We were snowed in for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We managed to stay warm and toasty indoors after shoveling a gob of snow.
While the youngest and I were able to clear the driveway and sidewalk the road in front of our home was impassable. I know because I watched a couple of my neighbors try it. Boy did they get upset too! We just wished them a Merry Christmas and headed back inside.
I didn't do a whole lot really as we were keeping it pretty low key all week leading up to the big day. I cooked meals from our meal plan with things I already had on hand.
In anticipation of the pending snowstorm I stopped at Fred Meyer on Wednesday evening on the way home from work and picked up some fresh produce and a couple other items for Christmas dinner. The place was packed but I managed it just fine.
|Hot cocoa with a dollop of whipped cream - Mmmmm|
I picked up a 50# bag of ice melt at work. With my employee discount it was dirt cheat at $6.75. That should hold us through the winter I hope.
I was able to leave work a couple hours early on Friday to get a jumpstart on the long weekend.
I made our traditional Christmas Eve supper of clam chowder, cheddar garlic drop biscuits and a green salad. It was perfect on a cold wintery evening after shoveling snow all day.
We shared stale bread and kitchen scraps with the chickens.
I washed out a couple Ziploc bags to reuse.
We watched Christmas movies on Amazon and listened to a lot of Christmas music on Youtube.
|This is a lot of snow for us|
That is really pretty much the sum of it.
How was your thrifty week?