Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tuesday, Last day for Apron give away!

     Today is the last day for the apron give away, so don't forget to enter by leaving a comment.  (see post on March 1st)

     We vote for a new school bond today.  We have been trying to get a new high school built here for 30 years.  It is so hard.  I sure hope it passes this time.

     Still waiting for the weather to co-operate, and I am not waiting patiently I might add.  It is in the mid 50's so warm enough, but not dry enough to do anything outside. Blah!

     I tried really hard yesterday to get some things done and I think I was effective.

Hub's and I went to get much needed grocery items and I went way over my budget, but I will blame it on good meat sales.  Like three packages of rib eye steaks for 80% off.  One package was three steaks under $10.00.  How can you turn that down?  So I over spent at Albertsons by about $40.00.  Then onto Winco and they had chicken legs and thighs in large packages for .69 a pound.  Again over spent.  I have to remind myself that this is how I keep the budget down later.  I ended up with 3 packages of steaks, 2 large packages of stew meat, and enough chicken for 4 meals.  All in all it will feed us for about 15 meals. Taking a husband grocery shopping is like taking a 3 year old. They want everything they see.  Potatoes were .99 a 10 lb bag as the farmers start to kull the cellars.

     Yesterday I made chicken cordon blue with mashed potatoes and peas.  There is enough left over for tonight's dinner. Also made my " clean the crisper salad", with three mealy apples and three limp stalks of celery, 1/2 a small onion, some raisins and walnuts.  It is a family favorite.

    The house desperately needs a spring cleaning, but I want to do this after I get the yard and garden whipped into shape.  Other wise I ignore the house and just toss, throw and shove and undo what I have done.  This causes my daughters to ask the common question, "Mother which one of you personalities made this mess?"

Well I am off to vote and try to get something done in the shop before I have to teach. Alice and Wonderland is on the docket for spring.  Now get 52 kids on stage dressed as a deck of cards all dancing in unison.  I've done it before, I can do it again.

Have a great and productive day!



  1. Wow... good grocery buys.. Well worth...going over budget, Will save you money later..
    Best wishes on your voting for the new school. Those things are so difficult.
    Have agreat week.

  2. I work for as an election inspector and it is always sad to see such a low turnout when it comes to important issues such as schools. Hopefully people in your district get out and vote. 30 years is a long time!

  3. going over the budget can be alleviated by cutting the budget for a few weeks. I do that all the time. Occasionally, there are no bargains screaming my name. Some weeks, I have only bought milk and bananas, so the last few weeks with bargains galore and spending too much are balanced out.

    I was dating a guy who was eating me out of house and home. So, one day, I mentioned he needed to help with groceries this week since he had eaten many of his meals here. He was furious. We went to grocery and got $35 worth of groceries. He threw it up later. I pointed out I got milk and bananas, and oj and that he had bought cases of Mountain Dew, three bags of chips, dips, and other snacks. None of what he bought were staples and I had not eaten them before or after that trip. He pointed out he was guest and should not have to buy anything. So, I sent him back to his mother's house for meals. lol Men don't get it, usually.

    1. He needs to be kicked to the curb, selfish and a user.

    2. He just went home to his mother. Poor woman.

    3. Well she created the monster:)

  4. Chicken Cordon Bleu sounds delicious!