Monday, January 10, 2011
We were snowed in today and probably tomorrow too. Nice and peaceful day. I got some old sewing projects done! As for groceries - used up stuff - made smoothies for breakfast to use up frozen bananas, tangerines, etc. Had a bag of bone-less/skin-less chicken breasts - ended up browning some in olive oil/garlic/herbs and adding to some leftover angel hair pasta. The rest of the breasts were coated in a bit of leftover cracker crumbs/herbs, etc and baked along with 2 pumpkin pies (found another puree pack in the freezer) and we still had some crust. For dessert after dinner - blackberry crepes (I have lots of eggs and the blackberries were frozen when they were on sale for .99/carton. Got some paperwork done. Went through some "old" clothes and found a few things I want to wear again. Responded to a freecycle ad - and it looks like we may be getting 2 suitcases - my husband travels a lot and our's have taken a beating. Even the set he bought last year is starting to look rough. So, these are suppose to be in excellent condition - great for that frugal trip we want to take this summer to France. Tomorrow, I plan to do some more things I have been putting off. Oh, I found a wonderful dining room set on Craigslist - I hope to look at this weekend - supposedly $4,000 new - for sale for $300. Sadly, it has been "painted/antiqued" and the seat covers are not my taste. So, I am hoping to try my hand at stripping the paint off and changing the seat covers to make it look better. We also asked for delivery - so, it may be more than $300.