Friday, July 19, 2019

This Week's Frugal Tasks Saturday 20th July 2019

This week has seen lots of rain fall in Melbourne.  I'm so glad I dashed outside to plant some veggie seedlings earlier in the week. I haven't had to water them yet.  We've continued to be very mindful of what we use,  buy and cook to help us save money.

I did my first $100 a month grocery shopping on Tuesday.  Many items were crossed off the list before I made the trip to the shops.  Unfortunately butter and cheese took up a huge chunk of the budget.  I'll have to be careful about how we use it.  I have about $26 left for the next 3 1/2 weeks which includes $5 from selling a bottle of Miracle Spray.  Hopefully I can find a few fruit and veg bargains.  I did see that a silverbeet plant in the garden is still producing smallish leaves.  I'll be adding them to a few meals.

Here's what else we got up to -

*  Baked and sold lots of raspberry and white chocolate muffins plus chocolate muffins with extra goodness to a cleaning client.

*  Sold a bottle of Miracle Spray to a friend.

*  Darren emptied a compost bin onto one of our veggie garden beds.  This has topped up the level of the dirt.  We haven't bought  mushroom compost for the veggie garden in over 5 years.

*  Saved more bread crusts and dried them ready to make seasoned bread crumbs when my container gets low.

*  Bulk made salmon patties and froze enough for another 5 meals ( made from 2 tins of salmon ).  I bulked out the meat with mashed potato,  seasoned bread crumbs and finely grated carrots.

*  Wrote another cheap menu plan to help feed us for $100 a month.

*  Planted lettuce, broccoli,  cauliflower and silverbeet seedlings.

*  Baked four loaves of wholemeal bread with extra goodness.

*  Cut up a few old socks to use as garden ties.

*  Made mini garlic breads and froze them from a leftover bread stick.

*  Fed the compost bin every few days with kitchen scraps.

*  Jessica did another wardrobe cleanout and gave me a few tops she no longer needed.

*  Saved the washing machine rinse water and shower warm up water to reuse in the washing machine.

*  Made choc / orange biscuits from dough in the freezer.

choc orange biscuits

salmon patties ready to cook

Salmon patties for the freezer

mini garlic breads

Do you have anything growing in your veggie garden at the moment ?

How did you save money this week ?

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