|My wonderful Momma! Happy Mother's Day!|
We did have a great week with our DD#2 graduating from college with her BSN in Nursing. A very expensive dinner to celebrate followed, although we did combine it with Mother's Day! So we saved a little by combining the celebrations.
I used my handy dandy metal stamps to make a necklace for Kait for Graduation. Stamping was harder than I first thought, but it turned out ok I guess. She liked it!
And even though I spent $20 or more, I have enough supplies to make several more necklaces for gifts!
I packed my lunch 4 out of 5 days.
Our local County Market grocery had a buy 8 save $8 sale. Included in that was Miracle Whip which I use a ton of during the summer months-Potato salad, 7 layer salad, tuna salad, and more! The price was $3.49 and with the sale it came down to $2.49 which is a better price but I noticed $1 off coupons on some of the jars!
I was able to use a baggie of the chicken I cooked and then froze 2 weeks ago. I thawed it and then placed it in a 2 qt. casserole. I made chicken gravy with a packet mix and added a can of cream of chicken soup. I used a pkg. of Stove Top stuffing mix mixed with 1/3 cup water and 4 T butter. It is very dry, but then add it to the top of the chicken and gravy. I sprinkled a 1/4 cup of cheese over it and baked for 40 minutes. This is a keeper recipe! Comfort food at it's best- that whips up in a flash! You could make it healthier by making your own gravy and stuffing-just remember to make the stuffing very dry as it will absorb liquid from the gravy. The best part is the crunchy stuffing with cheese on it! Yummy. It was a a complete pantry meal for us using my precooked frozen chicken( that was $.49 per lb.). This is an awesome recipe to use up left over turkey and chicken-remember for Thanksgiving! We had this for an early lunch before graduation Saturday-I put it together and popped it in the oven to bake while we were getting dressed.
I put my tomato plants out to harden up last week. I will be planting them soon!
Walmart had a clearance sale on girls clothing and I was able to find several items for my granddaughter. Her birthday is fast approaching and a few pieces are for Christmas.
Speaking of Christmas, my Christmas Club account is up to $105!! This makes me so happy! I also bought the start of my antipasta tray ingredients--garlic stuffed olives!
Gosh we love them. My goal is to purchase one item every week for my Christmas stash. You can see what I have so far for my Christmas Stash on the side margin.
That is about it for me ! So what did you save money on last week? Please share so we can all learn from each other!