I apologize for the lack of posts last week. We had a death in the community. Living in a small town means everyone rallies around the grieving family. I was doing other things so the blog took a backseat. This is a shorter than usual post as I did not really keep track of savings.
I baked cinnamon rolls to take to the family using ingredients that I already had on hand. For the meal that was served to the family at church, I baked six dozen dinner rolls also using basic ingredients on hand. The morning of the funeral was hectic as I was making the rolls, but I took time to make some egg salad as an easy lunch for when I got home.
I did find time to clean off the front porch. I removed some flowers that were past their prime. I added in two hanging baskets with new flowers. The flowers had been purchased the previous week on clearance for $1 each. I reused hanging planters and planted them in compost. The grass that was pulled from around the porch was fed to the chickens.
I had not planned on making a trip to town before my week started. We did go to the funeral home so I went by CVS to take advantage of a sale and coupons for dish detergent. I bought 7 bottles for just under $4.
I made use of leftover peas and macaroni & cheese as sides for a second meal. We also had single servings of leftovers. I ate one and W ate the other. I made use of items in the freezer rather than buying groceries this week. I wrote out a menu for this month based heavily on items we have on hand.
Those are the highlights of my week. After two crazy weeks I am hoping this week will be nice and quiet.