This week I made apple and yoghurt muffins for everyone as I had a lot of my yoghurt to use up. I use this recipe here. This recipe is so versatile you can use up anything so in this case I used yoghurt in place of the milk and added two cups of stewed apples. They worked really well.
I made mini ones for the girls and decorated them with fairies!
I gave the ballerinas a rest. The beauty of these is I just have used them over and over. Usually I am asked where I got them from. These were Australian from TheTicTacTop shop which is on fb, Etsy and a website www.tictactop.com.au if that is any help. They are not flimsy and will last and last. I even put the fairy ones on meatballs at one stage!
These and fresh flowers are my current way around not very good icing skills.
I used up the very last of the plums. I pureed some and swirled this through cake mix to make a ripple effect. Then I added some on the top...
When baked they just looked lovely and pink.
So I called them pink cakes and they were a hit and so full of fruit.
I also made a giant slab using my use it up fruit cake... recipe.
This used up two dozen more plums! It went home with Chloe and she sliced and froze some for farmer Luke to take to work. This cake served warm makes a beautiful desert too.
So it was cake week! Much of this went into the freezer for when so much produce is no longer around.
The rest of the plums were stewed and frozen and eaten fresh. They were wonderful!
I picked parsley seeds and make 24 seed packets.
I gathered little succulents to send someone as a gift.
We picked tomatoes every day.
I found salmon on a big special of 80% off and got it for Andy to eat yesterday and today.
My Coles vouchers came and I got $20 off a shop. I stuck all my coupons into my diary as there is one a week for the next 12 weeks.
Chloe gave me two dozen farm eggs.
I picked another four kilos of nectarines. We have been eating these fresh plus I stewed some and filled seven freezer containers. I still have a few to pick which I will probably do tonight and I have a few kilos to use spread out on the floor. Next is peaches! I will also check how the peaches are doing tonight. I think one week more...
Andy's Vicky Challenge efforts included home brew and sales. He hit $500! He is fairly smug about this I might add. He likes the Vicky Challenge. 😊
My sewing challenge went well. Better than last week. Even a few minutes a day soon add up.
Overall my aims and goals are going pretty well. I need to keep an eye on them by looking at my planner a lot. I seem to need endless tracking. To keep right with my diet I keep a food journal. I do some reading every night before I go to sleep. I take a break somewhere to do some Bible Study. I am reading one Laine's Letter everyday. I know success comes with the things we just do daily as part of life. My Scripture reading every day has made me so much happier. It is nourishment!
I hope you had a good week! How did you feather your nest, save or get ahead?
Have a lovely weekend! xxx