This week I took inventory of
what I've accomplished thus far, I have gifts for 4 people on my list tucked
away in my gift trunk and 2 more are partially completed.
We cleaned out our pockets, my pocketbook and scoured the
house for any loose change that might be lying around.As a result we added $2.55 to our 2014
Christmas Fund. Updated Christmas Fund 2014 amount: $51.92.
sales and loss leaders.Done!We were asked to go pick up a couple at an airport in a neighboring
state and while we were there we did some bargain shopping at Kroger (there are
no Kroger’s in the area where we live).We purchased 2 lbs long carrots ($.89/lb), 2 lbs celery ($.99/lb), 5
bottles of Kraft salad dressings ($.99/16 oz. bottle), 2 lbs vine ripened
tomatoes ($.99/lb, 2 (8 oz) containers of Parmesan cheese ($1.49 each) and 15
lbs of chicken leg/thighs ($.59/lb).It
has been a long time since I’ve seen chicken leg/thighs at that price so we
took advantage of it.
to add to our water storage.What can I say, didn’t get done this week
either!Don’t give up on me though, I
intend to get it done asap!
seal seafood breader.I managed to get it in the freezer this
week.After it’s been there for a couple
of weeks, I’ll take it out and vacuum seal it into quart jars.
to work on dehydrating the garlic and making garlic powder and minced garlic.Done!I was able to add 1 pint of minced garlic to
dehydrating mushrooms.Done!I added 1 pint of chopped, dehydrated mushrooms to my pantry.
another box of powdered milk to vacuum seal and would like to get that done. Didn’t
bread crumbs.Done!I added 3 quarts to my
hawthorn berries to make hawthorn tincture.Didn’t get done!
the chicken we purchased really well and vacuum sealed it into meal size
portions for our family.As a result I
added 9 packages to the pantry part of our freezer.
I made 99
capsules of turmeric.Turmeric is
supposed to be really good for arthritis/inflammation so I am going to give it
restocking my laundry detergent making supplies and purchased Zote soap and a
box of borax.I need to purchase more
but this is a start.Our grocery budget
will only allow me to add to our pantry in small increments, but that’s okay …
every little bit adds up!
I added 2
bags of pool shook to my ‘when the electricity goes out’ preparations.When we lose electricity we also lose access
to water so I’ve been preparing like crazy for that scenario since our last ice storm.The pool shock would be used to clean up
dirty water in a worse case scenario and then the water would be boiled and run
through a water filtering system before using.
another gallon of tap water with a few drops of bleach to the emergency water
supply part of my pantry.
Here’s my to-do list for this week:
to add to our water storage.
another box of powdered milk to vacuum seal and would like to get that done.
hawthorn berries to make hawthorn tincture.
That’s what I’ve done, how about you?What have you added to your pantry this week?