that we picked up beside the road for $25.00, a T.V. that was given to us for $25.00, and a small electrical fireplace that we no longer needed for $30.00. I made a quick $80.00 to help clean my house!
I made 3 fleece tie blankets for Christmas and charity donations. I bought the fleece again on sale at Menards for black Friday for $1.88 each piece. These are small but just right for the younger kids.
The refrigerator is clean but I would still like to clean the spice cupboard. It may get done!
Make gingerbread cookies today.
I hope your Christmas preparations have been just has fun as mine!
How did you save this past week?
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