Hello Dear Readers! So sorry this post is late--life is happening all around me it seems. Busy, busy, busy! Well, here goes!
I packed my lunch 4 out of 5 days last week.
The shower bucket is still in use saving water.
While the company that I work for didn't meet goals for our gainsharing this year, they gave us a bonus instead! Totally unexpected windfall but oh so needed for taxes! I was so stressed trying to figure out how to pay our state taxes, just about worried myself sick! Prayers are answered.
I made 4 cakes this week! The donations for them came in very handy as well. I am currently meeting my yearly goal of increasing our monthly income by $200 per month. I really didn't want to start making cakes again but.... needs must so I am back into the cake business! I have a cake booked this weekend and another in May. Doing whatever it takes!
Our Meijer had cake mix on sale so I stocked up--bought 25 mixes at 90 cents each!
We had one meatless meal this week. I really want to increase this to two or three times per week. With warmer weather coming, I'm thinking pasta salads loaded with veggies. Mmmm good!
I was able to add 4 jars of applesauce to my stash, along with 4 bags of the Chicken fried steak by Tyson. I just love these! Both were buy one, get one free at our local Meijer.
I am still playing the Light Nazi--gotta get that electric bill under control.
I found fresh mozzarella cheese reduced. That along with the tomatoes on sale made a fantastic Caprese salad for supper one night. This is a splurge but a great treat for us. I won't buy the fresh cheese at regular price but try to find it marked down and get it every so often. We love this salad!
Go here for the recipe!
I was able to pick up 8 half pints of heavy cream on the reduced rack! Cannot wait to make homemade butter with it.
I signed up for 3 free samples and received a shampoo sample.
Well, that about covers our house --What have you been saving money on at your house?