Monday, September 26, 2016

Last Week's Thrifty Moves

Sunday morning I stuffed, and I mean literally stuffed, a huge pork roast into my slow cooker and let it cook all day long.  I had paid 88¢ a pound for several nice sized roasts awhile back and I believe that is our last one.  L  I took half of the roast and shredded it with a fork before adding BBQ sauce to it.  I pulled the whole wheat rolls out of the freezer that I had made the week prior and we used those to make pulled pork sliders for supper.

I took the remaining half of the roast and put it up in the freezer to use for a meal later down the line.  Perhaps some verde burritos.  That might be nice.  I also took the resulting broth, allowed it to chill, scraped off the layer of fat that had formed and put it up in the freezer.  I plan to add it to soup or beans.

I baked two loaves of Friendship Bread.  They turned out nicely and were absolutely delicious.  We enjoyed some sliced with tea and finger sandwiches on Sunday afternoon.  A little tea party with my girls.  They also enjoyed slices for breakfast throughout the week.

As time allowed I worked on a couple embroidery projects.

Thursday we made our way to the library to return the books we had read and check out a new supply.  On the way home we stopped at Albertsons to pick up some items on sale.

Baking supplies are already on sale super cheap.  This year I don't plan to do a lot of baking, but some and the baking box has really dwindled over the year.  Two 4# bags of sugar (bringing my total for the month, and year for that matter, to 3 bags) $1.69 each, two 2# bags of powdered sugar for 99¢ each, two bags of baking chips $1.99 each, and 4 pounds of margarine for 75¢ each.  I do use margarine often, instead of butter (on sale for $2.49 each), when I bake, especially at the holidays, because it is thriftier.  Unless I'm making shortbread.  You have to use butter in shortbread.

Friday evening I introduced the girls to That 70s Show.  I love that show.  I warned them ahead of time it was the era I grew up in.  They laughed, a lot.  Especially at the clothes.

I washed out a couple gallon size Ziploc bags to reuse.

I worked a little bit of overtime.

How was your thrifty week?


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