|I cut a lot of my indoor plants back to the base a few weeks back. |
The jade plant is coming back very nicely.
Meanwhile, we had fried chicken (carryout) the previous week. Husband had picked it up on his way home from work, and I had made sides to go with. When he got it home, it was spicy instead of regular. I called and called, but no one picked up the phone until this Thursday. The young man that I talked to said that they were sorry, to bring the receipt and they will give us the order, done properly. We don't eat out a lot, so it's disappointing to get mistakes, but I am glad that both places are willing to fix it.
I continued with my part-time work efforts. Between filling in at the library and scoring for Pearson, I worked just under 30 hours (I think it was 29.63 hours). On my first paycheck of the season from Pearson I had a productivity award too - every little bit helps!
I shared some marinated three bean salad with a friend - we are sharing side dishes here and there to reduce waste and workload. It's also a reason to get together and visit a bit - always a plus!
I cut up a chicken this week - the breasts were grilled for the chicken Cesar salads, the drumsticks went into the Asian chicken and vegetables with bean thread noodle, and I used the frame to make stock. I froze the wings for later (when I get enough, we can make Buffalo wings) as well as the thighs (they are good lots of ways, so when I have 4-6 I'll grill them or something) and I stripped the meat from the frame and froze it for future barbecue sandwiches. We get quite a few meals from a single chicken! I put two containers of stock in the freezer - I'll use one this coming week for the vegetable soup I plan to make.
I hung our laundry to dry on drying racks....and just today, we got the clothesline cables and got them put up, so I can hang clothes outdoors again as well.
|Yay for clothes lines! |
I'm planting rhubarb at the bases.
I picked a little asparagus. I have radishes, lettuce and spinach sprouting. The kale and chard seedlings I planted are growing too...all under a protective cover. The peas are not protected, and are just peeking out of the ground.
We took Daughter to a free display - the Lego Americana Roadshow in a mall up near Denver. It was a surprise, and she really enjoyed it! We also stopped at the Lego store while we were up there.
The Roadshow was free to the public - the Lego store, not so much, hee hee. We did have a really nice time, and she is using the Legos she bought along with a library book full of ideas for freestyle building. Check out these riding ducks she made for Wyldstyle and Emmett!
There were some good grocery prices this week. Colby-jack cheese was 1.99/lb, and apples and oranges were .48/lb. I splurged on a small seedless watermelon too - at .25/lb, it cost 1.52! Even though they weren't on sale, but I picked up corn tortillas this week. They seem to keep in my fridge forever, so I buy the larger quantity package, since the price is lower. I did not do much shopping this week. Husband did take a prescription to King Sooper for transfer (we will get $25 store credit for that) and we picked up the freebies - a Lindor chocolate bar and Lipton sparkling tea. Walgreens had a deal for a bag of crispy M&Ms - it was $2.99, but there was a $3 register reward with purchase, making it a break-even deal. (I did read online that there were $1/1 coupons somewhere, but I didn't manage to find one.)
|Freebies! There were two Reese's pieces 'carrots', |
but one got eaten before the photo was taken.
We checked out books and media from the library. I did a little reading each night before bed.
S - tamales w/enchilada sauce and cheese, calabacitas (a saute' of Mexican squash, onions and corn), sliced grapes
M - grilled cheese sandwiches, vegetable soup, sliced apples
T - Asian chicken salad (a complete meal!)
W - ham, cheese and asparagus crepes (we were supposed to have this last week, but had the do-over pizza instead), garden salad, mango
R - sesame-parmesan turkey cutlets, steamed rice, broccoli and carrots, pineapple
F - grilled steak, baked potatoes, mixed vegetable stir-fry, mango
S - savory strata with ham, cheese and vegetables (or maybe quiche - we'll see how it goes), garden salad, fruit salad
How was your week? What did you do less to spend less, save more and make do? Share your accomplishments in the comments! :)