Saturday, January 18, 2020

Laundry and Cleaning and All That Stuff!

Today was laundry and house cleaning day.  If I can, I like to get it all done in one day.

I received affiliate money from Amazon and decided to use it to purchase supplies for Christmas presents.   I ordered this ½ inch Velcro to use on the 18 inch doll clothes I’m making and these hangers to hang/gift the doll clothes.  Thank you to those who shop Amazon through my Amazon affiliate linkIt really does help!

I’m counting the above mentioned 'savings to me' as my Vicky Challenge savings for today in the amount of $22.98 plus $3.02 savings in using 'used' lids instead of new lids.   I'm also counting $60 saved as a result of hubby working on his next project himself instead of hiring someone to do it for him or help him.  What is his next project?  It’s an extension next to the wood shed to house the wood splitter.   

Total Vicky Challenge savings by being prudent and frugal since 1/17/2020:  $100 … add today’s total of $86.00 and the new total is $186.00.

We were given several boxes of powdered laundry detergent that had clumped.  I opened the boxes into a huge bowl, broke the clumps up and put the detergent in jars for future use.  Waste not, want not!  

(Notice that I'm using 'used' lids on the jars.  'Used' jar lids come in handy for several things!)

I worked more on my doll’s hair today using this video as my guide.  I gave it a good trim getting rid of some of the
worse.  Right now it’s in the drying stage.  I believe the video said to let the hair dry for 24 hours.   After the 24 hours I will comb it again, brush it and then decide how to style it. 

This morning I sliced a 2 lb roll of sausage into patties and cooked them.  When the patties were cool I placed them in a container and then refrigerated them.   This week I’ll enjoy my usual sausage in a low-carb tortilla for breakfast.  I can also crumble up some of the cooked patties and add them to an omelet or use the crumbles in a breakfast casserole.   However I decide to use them, having them already cooked goes a long way in getting ahead in the kitchen for this week’s breakfast meals.

Our temperature high today was 55 degrees!

I hope you've had a great day!

Until next time … 

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  1. I like to keep cooked sausage around, too. It sure does come in handy. I slice 2 pounds and bake at 400 degrees for ten minutes on a baling sheet. Then I cool and put in a Ziploc and into the freezer. I use them like brown and serve patties. We found one pound rolls of Jimmy Dean at our discount grocery last week for only $1.50 so it is time to restock the freezer since we used it all up with our Christmas company. I also keep Italian sausage crumbles for various uses. Like you we really like knocking out all the cleaning in one day. It sure has freed up our schedule.

    I received my clothing order and everything fit and is beautiful so I am counting the $350 I saved. We bought 12 pounds of chicken breasts for .78 a pound so that was a huge savings of $2.20 a pound.

    1. Lana, why have I never thought to cook the sausage in the oven … duh!!! That is an excellent price for Jimmy Dean sausage, definitely time to stock up! You've had some really great savings, you go girl!!!

  2. I like to hard boil several eggs at a time and keep them in the fridge for a quick breakfast option. They also come in handy for deviled eggs or egg salad sandwiches at lunch. Sometimes I will cook up a bunch of breakfast sausage links, and freeze the cooked sausages for another quick breakfast option.

    Looking forward to seeing how the doll hair turns out!

    1. Rhonda, thank you for reminding me about the convenience of hard boiled eggs! I'm going to boil some for this week.

  3. Those sausage rolls look so yummy. Could you share that recipe? My hubby does most of our cooking as I am a quilter and a gardener so we raise a lot of our veggies and do a lot of canning. Love your site with all the yummy recipes and all your ideas. Love the Vicky challenge.

    1. Martha, I'm a gardener and quilter too! I'm not sure what sausage roll recipe you are talking about, it's sounds like you might have visited Annabel's site, The Bluebirds are Nesting. She has lots of great recipes and makes sausage rolls.

  4. Next time you're cooking sausage try this good low carb breakfast. Take a muffin tin and push the sausage to line the muffin cup, then beat eggs with shredded cheese and pour into the sausage liners. Bake at 350 until egg is set (I'd say 20 minutes). These are yummy and make great high protein snacks as well as good low carb breakfasts.

    1. Terri, that sounds like something we would enjoy! Thank you!

  5. I've forgotten. Can you remind me how the Vickie challenge works?
    Also, don't forget to count the money you saved by reusing your lids and rings.
    who mended a dress this week. That keeps me from buying another one for $50.

    1. Laura, you're right, I did forget to count the savings from using 'used' lids on the laundry detergent jars! Thank you! You did good on mending the dress and I agree that is a good savings! Here's the link that got the Vicky Challenge started …


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