This week I planted some herbs in pots inside. I started with dill and basil. We have a sunroom so hopefully I will have some very inexpensive herbs in the coming weeks. I was inspired to try this because we have been planting seeds with the junior kindergarteners at school.
Our local grocery store has e-coupons, and every Friday they issue an e-coupon for a free item as well as some other loss leader deals requiring the e-coupon. I have been too lazy to log in to their website since the school year started. I tell myself I’m too busy or there’s not time for everything. In truth it look about 4 minutes! I think I will commit to checking their deals on Fridays… this week was a free box of Annie’s Mac and Cheese which is appreciated.
This week I watched ‘The Ultimate Guide to Penny Pinching” while I was on the treadmill. This documentary was filmed in England, so it amused me to see the grocery scene in the UK. If you are a fan of saving money at the supermarket, you might enjoy it. My favorite couple interviewed were putting on a wedding with a very tight budget.
This week I worked in the sunroom, since I was already there staring into my pots waiting for my herbs to sprout. I gave the houseplants a deep soaking outside, moved the couch to vacuum under it, got cobwebs out of the corners, and went through the always accumulating mail.
Every moment I get I am sneaking a few chapters of the excellent middle grade book “The War that Saved my Life” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. The topic is the children evacuated from London to the countryside at the beginning of WWII. This Newbery Honor book is for anyone 4th gr and up.
“Using up” is the theme for this weekend. Finishing off ham in the freezer with ham and eggs after church. The evening I am grilling some odds and ends from the freezer and making potato salad from scratch because I have celery, onion and mini red potatoes. Our local food co-op had organic pastured beef on sale so I made up some taco meat for the freezer. Tonight I will sit down and think up a meal plan for the week.
How was your week? Any savings surprises or spring cleaning?