Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Still trying to use up the soft tortilla shells that I bought for a penny a piece about 6 months ago. They have been taking up alot of space in the freezer, but I think we are down to about 20 packages. Seriously, I don't have time to count them, but I think that's what's left. We have used them in:
soft taco shells/burritos
egg and sausage wraps
Rachael Ray's banana and peanut butter sushi bites (peanut butter spread on the torilla and wrapped around a banana and then sliced, BIG hit with the little one)
chips (seasoned with garlic and sea salt, cut into triangles, and toasted)
If we still have any left once the garden starts producing and I need the space in the freezer, I might start using them as edible frisbees for the dog. Thinking outside the box, that would be a cheap dog treat.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 09, 2011
1. Meat is only marked down on Tuesday morning.
2. Meat hasn't been $1 a pound in a long time.
3. I actually had money.
Sooooo. . . . .
I picked up 45 pounds.
And walked around the store in shock.
While people stared at me and even said to me, "Wow, that's. . . a lot of meat."
I forgot the Manwich mix.
( I know, not frugal, but we haven't found a homemade version we like. Yet.)
So, when I backtracked to the 2nd aisle, I went past the meat section again.
The butcher was putting out more markdown hamburger.
This time it was 93/7 percent.
So I traded in the higher fat version I had in my cart for the lower fat hamburger.
And walked around the store some more.
Thank you Lord.
Sunday, May 08, 2011
A Welsummer's backside.
Jake the Jealous Dog. Very, Very Jealous.
A White Leghorn. We've never had homegrown white eggs before.
So, all in all, there are 5 Barred Rocks, 3 Welsummers, 2 White Leghorns, 6 Rhode Island Reds and 15 Golden Comets. I am still looking for a couple of Americaunas (Easter Eggers.)
I chose these breeds for their variety in egg colors and for the excellent egg laying track records (possibly 5 eggs a week per chicken!) I guess I better start asking the neighbors for egg cartons!