We've still enjoyed our frugal life with lots of cooking and baking from scratch. Our list for this week isn't as long as it usually is but every little bit helps.
* Made mini quiches for a cleaning client.
* Dried all the washing on the line.
* Had four single serves of chicken curry leftover. I've frozen them for future use.
* Darren made pita chips.
* Gratefully received two cos lettuces from my friend Cath Armstrong from The Cheapskates Club.
* Made some cranberry hootycreek biscuits. Cath and I enjoyed them for morning tea as well as the rest of my family. Everyone gets excited when they know I'm baking them.
* Found some very cheap pillow cases at the Savers op shop. These will be cut up and used to decorate hand towels for presents.
* Planted out four more tomato plants that my Dad grew.
* .Baked a double batch of raspberry and white chocolate muffins for us to eat. They are now in the freezer ready to be enjoyed. If I'm home or at a cleaning job I heat them up in the microwave and they taste like they are just out of the oven.
* We've started picking strawberries - YAY !!!. Just a few every couple of days but there will be plenty to come. What we can't eat will be frozen to make jam and fruit icecream.
* Gratefully received a few bread rolls and a block of cheese from a friend.
* Used up all the bits and pieces in the fridge before they went off. It's a great to know that the money I spend on food is used wisely.
|Strawberry flowers growing in guttering on the fence.|
|Magpie scratching around in the sliverbeet we gave her.|
|Iceberg roses growing in the chicken enclosure.|
|Free ranging the chickens for a while.|
|Our first raspberry. I ate it a few days later.|