There are a few things that I miss about my old job at Michaels..
but the thing that I miss the most is making treats for the kids there.
They were always so happy and grateful.
So, When one of the girls recently sent me a link to these cute little witch hat cookies,
I knew that I had to make her some.
How easy is this...
Dip a hershey kiss into some melted orange chocolate
and add to the bottom of a fudge stripped cookie.
Another thing that I miss about that job...
Since Ive stopped working I have had to learn to become more frugal
and spend more wisely.
We've cut back on several things that we were wasting to much money on.
Groceries.. I can't tell you how much stuff that we used to waste.
I would buy so much and it would go bad before we used/ate it.
For the past few months I've been planning a biweekly dinner menu.
I don't designate a day for each meal since our schedule is always changing.
Each morning I refer to my menu and decide what will be best for that day.
This routine really works out.
After I scour my cookbooks and make the menu,
then I compose a shopping list.
I rarely ever shopped with lists before.
I would just aimlessly browse through groceries aisles while chucking any and everything into the cart.
The results of that:
Very high grocery bills,
Lots of wasted food
daily trips back to the store where I would spend more money.
I don't do coupons...
but I have learned to browse the sales ads to see which market has the best prices on the things that I need.
It's actually quite fun!
This last shopping trip was about $180.00
for two weeks worth of lunch and dinners.
( and that includes food for 3 dogs)
The total cost
$12.85 per day!!!
We used to waste that much buying lunches.
What a great weekend it was in the Spoonful house.
Friday ~ Sally's JV volleyball team finally won their first game.
I was jumping out of my seat the whole time.
The kids and coaches were having a blast!!
On Saturday Paul and I celebrated and enjoyed a delicious dinner
at our neighbors 50th (surprise) birthday party.
She was super surprised and happy.
It was a lot of fun.
And today.. Paul and I spent this gorgeous sunday out on our boat.
and yes... in our tubes.
Now.. I am in my warm comfy pjs, waiting for prince charming to fire up the grill.
Maybe after dinner, I can talk him into painting my toe nails again.
Probably NOT! lol
Hope that you all had a great weekend too!!
Linking up with Kathe and You're gonna love it Tuesday