This last week was an exciting one for me. Well, the weekend, at least.
I started out the week going to work like usual. I had to take a little time off because my daughter broke her tooth in 3 pieces! It worked out, though, because I was asked to substitute the next day, so I made up all the time. The tooth was okay, too. It’s my girl’s last baby tooth, so they just pulled it out and now she’s all done with baby teeth (sniff, sniff). The tooth fairy gave her a little extra money because she was getting sentimental.
Over the weekend, we were able to make a purchase that I’ve been wanting to make for a long time. We bought a Blendtec! (We paid cash for it, I promise.) Oh my gosh, I’m in love. We bought it yesterday, and I’ve already made homemade coconut milk (coconuts were on sale), cashew milk, coconut flour, coconut butter, a tortilla soup base, tomatillo salsa, and a pina colada smoothie. I feel like this new world of more affordable healthy options have opened up, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I estimated that we saved between $6-$10 with the coconuts I’ve processed, and we’re not even halfway done with them yet. I can’t wait to share new recipes and discoveries with you!
The menu plan is going to include us eating out of the pantry as much as possible. I’ll be using my blendtec for a lot of healthy smoothie options to go with:
Tuesday – Crunchy Chicken Bites, fruit and spinach smoothies
Wednesday – Spaghetti, green salad
Thursday – Leftover night
Friday – Sweet potato chowder (I’ll make something up. )
Saturday – Hubby is cooking
Sunday -Soup, Salad, and Smoothie night.
Here are the things I hope to get completed this week:
- Organize and get awards for our Cub Scouts pack meeting.
- Go over financial numbers for April.
- Get budget for May set up.
- Go through and re-organize spices.
- Take a car load of stuff to the thrift store.
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