Sunday, July 5, 2015

Pantry Challenge #27 ... 2015

Another busy week has come and gone ... this time of the year is there any other kind of week!  In addition to our normal routine, we've had 4 year old twins staying with us this week.

My to-do list from last time:   

Can potatoes.   Done!  I added 7 quarts to my pantry!  Can you believe I finally got them done!!!!

In addition:
Our tomatoes are not doing well this year.  Lots of blossom end rot, even though we’ve been diligent to add calcium and lime on a regular basis, and sunburn from the extreme heat we’ve been having.  Despite this, I canned 7 quarts of tomatoes this week and added them to my pantry.

For snacks for the twins one day I made cookies instead of spending money on store bought ones. 

We got a phone call from a friend wanting to know if my husband would be interested cleaning some fish that had been caught that morning for half.  My husband said ‘yes!’ We added enough fish to the freezer part of our pantry for 3 meals plus had fish for dinner one night.


Like I've mentioned earlier, we’ve had the twins most of the week and we used what we had on hand to keep them occupied …

butcher paper, glue sticks, stickers, crayons, foam shapes ... they had fun with these items ...

(I taped the butcher paper to the table with painter's tape.)

 In addition we went outside and drew on the concrete drive with sidewalk chalk, we set them up at the kitchen table to play with modeling clay and play dough, we blew bubbles outside, rang the dinner bell numerous times and played matching games with Bible character cards to name a few.  

The little girl and I painted our finger nails and her toenails and cut some Rose of Sharon bush blooms to make a pretty flower arrangement for the house.  All these activities, except for the play dough were things we had on hand. 

I added 4 packages of ground beef to the freezer part of my pantry.

I also added a box of dried milk to my pantry.

I planted some more horseradish this week.  I’m starting to think about a fall garden which will need to be planted the end of this month or the first of August.  You can read more of my 2015 gardening journal HERE

I stitched a little more on my scrap quilt this week.  You can read about my weekly ‘sewing day’ HERE.

I earned enough Swagbucks to get $28 in Amazon gift cards.

I’ve almost earned enough points through Bing to get another $5 Amazon gift card.

We added $3.65 to our change jar.

Here’s my pantry to-d0 list for next week:

vacuum seal dried milk into pint jars

Now it’s your turn, what have you done to build up your pantry or live frugally?

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