Monday, September 16, 2019

My Menu for this Week 9/16/19!





Smoking jerky, ribs, and picking beans today is what we have planned.  Sounds like a lot of fun work!  It's always fun to see how many beans we get.  This year especially, after the  spring flood we had.  We took a look yesterday and it's hard to believe that we have them hanging in knots out there.  It's just such a blessing for sure!  

It's wet though out there.  It must have rained during the night and there is a lot of dew.  So we will wait about an hour and let it dry up some.  Probably still will get soaked to the bone as we pick but it's got to get done.  


I walked into Meijer this morning and they had almost a case full of ribs that were marked down to approximately $5.00.  So I bought two. Ribs sound so good this week!  



Here is what I plan to put on the table this week:  



Monday                    Leftover pork chops, instant mashed potatoes, and green beans

Tuesday                    BBQ Smoked spareribs and a salad

Wednesday               Hot dogs and coney island sauce

Thursday                  Leftovers

Friday                      Hamburgers and coleslaw.  

Saturday                   Hamburger Leftovers remade like  Patsy's  recipe.  

Sunday                     Baked Chicken, Fried cabbage, sliced tomatoes, and green beans.  


Well, I better get out there husband thinks it's dry enough now.  

What do you have planned for the table this week? 

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The Pepper In The Gumbo (Cane River Romance Book 1) by [Hathaway, Mary Jane]

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

My Frugal Ways this Past Week 9/15/19

The nights are downright chilly here in Michigan.  If you wait till around noon though you will have a nice 70 to 80 degree day.  We are having a beautiful Fall (with a little bit of rain here and there).  



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

In the garden I harvested purple onions, potatoes, tomatoes, and some zinnias for bouquets.   


We had just enough potatoes to fry with our fish on Friday.  We caught these fish awhile ago and froze them.   

We took a free ride in a Jeep Rubicon at a new off road track  yesterday.  It was a lot of fun!  The only problem I had was that we sat in the back and  I never could get my seat belt right.  With each bump we went over, it thought we were in an accident, tightened up,  and almost chocked me to death.  I found out that my husband took his off and was just acting like it was on. Stinker, he needs to give me a clue!  ha ha

I found a coupon at Meijer someone left at the self checkout for a free bag of sliced cheese ($3.19).  I used it for stuffed peppers.

I sold my old instant pot on Facebook.  

A neighbor gave husband some much needed help and he gave him the lawn seeder we found last week trash picking.  He said he really needed one like that. 


This week it rained off and on the night we went trash picking, so we didn't find much.   We did find a outdoor chair and side table that I have plans to paint. The birdhouse was from awhile ago.  I will show the after picture as soon as I get done. 

I froze all the corn we bought last week.  

I'm dehydrating tomatoes for the first time this year.  I plan on making tomato powder to use in recipes.   

My Goals for this week:

Continue harvesting the garden.



How did you save money this past week?

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

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Friday, September 13, 2019

A Walk in the Garden, Tomatoes, Mustard Greens, Beans, and Zinnia's!



Believe it or not, I still have tomatoes on the vine.  Someday soon, before the first frost, I'm going to have to go out and pick them, whether they are ripe or not.  Right now though,  in my mind, it's still midsummer and I'm enjoying every minute of it.   I'm getting almost a basket full everyday, of some the best tasting tomatoes of the year! Tomato sandwiches everyday!  


So here is my patch of tomatoes.  They don't look so good right now from afar.  It's when I walk into an opening and really start looking at how many tomatoes are on some of the vines, that I'm amazed.  Every plant seems to have close to 10 tomatoes or more.  

Then, there is this one:  

I was just looking at it and all of a sudden it just started leaning over from all the weight.   When it came to a stop, I counted 20 tomatoes on this one tomato plant.  Whew!  

I'm glad I started using the electric toothbrush on the blooms.  That really made the difference this year.  



Mustard greens are ready to be picked again.  We've already had a couple of messes.  I'll be canning soon.  


We are also pushing the beans to the limit.  My hope is that I might be canning these by Monday or Tuesday.   We love a bean in them, so to us they are just not ready yet.


I'm picking bouquets of Zinnia's every couple of days.  They are just so beautiful!  

This year has made me think maybe we could stretch this season out just a little longer than we have before.  It's something to think about.  We've had our trials but I'm thankful that we are getting so many vegetables from our garden.  

How's your garden growing?


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