My frugal list is quite small this week. Still, a saving is a saving and it's far better than wasting money. Here's how I saved money -
* Picked the last of the lemons off our tree for the year. I'll be juicing most of them and slicing the rest to use for baked fish and lemon chicken.
* Picked lettuce, radishes and rosemary from our garden. The rosemary will be put into paper bags and hung up to dry.
* Dried the washing on the line and clothes horses. This might not be a big deal to most but with the wet weather we've had since may, it's been a real challenge to dry clothes outside. I'm very cautious about wet washing hanging around in the house for too long. Firstly, it starts to smell and secondly, I don't want to promote any mould in our home.
* Darren gave the chickens grass clippings to munch on after mowing our lawns.
* Darren used an app to get a better price on petrol for our cars.
* Used the thermos to store the remaining boiling water from the kettle each morning. The water is used for morning and afternoon tea cuppas.
* Last week I mentioned we had been gifted a bolar blade roast. I cooked it up this week in the slow cooker and we had a roast dinner that night. I cooked extra roast veggies in the air fryer and froze another 2 single serve roast dinners. The remaining meat was turned into a Massaman beef. From that we got 7 serves. So a total of 11 serves of meat from a 1.1 kilo roast.
* Cut up an old sock and used it as garden ties.
* Darren started picking cherries from our tree. He's hoping to get enough to make his favourite jam.
|From our garden|
|Massaman beef in the slow cooker|
|The first harvest of cherries for the season.|