Monday - I made some decorated envelopes using rubber stamps and some super cheap business envelopes. They look much more fun for writing letters. I also crocheted a couple more wash cloths.
I ordered two magazines for free through My Coke Rewards. We do not drink much soda, but my neighbor brings over bottle caps. In return I share magazines with her.
Tuesday - This was my busy day in the kitchen. I made bread crumbs with the remainder of the white bread I had made over the weekend. I used part of the bread crumbs to top my jalapeno poppers. I ground wheat berries into flour and made two more loaves of sandwich bread. I shredded a large zucchini. Two cups of the shredded zucchini went into the freezer. The other two cups went into zucchini cranberry muffins using cranberries from the freezer. I saved money by reducing the sugar amount by half. A Japanese friend recently mentioned how very sweet American desserts are and how she always reduces the sugar. I have found this to be very successful. I am not a fan of super sweet desserts.
Lunch was big salads using odds and ends from the fridge. I made a tomato tart for supper using a quart of yellow pear tomatoes.
Wednesday - W had to go to work for a few hours. The only thing I needed from the grocery store was milk (on sale) so I asked him to stop by. That helped avoid any extra purchases.
At the suggestion of Brandy from The Prudent Homemaker, I made fig preserves. We always have an abundance of figs. When I mentioned my plans to W, he commented how he liked fig preserves. I had no idea. I used the Pomona Pectin which uses less sugar than conventional pectin.
I made several birthday cards with materials on hand. I love sending cards and prefer to make them rather than buy them. Pinterest is wonderful for ideas. I discovered several cards using embossing folders that I already owned.
Thursday - I picked a basket of tomatoes from the garden. Some of the tomato plants are starting to look a bit sad. I took some cuttings from the better plants to root for new plants. These will produce much faster than starting plants from seed.
Friday - I had to be away from home a bit so I planned an easy, eat whenever lunch. I made chicken salad using a large chicken breast from the freezer. This gave us enough for lunch and for leftovers.
The rest of this week has been the usual: line drying clothes, staying home, cooking meals, etc. Overall it was a very quiet week.