By the time I sat down to start this post it was already Thursday! Yes, another jam packed week for us three girls. But a pretty good one nonetheless.
Knowing it was going to be hectic around here I started off Sunday by making up three different pots of soup. I filled up a dozen pint jars with the soups and put them into our refrigerator. All of the leftovers ended up in freezer containers and went straight into the freezer for later on. Those jars of soup saved our bacon this past week, let me tell you. They made for quick lunches and in between meals for my starving teenagers and even breakfast one morning for one of them. And they loved having these at the ready knowing they could have one anytime they wanted. I call that a win!
|I boiled up some eggs for quick grab and go breakfasts|
Monday I ended up working a long ten hour day and it was nice to know I had pot roast dinner leftovers from Saturday to reheat for our supper. We got dinner on the table nice and quick.
Tuesday I cooked up taco meat, cut up the last of our lettuce and managed to pull enough stuff from our refrigerator to make taco salads for supper. Boy they were really good too. Then it was off to watch my oldest get inducted into the National Honor Society at her high school. Proud mommy moment.
Wednesday morning I wished my darling daughter farewell as she headed off to Utah for their regional robotics competition. They did really well and had a lot of fun. Best of all she was able to see her boyfriend who lives down there. They hadn't seen each other for quite awhile.
After work on Wednesday I had an hour and a half to kill before I had to pick up the youngest from cheering at a basketball game so I decided to do some grocery shopping. I managed to get to two stores, finding pretty much everything I needed on sale or for a really good price and arrived at her school just in time to pick her up. Then home to unload and put everything away. Since it was just the two of us we had just enough leftover pot roast, rice, gravy and veggies to heat up for a quick dinner. Three dinners, one lunch and a pot of soup. I'd say we got a lot of mileage out of that pot roast.
Thursday I stopped in at the dollar store to pick up a few items on my list before I picked up the youngest from cheerleading practice.
|We made yummy berry bowls for desserts last week|
Friday I picked up my best friend and we headed off to the on of the local sports bar for dinner and to get caught up. Both of us have been going nonstop since Christmas and other than phone calls and texts hadn't had time to get together. It felt so good to sit and cool my heels and spend some time with her.
Saturday we had NOTHING on the schedule. Yes! Finally a weekend off. It was so nice to just stay home and be... you know what I mean? I did a few chores, cooked, made a cheesecake, spent time with my youngest, we watched a couple movies and played with the our hens, yes we did. It was a quiet day and we really enjoyed our downtime.
|Check out this delicious slice of cheesecake|
Thank you for all the kind responses you posted about our girls. Our two remaining chickens have bounced back fairly well, all things considered. The setup we have for them in the garage is working out pretty well. They stick close to us when we let them out for fresh air and exercise and anytime they get startled they run to the front porch and hover at the door to come in. They do spend a lot of time with us and we spoil them with lots of treats. They've had lots of fresh fruit and veggies to go with their regular feed. Because they feel safe, protected and well cared for they are laying eggs, surprisingly. Usually a traumatic event and being uprooted from their home and normal routine would cause them to stop laying. The fact that they are laying lets me know they are doing okay.
|I found this big container of large stuffable mushroom on markdown|
As for the raccoon, he has been back. The other night we were watching TV and heard him come over the fence and jump onto our deck. By the sound of the thump he's a pretty big fellow. My daughter jumped up and flipped on the porch light and he scampered off. We're going to have to get a trap and relocate him, I suspect. The other idea is to run a line of electric wiring across the top of the fence, but we don't want to zap our cats, so I've put that one on hold.
So that was our week. How was your thrifty week?