Thursday, June 4, 2009

Busy Week

What a week it has been. Friday I had to make the trip to the "Big City" for tobacco. We roll our own and have for several years. It's alot less expensive without a doubt. Works out to about a dollar a pack. Yes, I know I should quit. Anyway, on the way home there are all sorts of places I haven't been to since 2 weeks ago. Two thrift stores and two goodwills. Of course I had to check them out! Didn't find much of anything. I spent a dollar on a set of measuring cups and a cool pepper grinder. I have been looking for a dehydrator for about 2 months now and still no luck. I used to see them all the time. (sighs)

I made the stop at the local grocery store on the way home. They had baby back ribs and shoulder roast on sale for 1.99 lb and whole chicken at .79 per pound. I tend to go for whats on sale for the week when I can. This week they have pork loin on sale for 1.00 lb. I picked one up today and will be picking up at least two more this week.

Their bakery saves food buckets for me so I picked up another one today. That worked out well since as I was passing by the clearance rack they had deposited a 25 lb bag of flour with some tape on the corner for 4.84!! And the buttermilk powder was marked at 1.50 (3.00 regularly) there were 5 of them.I can use it in my for breadmaking. And there were 4 cans of coconut flakes in the discount basket for .34 cents apiece. Not a bad deal at all!

I also canned 7 quarts of squash and 5 quarts of beans! And on top of all that I did laundry all day! I put up the winter clothes ( well most of them) That one is a work in progress.

Today I finally got the flour, sugar, cornmeal and rice into buckets and put away. I'm glad that's done. I also did a food pantry inventory and am seeing places that need to be worked on.
I will be canning again tomorrow -more beans and squash. Speaking of squash, we tried a quart of the squash from the first run of canning. I have to say it was not squishy!! I'm soooo glad.
Business has picked up at work (whew) since school is out this week. This is a good thing as I really want to step up the prepping into a higher gear.

We have decided to further cut back on our bills. My DTV coupons ought to be here in a couple of weeks. At that point we will be ditching cable TV. It's not like we really watch it much anyway as we are just too busy to sit and waste an entire evening. Especially when there is watering to be done and weeds to be pulled! We are also going to change our internet package. Those two things alone will save us over 90.00 bucks a month. And the Netflix is going to be history soon too. I will be canceling that at the end of the month. So there is another 110.00 a month we can use.

I made bread today and the house smells awesome! I think I will make a big pot of spagetti sauce tomorrow. I want to try my hand at canning the leftovers. I will let you know how that works out!
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  1. Girl, you had one busy day! Sounds like it was super productive though!

  2. I was such a lazy butt today compared with you. Ha, I will really have to put it in gear tomorrow to make up for my lack of motivation today. Good for you.

  3. OMG The spagetti came out lip smacking good. we invited the neighbors over so I don't have to worry about canning! LOL everyone loved it. And no one knew that there was a squash, a zuccini, and two carrots in there as well!
    Thanks for stopping in guys!

  4. now you got me craving spagetti...teeheehee! i love the idea of hiding squash, zuccini and carrots in there too!