Monday, August 14, 2017

The Ways of My Household 8/14/2017

We've had a rainy, humid and hot week weather wise which meant not much outside work was done.  We had plenty of things that kept us busy though!  Here's what our week looked like pantry and savings wise ...

I made this low-carb granola.  The only thing I did different was I left out the stevia extract and used ¼ cup Gentle Sweet instead of Swerve.  It was plenty sweet.  I really like this so it’s going in my collection of low-carb recipes.  (I used a coffee/herb grinder to grind up the nuts.) 

I earned a $10 Amazon gift card through Swagbucks.  

We found Skippy Natural Peanut Butter on clearance, 2 (40 oz jars) pack for $5.91. We were glad to find this as peanut butter was something we were getting low on.

We also found 5 lbs of Red Mill gluten free flour on clearance for $.91.  We added a couple of bags of that to our pantry as well.

We found cherries on sale for $3.49 for a 3 lb container.  This made them a little over $1/lb which is a very good price!  I had intentions of  de-seeding and freezing them to go in the freezer for smoothies … but that didn’t happen!   They sure are tasty!

I finished reading Harvest of Blessings by Charlotte Hubbard and started reading The Christmas Cradle also by Charlotte Hubbard.   Both books came from the library!

The horn went out on our vehicle.  My husband purchased the needed part and repaired it himself.  This saved us quite a bit!

I read on Harvest Lane Cottage about how Laura treated a cut on her finger that had gotten infected, using colloidal silver and bentonite clay.  This goes along with the research I've done on both of these, so I've added it to my herbal/home remedies.

We continued to do our normal savings things, feed the compost bin and cook from scratch.

That’s it for me this week, what did you do to build up your pantry or live frugally?

She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27
My other blog:  She Hath Done What She Could

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  1. Your handy husband can make a machine to make colloidal silver. We have one and once you have it you only need distilled water to make it. A little online research will easily find the directions to make the machine. It is safe to take internally too, but as a kinesiologist I can tell you that it only works for about 50% of the population. When our kids were growing up they always said that it did not work and they were right about themselves. It works great for my husband and I though.

    1. Thank you Lana! This is something I will be researching and it's good to know that colloidal silver doesn't work for everyone.

  2. Charlotte Hubbard is one of my favorite authors! Glad you found them at the library!

  3. Wow, Patsi! $.91 cents for Bob's Red Mill GF Flour is an amazing price!!! What a find!

  4. You are so sweet to mention my blog! Kindness itself!
    I'm going to look at your low carb granola recipe.
    I need carbs right now, because the chemo's making me lose too much weight, but eventually, I'll be cutting down to lose the extra weight as part of my rebuilding health campaign!

    Be blessed,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  5. I am just catching up with blog reading after being gone on a Mexico missions trip for 10 days. Now, I am playing catch-up at home, and getting serious about my food preservation goals. Things are really getting ripe around here and it's time to get some of it put away for winter.

    Yesterday, my sister gave me 2 huge boxes of pears, so I will be doing pears once they ripen. She owns a peach orchard and one of their u-pick customers brought 3 bushels of pears down, but my sister can only use one. She was happy to share and I was overjoyed, since I was just going to start making calls to find a place to buy some. She also had 2 cabbages to share from her garden, and some nectarines that were so tiny they were not selling them--just eating and sharing.

    My tomatoes are just starting to ripen, so I have a few to do something with now, with more coming later.

    I'm so amazed that you got that 1-1 flour for such a wonderful price!!! That is my favorite kind to use when baking when I want to use a conventional recipe and convert it to gluten-free, and I often pay way over $10 for 5 lbs. I can't have wheat, and the price is what it is, but I'm happy for you to have found such a great deal. We live near enough to Bob's Red Mill to go there once in a while--it is a distance, but do-able occasionally. It's fun to look over all the products, and they have a restaurant where they serve their foods, cooked up. Bob, himself, often eats there, and is very friendly to all the customers. We've toured the factory a few times over the years, too. You do, however, pay full price for every item there, but they do have a bulk section that is less expensive and do run sales at times. I really love their products.

  6. Colloidial Silver is something my D.O. gave me two summers ago and I am SOLD on it. He told me that I could spray it on bug bites or scrapes, use on skin condition that I have that is yeast based because the silver is anti-fungal and it is also antibiotic. He said I could spray into my sore throat or put a drop on a cotton ball and use in my nose if I had repeated nosebleeds. In other words this stuff is GREAT. I buy a brand that is about $45 a bottle but it's well worth it. It only takes a very little and it lasts a long time. My grandson now refers to it as 'magic water'

    1. Terri, that's good to know! Magic water??? I like that!


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