It's been a beautiful week here at Harvest Lane Cottage. The sun's shining brightly, and it's warming up. That's a happy happy for my son Michael, 15, because he's been working with a local rancher working cattle this week. He was also out there last wee, when the temperatures were in the teens, breaking ice in the troughs and the pond for the cattle. It's a great opportunity for him to learn about the cattle industry and do some career exploration. He sees it as a way to make money doing something he enjoys. Isn't that what we all wish for?
Well, I'm still getting over my cold, so I haven't done much this week to be thrifty. Of course, I've stayed home, and that's very thrifty!
~ I've been creative in making soups with things I had on hand. I made a delicious chicken broccoli cheese soup and a very good mushroom soup, too.
~ We have lots of bread on hand, so grilled cheese sandwiches showed up on the menu a couple of times.
~ I used beans that I made and froze a couple of weeks ago to make burritos.
~ We split the package of pork chops we had into two meals instead of one. Pork chops for the first meal and stir-fried pork with pineapple the second meal.
~ Today we're having a fend for yourself lunch with leftovers and what you may find. My daughter took a frozen pita and topped it with pizza toppings minus the sauce.
Well, that's about it for this week. We're redoing a room in the basement for my son this week. First a good cleaning then a gallon or two of paint. He's thrilled to have more space.
So then, what are your frugal accomplishments this week?
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage
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