Megan my youngest daughter was beside herself with excitement when she came home from school on Thursday. There was a roast in the slow cooker with roast vegies in the oven. I was making lots of cranberry hootycreek biscuit dough ( for the freezer ) and baking some to eat. She proclaimed that " Life doesn't get any better than this ". You can bet that my heart swelled with happiness.
Here's my list of frugal tasks for this week -
* Cooked three meals of spag bol for the freezer.
* Cooked four meatloaves ( at the same time ) for the freezer.
* Picked lettuce for homemade hamburgers and wedges one night..
* Megan made forty scones. Half went into the freezer and the other half were served for morning tea at church with homemade plum jam.
* Cooked meat for two pies and froze it.
* Made dough for eight pizzas and froze it.
* Refilled and diluted the shampoo and conditioner bottles in both showers.
* Made a lasagne for three meals. We ate one meal that night and froze the other two meals.
* Made two jars of lemon butter.
* Made nineteen pumpkin scones . They are now in the freezer for my morning teas.
* Bought chicken fillets at $5.99 kg. I bought $31 worth and portioned them into twelve meals and froze them.
* Made seven jars of strawberry jam for $7.50. I'm hoping that our strawberry plants give us lots of fruit this year so I can make more jam at a cheaper price.
* Made chicken stock in the slow cooker with the skins from the fillets. There is enough to make two batches of chicken soup.
* Made a triple batch of cranberry hootycreek cookie dough. Most of it was portioned into logs and frozen for future baking.
* Made a triple batch of peanut butter choc chip cookie dough. I portioned it all into logs and froze it.
|Homemade hamburgers on homemade rolls with homegrown lettuce and homemade chips.|
|Scones with plum jam for morning tea at church|
|This lasagne will be portioned into twelve serves ( three meals )|
|Cranberrry hootycreek biscuits for afternoon tea.|