Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday, I have two ovens!

     I cannot believe it is still snowing and it looks like we are into it for awhile. Amazing.  We are headed for Twin Falls on Thursday morning, come hell of high water.  By Friday it will be March 1st but I see no end to the snow here.

     So I was was so proud of myself getting my ham in the oven and then laying down for 2 hours.  When I got up I could smell the ham baking and I started to dust and clean the front room, then I vacuumed down the stairs and cleaned the family room, and straightened mom's bath.  I went upstairs and peeled the potatoes and stared to make the corn bread as I wanted it hot out of the oven.  When I went to put the cornbread in the oven I realized that I had turned on the upper oven and not the lower oven where the ham was.  So what was I smelling?  Well my imagination (and I have a good one). So for three hours the large ham had been sitting in a cold oven.  I had people coming in 45 minutes.  Crap! Double crap!

     I cranked the oven up to 425, unwrapped that sucker and prayed they would be late. Thank goodness hams are all ready cured, so even if I had to cut meat off the bone and fry it we could still eat. Dinner was served at 5:30 and all went well. in spite of my snafu. Dishes were done and I got to have a relaxing evening, went to bed early.

     Not only that, my house is clean, and all I have to do this week is sew and get ready to leave, oh and pay a few bills before I go.  I don't know it I have ever looked so forward to March before,but as it is still snowing I doubt March will make that much difference.

Money Saving Madness Feb.17th-23rd

1. cooked all meals from scratch, using up things from freezer and pantry.  A ham (still have lots of left overs) a large bag of blueberry, and strawberries. some chicken.
2. picked up great meat buys, on stakes, stew meat, pork ribs
3. used coupons at Joanns
4. Albertsons is having their monopoly game again and I won some free items, acid, reducer, a donut, free pasta.  I like free.
5. Finally found 11 cents while shopping, The curse is lifted (It was Sluggy)
6. started a new savings program of a penny for the day of the year!
7. saved all my $5.00 bills
8. Continued to put extra change in pig bank.
9. Picked up 2 lb bags of rice at the dollar store as we were out.
10. Completed a wedding dress alteration, with lace left over from an old alteration.
11. Used up some swiffer products bought by my sissie while I was cleaning.
12. gave away 3 dozen eggs to older ladies in Hub's chamber group
13. pulled apart a bathtub drain and unclogged it saving a plumber call.
14. keep reusing plastic cottage cheese containers and things to save money and not waste

What have you done to save money this last week?

It is .56 cent day run to your bank!  Run I said. Run!

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.



  1. I cook my ham in the crockpot. It is delicious and juicy. Plus it frees the oven for other baking.

    1. good idea but the crockpot is not near big enough.

  2. OOPS! Glad everything turned out.

    1. I know I am such an airhead. What if it had been poultry?

  3. I am laughing not at you but at the really good imagination. I have done the same thing before, except I have only one oven.

    1. Which are dum*&^ or you have a better imagination?