Make, Do and Mend

The cyber-diary of what this homemaker makes, does and sometimes mends.
My motto is "if you do stuff, stuff gets done"

Monday, May 20, 2013

May coupons part 1

I've done very little shopping in May. We bought a lot of fresh groceries the end of April and have been making meals with it.
I kept track of all my coupons in April and several commenters asked if I would do it again,  so here goes!

Food Pyramid trip
I bought 2 gallons of Hiland Orange juice,  $2.99 each and used a 45 cent coupon that was doubled on each one.  $2.09, plus sales tax is a great deal on a whole gallon of real juice.  sorry, no pictures but I guess everyone knows what orange juice looks like, right?  Husband drank one glass from one jug, to give it a little room to expand, and that jug went in the freezer for future use.  The other one is in the fridge.

CVS trip
Coupons and ECBs used $23.00
Spent $25.05
Left with $16.00 ECBs for the next round of deals

3 packs of diapers - 2 packs are slipons for that wiggly- doesn't have time to be still for a diaper change 10 month old grandson.  I hope they make diaper changers a little faster- I'll let you know.
3 tubes of heavy duty hair moisturizer - I got a perm in my hair about 2 months ago and it was not kind to my hair at all
3 toothbrushes and 1 deodorant

my receipt
if you shop at CVS,  always scan your card inside the store.
I got that last coupon,  $5 off $30, as a good surprise when I scanned today.  

The only sure fire way I can keep up with those ECBs is to wrap them around my CVS card and secure with a paperclip.
Otherwise,  I can't seem to find them when I go back for the next purchase and that is so frustrating.

So,  I've only used 9 coupons so far this month but saved  $25.05.
Good enough for me!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sunday lunch with a new bread recipe

This was our Sunday lunch menu.  The roast beef was tender and salad was crispy and refreshing.
So nice when everything at a meal turns out just right!

I tried a new bread recipe,  and it will be a keeper recipe.  It was soft and delicious and the honey flavor was just noticeable enough.
I mixed the dough up in our bread machine on the basic setting.
After the first rise, I took out the dough and shaped it into a loaf and put it to rise in a well greased bread pan,  (vintage, of course, just because I like them)
Then after it had doubled in size,  it baked at 375 degrees for 35 minutes.

Honey Oatmeal Bread
1 Cup water
1 T oil- I used sunflower but I am sure any cooking oil would be fine
1/4 Cup honey
1 t salt
1/2 rolled oats- I used old fashioned oatmeal
2 1/3 Cups bread flour
1 1/4 teaspoon dry yeast

Put ingredients into bread machine in this order,  set to the basic bread cycle.

Partying at 

Craft School Sunday at Creative Jewish Mom

and at
Manuela's (from A Cultivated Nest) and her friend's brand new blog hop
The Creative Home Acre Hop

and with
Danielle at Sunday Blog Hop.  Blissful and Domestic

that white plate in the first picture is from The Write Plate
My daughter worked for them years ago and got some nice pieces and she generously gifted me with 2 of them.  
this is not an affiliate link,  just info in case anyone had a question.  I think they are expensive but they are really good quality and fun to use