* Gratefully received some tomatoes. I cooked and froze them into meal sizes for spag bols and pasta bakes. I filled 11 takeaway food containers. Tinned tomatoes were on my shopping list for my Summer stockpile. I've now crossed them off. Very grateful for the saving.
* Baked two banana cakes with bananas given to us. I took one to church on Sunday for morning tea and the other one is in the freezer for a future morning tea.
* Used the lamb bone from a roast to make a big pot of soup in the slow cooker. There was enough soup to feed the four of us for two meals.
* Fed the compost bin very well this week with banana skins, lettuce leaves, and other veggie peelings.
* Defrosted one of our freezers. It's a 120 litre that was given to us as a wedding present and is the only one that isn't frost free. It needs defrosting a few times a year to help it run effectively. I find it helpful in sorting out what's in there and restacking it better.
* Jessica bought a top from the op shop for her Year 12 muck up day. They are dressing as film characters and Jessica is going as a pirate. The top only cost a few dollars but had a rip on a seam which was easy to fix.
* Darren needed a new pair of troussers for work. He found some in the op shop for $8.50. They needed to be taken up so my sewing machine was put to use again.
* Blanched lots of broccoli bought for $1.99 kg. I'm trying to build a small stockpile of broccoli bought cheaply so that when the price goes up, we'll be eating out of the freezer. We try to eat broccoli with most hot meals.
* Started my Summer stockpile by buying extra toiletries and cleaning supplies. I'll be writing a post on this shortly.
* Darren chopped and froze lots of bananas given to us. We'll be using them in smoothies, fruit icecream and banana cakes over Summer.
* Ate freezer meals one night and continued to eat out of the freezer where possible. I'm gradually getting more room.
* Had the heater off for three days and nights in a row.
* Darren baked some Cranberry Hootycreek biscuits for his sister's birthday present. We also gave her a tote bag I made for $2. She loved her presents and I loved how budget friendly it was.
* Gratefully received a plate of sliced cake from a friend.
* Had shorter showers. Saved the washing machine water and dried most of the clothes on clothes horses and the line.
* Juiced and froze a big bowlful of lemons off our tree.
* Picked silverbeet for two meals.
* Froze two single serves of Tuna Pasta Bake.
|Using my Nicer Dicer to make the job easier.|
|Tomatoes and onion flakes|
|Ready for the freezer|
|Silverbeet finally taking off|
|Our plum " stick " is blooming|
|Raspberry plants coming to life.|
|Handmade tote bag for Darren's sister|
|Some of our broccoli harvest|
What frugal tasks did you complete this week ?