Monday, January 19, 2015

Monday Tassies

Happy Birthday week to Sluggy!


I big time splurged and bought myself a mini cupcake tin today. It cost all of $6,70 but it was a big splurge for me because I haven't bought anything for cooking/ baking/ for the kitchen in a very, very, very... I don't remember ever buying anything along these lines, honest. I also want to purchase a pop over pan but that will come later. I've never made pop overs before but they look fun.

Next, I baked a batch of walnut tassies in honor of Sluggy's birthday week (I hope you don't detest walnuts). I've never made tassies before so that marks another new baked treat off my quarter goals list. I wasn't going to let the birthday candle go to waste so I sang happy birthday to my son after I snapped the photo. He knows it's not his birthday but he's still at that age where he gives people "birthday" presents all the time and loves to sing the song to them. He was delighted.

Average daily spending for 2015: $17.29

In other news, I got all the weekend to-dos done. Dogs teeth scraped, toe nails clipped, hair trimmed, and bathed. I baked three loaves of sourdough bread, cleaned a bunch more in the basement, and thus far (except for breaking a tooth today) January has been pretty swell.

8 comments:

  1. It is nice checking all those chores off your "to-do" list, isn't it?

    January has been good for us too except my husband's debit card got hacked & we are waiting for the credit union to put that money back in our account and we are still having issues with eating out - any suggestions from anyone? It is without a doubt our biggest vice and we feed off of each other (no pun intended) in making excuses to eat out. I HATE, HATE, HATE to cook and it is basically just the 2 of us now (youngest who still lives at home is barely here) so I'm open to anything. I've tried menu planning, once-a-month cooking, you name it and we just find some excuse to eat out - HELP!!!

    Sue :)

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    1. Yuck to the debit card hack! That's awful.

      I should probably write a whole blog post on the eating out situation for you! Let's see about five years now from where I started and we're just now pretty darn good at not eating out. Sad... but that's not to give you no hope. Most people are more disciplined that me and my hubby.

      The main ways I've learned to not eat out is by making sure the kitchen is clean. I hate to have to wash dishes and clean up before I start cooking. If the kitchen is messy in the morning it's a strong red flag that we'll be eating out that night. You also could set goals, "this week we're only spending $30 on food away from home." Goals make a chore a little more exciting. And you need to find food that you really enjoy eating at home that is also quick to make. We eat tacos alot because my husband loves them and it's very easy to just brown up the meat, sprinkle the seasoning, and set out a few toppings. I'm not very good at meal planning either but now that we're not eating out anymore meal planning is becoming much easier.

      We too, used to feed off each other so I know EXACTLY what you're saying there!

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  2. What a fun treat (the cupcake tin & the actual dessert - yum!)

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    1. I don't treat myself often. This little purchase is leaving me feeling quite happy.

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  3. Happy Birthday to ME! lolz

    I LOVE walnuts so send all the tassies you can't eat here. ;-)

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    1. Happy Birthday Sluggy... I'll need your address inorder to send some tassies your way :D

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