May 24, 2016 to May 30, 2016
A good week over all. I am glad, we need good weeks where nothing breaks down, no one gets sick, and everything flows smoothly, including our frugal endeavors. This is what happened this week.
I got some good news this week. They asked me at work if I would like another, regular full time shift. I am hoping that this will continue into the fall and winter. If it does, it will make things a little easier for us. Fingers crossed.
Monday night I came home to a roasted chicken for dinner. A roasted chicken will last us for several days and this one was no exception. We leftovers on Tuesday, a couple lunches with chicken salad sandwiches, and chicken soup for Wednesday. There was enough soup for lunch the next day. It was chilly here this week, and soup was the right thing to warm me up.
While I was in the kitchen, I tried out a new recipe for blueberry muffins using the blueberries I picked and froze last summer. I also experimented with a ginger syrup recipe for upset tummies.
Even though I spent time working this week, I did make time to get outside and see what I could forage. The elder trees are all blooming and I wanted to gather some to make a batch of cold and flu tea. The tree about had fireweed, yarrow, and wild mint growing around it. It was I had come across my own personal pharmacy right there in the middle of a field. I harvested my fill of elder flowers, yarrow, and wild mint.
I also had a good pantry challenge week. I picked up ginger to make the tummy syrup, potato starch to make my own gluten free flour mix, and the the Pamela’s gf pizza crust mix was on sale. Gluten free mixes almost never go on sale, so I consider myself lucky. The timing is good too, as Budget Bytes recently posted an pizza recipe that looks like it is worth trying.
$21.33 spent on the pantry this week.
That was my week. Leave me a comment and tell me about yours.