|Melting moments biscuits.|
Sorry this is a day late. I did loads of baking this week and this is a big way that I got ahead and saved money. Its been quiet here and I've spent any free time cooking, reading and crafting. The electrician came out and fixed the power issue. He only charged us $77 which was such a blessing! Here are other things I did:
-I baked some Chinese custard tarts and they turned out lovely. The pastry wasn't quite as flaky or buttery but the filling was pretty spot on. At my local bakery it is $18 for a dozen! I made 18 of them and had all the ingredients on hand. I also had enough pastry to make 6 cheese and onion quiches and 4 apple tarts which was dessert during the week with custard. Baking my own cakes and treats like this saves us so much money.
-We also had an afternoon of baking on Wednesday. We made brownies, melting moment biscuits, a mars bar slice and another lamb and vegetable pie. I was wanting to freeze the pie for later but we are only running one freezer and don't have the room. That was also the last of the meat! I won't be buying anymore unless it is a special occasion.
-Sweet tooth Mr 14 made some more homemade marshmallows.
-We had hubby's Aunt and cousin over for afternoon tea, so hubby made a choc ripple cake. I also gave them some kale, silverbeet and oranges from our garden.
-My dandelion oil was ready, so I made 6 jars of healing balm and 1 which was calendula and dandelion. I found some free printable labels, glued them on and put some clear adhesive over the top.
-I sold some furniture and made $70. This pretty much paid for the electrical work.
-Our neighbour gave us a pet basket with a cushion inside for our cats to sleep in as her cat doesn't like it.
-I got a head start on a couple of homemade gifts for a birthday coming up next month, I can't share too much just yet! Also used gifts from the gift cupboard for a 16th birthday party Mr 14 went to on the weekend.
-Drove Mr 10 to his theatre group and waiting in the green room reading a book. He has this twice a week and staying there save me petrol!
-Only turned the heater on for a couple of hours in the evenings and put washing on airers underneath to help it dry.
-Used the thermos to store hot water for drinks after boiling the kettle.
-The teens and I went to see The Suicide Squad at the movies. We saved money by purchasing snacks from the supermarket rather than at the movie theatre.
-Because we have so much kale growing we made a big batch of salad for Mr 14 to take to school most days last week. Normally he doesn't like to take food and will spend his own money at a nearby lunch bar, so this is progress!
-Had a movie night at home with Mr 10.
-Picked up 3 loaves of bread, Turkish rolls and ciabatta from the op shop.
-Made bean, rice and cheese burritos one night for dinner and made pizzas the next with the leftover flat bread.
-Mr 10 and I helped out at our local animal shelter yesterday.
Hope you have had a great week. x
|Jars of dandelion salve.|
|Mr 10 at the animal shelter.|
|Kale, carrot and broccoli flower salad.|
|Lamb pie, Annabel style!|
|Chinese custard tarts.|