The start of week 3! I’m looking forward to really being creative in the grocery challenge.
The freezer actually has room in it and my stockpiles have dwindled significantly in the past few weeks. Having 2 teenage boys around all day will do that!
We had a simple dinner of sloppy joes and pasta salad. That took care of the last of the hamburger buns AND the hot dog buns. I still have some plain white bread (PWB) for tomato sandwiches. The pasta salad was made with Wacky Mac that I got free with coupons, part of a jar of roasted red peppers (I usually use diced green bell peppers, but didn’t have any), the last of a can of olives from the pizza on Saturday, some julienned zuchinni, and a bottle of Kraft Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing (also free after coupon). Toss a little parmesean cheese and top and it’s wonderful. Fast too!
I’ve been busy printing out the IPs this week, and will go hunting for coupons tomorrow (recycling day). Oh, don’t gross out! I’m not digging through folks’ trash, just the bins with the newspapers. I’m hoping August will be a good stockpile month.
My sister inspired me with something she did this week. She spoke to the folks that run a wonderful produce business near her and asked them to call her when then had a bunch of blemished produce that they were willing to sell VERY cheap. She got a whole case of black velvet apricots at a very good price and made 30 pints of jam. Yum! And what a wonderful idea!
I’m also tickled to report that a client of mine, the owner of HomeBrew USA, read my post about the rennet and messaged me that they have some in their store. Perfect! I’ll get another shot at making cheese.
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