Ice Cream Cones that won't increase your waist line!
The Little Chef taste testing Moose Tracks Frozen Yogurt.
This apx 36 pounds of pears!
Here's the cost breakdown. I don't count jars because I reuse them from year to year. There was a $3 off of Kerr and Ball jars in the paper a couple of weeks back. So I did invest in some new wide mouth jars. Great for fruits and pickles. Really just about anything, although I do like salsa made in the smaller mouthed jars.( It's easier to pour. )
Back to the break down:
36# Organic pears $29.80 about 83 cents per pound.
8 cups organic sugar $8
water - free
That's it! It cost about $1.51 per jar. That's pretty good for organic! Our grocery just put regular pears on sale for 79 cents a pound, but for 4 cents more a pound it was worth it to go organic!
If you can get a hold of fruit cheaper, which I'm sure many of you can. Then I would give canning a try. Start small. I started about 13 years ago with just strawberry jam. I wanted to make a low sugar recipe and know what my young ladies were eating. I like that I control the ingredients! Also make sure you can in season!
Just start somewhere! You don't have to can a years worth, start small.
For more great tips check out Life as Mom for Frugal Friday ideas!
Nothing like a little birdie whistling in a pie. School Girl whipped this tasty apple pie up last night! Gotta love homemade apple filing, so nice to have it on the shelf for whenever.
Here's the older two chickadees dismantling our washer and dryer........
Homeschooling at it's finest. School Girl has been itching to get mechanical. They put them all back together and they work great! ;) I'll post about my new best friends at a later date.
And last but not least. Tea Wallets are great Mother's Day gift.
Everyone seemed pleased with these little cuties.
They are really easy and would be a great starter project if your interested in machine sewing. Go here for a nice tutorial. Here's the little card I made up to go inside just in case the recipients didn't know what they were for! These would also be great if you were giving a couple of gift cards.
So that's a bit of what's happening. We are planning on canning pears tomorrow. If I don't blow up the kitchen I'll post some pics!
So from my littlest I received her joy of being a child and learning from me to take care of her babies, a new handbag (she knows I really like purses) and something sparkly but oh so practical. Pipe cleaners can be reformed to make knew rings and have so many other wonderful uses. She learning to be thrifty and practical (heeheehee), but most importantly how to love!
And lastly, at my Parent's house she gave me a gift bag sewn out of strawberry fabric (strawberry picking is always a happy time) and inside was a BIG pipe cleaner ring!