This week was definitely a bit slower than last week, and I enjoyed the time in the kitchen, turning apples into applesauce.
Saving on things we buy
- Nothing really worth reporting, although I did upload all of our receipts to Fetch.
- I haven't been updating my eBay listings, but I've sold a few things that were listed a while back.
- Another suit
- A kids tie (from Nick's 6th grade graduation)
- A pair of jeans M kept at the vacation house
- Dried & crushed mint for the spice cabinet. We grow our own, so it's a free addition. M uses the mint in his yogurt sauce he serves with kebabs.
- A friend & I traded garden goodies. She gave me a bag of apples, & I gave her zucchini. Yum.
- Turned the apples into a huge batch of apple sauce (8 containers). It tastes like apple pie, and it's delicious. I used some of the applesauce to make applesauce muffins.
- Brought apple sauce & three loaves of homemade French bread (Nick made) to a friend's house for dinner, when they had both boys over for dinner.
- Another neighbor gave me additional apples, for snacking
- I mended Nick's favorite shirt, hoping to extend the life a bit.
Eating what we have
- I had takeout leftovers for lunch one day. Takeout is expensive (in this case, we used a gift card), but it's nice when they extend to another meal
- Used up garden strawberries & a couple of mini watermelons in smoothies
- Volunteered for the grad school I attended
- Picked up trash on my walk
- Gave away a few things on Buy Nothing
That's it from my side. Any wins for you to share?
Great job on turning the apples into applesauce and doing so much with it. I had two sales on eBay, so that makes me happy.ReplyDelete
I'm with you - those eBay notifications make me so happy.Delete
Restaurant portions are large, so I often intentionally plan to get lunch a second day from leftovers.ReplyDelete
Same! They work well for next day meals. Plus, it's a quick & easy lunch that feels like a splurge.Delete
Well, I used leftover whipping cream and whole milk (bought for a cake I made and took to an event), plus the vanilla bean from a finished bottle of homemade vanilla extract, and made homemade ice cream. Felt very satisfying to use up three out-of-the-ordinary items for us. Plus it was delicious!ReplyDelete
Otherwise, made a trip to Aldi's when I didn't really feel like it (it's two towns away, but I save soooo much money on everything I buy there (bread, Greek yogurt, oat milk, condiments, oranges & apples, everything Italian and Mexican, crackers . . . ) I feel guilty if I don't.
Tonight we are having a night on the town for under $30. We're starting with two free glasses of wine at a winery we belong to, then sharing a fast casual Mexican entree, then over to a nearby college for a $10 per ticket outdoor jazz concert.
Oooh, homemade ice cream is the best way to use up ingredients. Good work!Delete
Your evening sounds perfect. I love that it's not super expensive, but checks all of the boxes & supports your community.