|Stewed apples and a lovely apple cake|
-I received a $25 Woolworth's voucher in the mail for a phone survey I did a few weeks ago. I will put this towards this fortnight's grocery budget ( I allow $100) and will use $25 in cash to put towards our debt.
-Sorted out our seed box, which was over flowing and have now stored them all in a large ice cream container. I made a list of what seeds we have and Mr 9 decorated his own "seed packets". We added some seeds from our garden and will give these to a friend. We also collected some more rocket and silver beet seeds for our collection and planted some thyme, lettuce and more silver beet.
-Called in to Bunnings to buy some more lettuce, spinach and kale seeds. This cost just over $6. While we were there Mr 9 enjoyed a free pony cycle ride. We had seen these in a shopping centre over Christmas and they were charging $10 for a 15 minute ride!
-I've been saving water and using it on our blueberry bush, strawberry plant and vegetable pots.
-I received some free fruitless hot cross buns for free. Hubby is the only one who likes them and because we had 3 packets, I put a couple in the freezer and used the other to make a bread and butter pudding. It was delicious!
-Chopped, snap froze and bagged an excess of broccoli for later and made a large broccoli and cheese bake that we had as a main with other vegetables one night for dinner and the rest as a side dish on another night.
-Made a double batch of bolognaise mince using half beef and half TVP with lots of grated veggies. One night we had spaghetti bolognaise and the next night I added cumin, chilli and half a tin of mashed baked beans to make a Mexican mince and we ate this with rice. Hubby also had lettuce and cucumber with his. There was some left over and I mixed it with the rice for lunches the next day.
-I made another felt fox and raccoon to give to a friend.
- Bought some broccoli for 50 c a kilo. I cut, blanched and froze it to use later and also made a large cauliflower and broccoli bake that we had as a main with other vegetables on night for dinner and the rest as a side dish on another night.
-Set up our grey water hose to our washing machine so our undercover garden beds will get watered. this had been packed up so Mr 9 could ride his scooter on the pavers out the back.
-Purchased 5kg of cat biscuits using a $10 Kmart I earned from doing online surveys. The bag cost $12, so my out of pocket expense was only $2.
-Hubby and Mr 14 baked honey joy slice and vanilla biscuits, we ran out of icing sugar for decorating so he sprinkled coloured sugar on top instead.
-I found a zucchini and chocolate cake in the freezer and used this for morning/afternoon teas.
-A friend won tickets to a performance, but couldn't make it so she gave the tickets to us. It was a lovely free date night for hubby and myself. I cooked chicken stir fry and rice and packed it in containers for us to eat while we were out.
-We drove to a local orchard and bought apples for $1 a kilo, plums and nectarines for $1.50. We had some soft apple in the fridge no body would eat so I stewed them up with cinnamon and popped them in freezer bags to make crumble later on. I also made a vanilla cake and layered apples on the top then sprinkled it with cinnamon sugar. Really yummy.
-Baked healthy banana and oat biscuits.
-Received some of our favourite T2 tea from a friend.
-Went for a family day out to the Swan Valley. We packed leftover homemade pizza, biscuits, fruit, drinks and ate lunch at a park. We also visited a couple of chocolate factories for free samples and dropped into a honey store where a friend of ours works. It was a fun day out and only cost us the petrol we used.
|Our seeds all sorted into a large ice cream container.|
|Mr 9 having fun on a free pony cycle ride.|
|Mr 9's strawberry plant is doing well, now the weather has cooled down.|
|Bread and butter pudding made with hot cross buns|
|Cauliflower and broccoli bake, cumin and maple carrots and rocket from our garden for dinner.|
|Our fruit haul from the orchard.|
|Banana and oat biscuits.|
|Miss 17, Mr 14 and Mr 9 on our trip out to Swan Valley|