I do plan on gathering my money spending/saving adventures soon to share. Hopefully later today! (And YES I do consider it an adventure...I find myself being more creative with my cooking endeavors, which makes for some tasty meals and breaks up the "what should I cook?" boredom syndrome that I can oh-so-easily fall into.
Soooo...see ya soon!
But for now I will leave you with this...
1) We had some dinner rolls that I made that turned out not so tasty so, I made them into bread pudding. Oh yeah! That did the trick. And I didn't have to throw them out! Thing is, I didn't have raisins but I did have some prunes on hand. I chopped 'em up & used them instead~tasty! And of cours, I used the rolls in place of the bread...I think any bread item would work.
2) I spied out a box of frozen spinach and searched for spinach recipes online. I found one that sounded good and that I already had all the few ingredients that it called for on hand. Eureka! And it was good too. Hubby kept saying how good it was. A winner!
3) While watching a sales demo on natural skin care products that were pretty pricey and being tempted to BUY them, I stopped, took a deep breath and decided that I could probably make some sweet skin care products in my own kitchen. So I did. FOR PENNIES! I treated my face last night to a honey egg masque and this morning, I indulged in a vanilla brown sugar body scrub. Luscious. Want the recipes? Here they are...
Honey Egg Face Masque
1 egg yolk (dry/normal skin) or 1 egg white (oily skin)
1 Tbsp. honey
1 1/2 tsp. milk
mix thoroughly & apply to your face, neck & de'collete'. Let dry & rinse off with cool water OR use a warm damp wash cloth for a few minutes on your face before rinsing. Decadent!
Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. olive or coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
rub all over your body while in the shower then rinse off. CAUTION! Be careful~this will make your shower or tub slippery!!!