We hosted Easter dinner again this year. I pulled the extra ham I bought at Christmas time out of the freezer and fixed several delicious sides to go with it, including homemade rolls. My oldest and I made a coconut cake and decorated it with the leftover green coconut from the Easter cupcakes we had made a couple weeks ago and some chocolate eggs. It was delicious.
I finished another doily with some embroidery floss and old buttons from my button jar. The scrap of fabric I used was just the perfect size and the lace I had in my stash as well. I almost think this one is my favorite so far.
I used my great-grandmother's embroidery transfers and some white muslin and lace I had in my stash to make a pretty dresser scarf. I love the sweet little flowers made with lazy daisy stitches and French knots.
I needed a baby gift for a co-worker so I grabbed one of the baby afghans I love to make from my stash in the closet. I also had a gift bag, tissue and even a card in my gift wrap stash making this a super easy task to accomplish this time around. She loves the afghan, by the way. J
My seven year old lunch box fell apart. Not a huge surprise as I use it nearly every day. I was able to get a replacement, same brand, style and color, for $9. That made me really happy because all of my lunch dishes and the ice packs I use fit inside perfectly. I wonder if I'll get seven years out of this one.
I cut up the rest of our Easter ham. We ended up with two packages of sliced ham for sandwiches, a quart sized bag of chunks of meat for ham salad or to add to recipes and a nice ham bone for soup. Not to mention we had two dinners and several lunches throughout the week.
|Go Chickadees 5871! What a blast!|
My oldest daughters robotics team went to competition last week - Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Fortunately Boise hosted this year so no out of town travel for us. I earmarked $75 for food and incidentals for us while at the event since I needed to feed two us twice a day the first two days and all three of us on the last day. To save money we ate offsite and I didn't purchase anything at the arena. $5 for a bottle of water - pleeeeease! We made lunch our main meal of the day. I purchased snack cracker packs at the dollar store and bought a case of bottled water at Albertson's with a coupon for $1.79. Thrifty choices off restaurant menus help a lot too. We ate at Subway twice to keep it as healthy as possible too. I was thrilled to come in just under budget.
|My embroidery buddy.|
Our chickens ate very well as we had a lot of kitchen scraps to give them, more than usual. They rewarded us with almost two dozen gorgeous eggs. I just love those girls.
How thrifty was your week?