This weather is making for some great cooking & baking days 🙂 I’ve made homemade biscuits, homemade Chicken Pot Pie, zucchini bread, lots of baby food, and I’m getting ready to try out some made-from-scratch Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread. I will also be testing out a mock Girl Scout cookie recipe – stay tuned for the results!
I’m also still working on my kitchen deep clean. I would love to devote a whole day to just cleaning the kitchen, but let’s be honest, 1) That sounds like an awful day and 2) My 4 month old baby would simply not allow it! So I’m doing small tasks here and there. The big events will be: cleaning the oven, cleaning & sanitizing the fridge, and hand-scrubbing the floors.
Confession Time! I had a take-out meal Friday night. It was free 🙂 I had a very basic Fish & Fries meals from our local Captain D’s because I had received a coupon for joining their D’s Club. They email you a coupon for your birthday and one for signing up too! It was the first fast food I’ve had all year; I savoured each and every bite – then had to down a bucket of water due to the salt content – It was worth it!!
Here’s the spending breakdown for this week:
Baby Supplies: $135.89 (All for formula – My son’s on a special hypo-allergenic formula due to possible food allergies – It costs about $170 per month. It’s all worth it though – he’s now a happy eater and his tummy troubles have disappeared.)
Groceries & Household Items: $57.32 (Dierbergs had a most awesome sale on ground turkey this week – just $1.97 per pound. That’s cheaper than what I can buy ground beef for at Sam’s, so I bought 10 packages. This gives me a protein source for 10 meals for $19.70 – good deal indeed!)
Pet Care: $9.99
Grand Total: $203.20
I wouldn’t say this was a great savings week, but I did stock up on my baby’s super-expensive formula from Target before the snow storm and haven’t had to trek out for more yet. I was very happy to stock up on ground turkey even if it did push my grocery total up. The best part was that it was pre-packaged in 1# containers – makes my life A LOT easier.
We’ve also done a second scan of our sellable items for eBay while listing items auction-style is still FREE – I’m happy to say we will have a nice chunk of added income for next week!