Our weather in Melbourne continues to be cold. I'm just busting to get outside for more than 5 minutes as there's so much to do in the garden. I also have a few upcycling projects I want to complete that involves spray painting and slightly warmer weather. The waiting is the hard part.
Here's how we filled our week -
* Filled up the thermos with boiling water first thing in the morning when making our breakfast cuppas. The thermos is used throughout the day and reduces the need to boil the kettle by 2 or 3 times.
* Grated a 1 kilo block of cheese. I portioned it into 4 containers, added a teaspoon of corn flour to prevent sticking and gave them a good shake. Three containers went into the freezer and one into the fridge. By doing this I avoid any wastage or spoilage.
* Baked 3 loaves of wholemeal bread with extra goodness.
* Darren used homemade biscuit dough from the freezer to bake choc chip biscuits for morning teas.
* Gratefully received flour, sugar, potatoes, tea bags and bread baking ingredients and tools from various people. We feel so blessed that people think of us when they have excess.
* Darren applied for the $250 government energy rebate. This will greatly reduce our Winter heating bill.
* Carefully scraped out a peanut butter jar. ' Someone ' thought it was empty but I was able to get enough for another piece of toast.
* Used the blank side of photocopy / printer paper to write notes and shopping lists. I cut the A4 paper in half and this gives me a good sized piece of paper for all sorts of uses. It's been well over 20 years since I've bought a notepad.
* I bought a pastry / turnover maker from Woolworths on clearance using Woolworths rewards money I had on my card. A free present I've put away for someone I have in mind in 2023.
* Fed bread crusts, sunflower seeds ( gifted ) and grass to the chickens. In return I collected 4 eggs this week.
* Most of my lunches this week were chunky chicken and veg soup I made and froze a week ago. Each serve costs about 20 cents. You can get much cheaper or nutritious than that.
* Darren pruned all our fruit trees. This encourages new growth and more fruit come Spring and Summer.
In the back garden
|Cutting up old socks for garden ties|
Are you waiting patiently for the next season to come ?
What was on your frugal list this week ?