I spent most of last week in the garden, getting it ready for the garden tour that I had on Saturday. I didn’t do a lot of “extra” things last week, but I certainly enjoyed my time outside!
I harvested lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, parsley and chives from my garden. I also picked a few asparagus stems, a few sugar snap peas, and a couple of strawberries.
I planted zucchini, Armenian cucumber, and foxglove seeds. The cucumber seeds came up in three days!
My husband cut his own hair.
I used coupons to save $42.75 this week on purchases. One of those purchases was on eggs; I bought 14 dozen eggs at $1 a dozen this week, and used egg coupons to save even more on them. (I know some of you are wondering how we can eat so many eggs. It doesn’t take much; if everyone has 2 scrambled eggs for breakfast, we go through 18 right there. I actually don’t make eggs real often, since it is a much more expensive breakfast. I use many eggs in baking during the week. When they are on sale for $1 a dozen, I stock up and then use them over several weeks to make lots of things: meringues, pudding, in muffins, pancakes, crepes, etc.) Eggs (and a tarragon plant from the nursery) were the only food I purchased last week.
I had several at-home dates with my husband.
My husband took the children to the library, where they checked out several books.
I watched several shows for free on Hulu.
I made Greek yogurt, Italian dressing, pasta salad (with a can of olives instead of tomatoes), baked beans, Easter bunnies, French bread, lentil tacos, tomato basil soup, creamy turkey enchiladas, and graham crackers.
What did you do to save money last week?