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?