Saturday, January 25, 2014

A Penny Saved....

Lucky to have a  Friend with chickens who shares her bounty yummmmm

I made a Frittata that had spaghetti and vegetables with a generous
helping of cheese on the top. I will make it again but without the spaghetti and
more veggies. A really inexpensive dinner with lots left over.

I started up the old bread machine. (A yard sale find a few years ago)
There is nothing like warm bead for dinner:)

I found the recipe in All you. I get a free subscription with coke caps.
I don't drink much soda but if you tell people that you are collecting something
it is amazing how many you will get donated. You just enter the code in the cap
on the website and reap the rewards. I have gotten several free
magazines through that.

I also pick up my grocery store free magazine, it always has great 
coupons and recipes.

I hit the library this week. The book" Inspired You" is written by the blogger Miss Mustard Seed.
It is a beautiful book and I have enjoyed reading it. The Victoria has the designer from Downton 
Abby in it. One of the reasons I love that show is because of how beautiful it is, and if you
haven't read Sara Allen Addison yet she is a fun and magical must read. 

I am hooking again slow but sure. This pattern was given to me
by a very good hooking friend. 

I have bought some of the wool but not all. I hooked this corner
with a grayish brown I don't like it so out it comes.
Those are my bargains for this week. It has been extremely cold
and it is snowing right now.
I went to a couple of movies in the past week.
of course matinee (cheaper) 
Saving Mr Banks I enjoyed ,And August: Osage County 
which is very dark, the acting is great, the story is very very dark
not sure I really liked it.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Welcome to my new followers!
"If you were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace."
Gaston Bachelard


lilraggedyangie said...

The frittata looks yummy...I too am Blessed with farm fresh eggs as my sister has chickens they beat store bought any day...great deal on the magazine's TFS...and I always appreciate a book recommendation...have a great evening...Hugs lil raggedy Angie

Primitive Stars said...

Evening Cathy, you are blessed to get fresh eggs, oh looks so yummy......Love your rug, great that you picked up the hook and started again, long cold winter, Blessings Francine.

Kim said...

Nice pattern and color choices. Is this going to be a pillow?

WoolenSails said...

Nice to have fresh eggs and I am a thrift cooker too. I tend to make things that I can eat one way and be recooked into something new for the rest of the week. I also use the library, but I go online and order books which is nice since I can get more choices from other libraries and have them sent to mine. They also have ebooks now, so nice to get things for free.


Nellie said...

What beautiful eggs! The frittata is amazing! It has been years since we had a bread machine. I certainly did use it often, though. I think I wore it out.:) I've never tried rug-hooking. Your work looks great to me! Stay safe and warm!

Sweet Tea said...

I've been wanting to try my hand at this, though I know absolutely nothing about it. I've been looking for a beginner kit - still looking. Yours is beautiful! But not as beautiful at that Frittata. Wow!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

There's nothing like farm fresh eggs! Lucky you! There's also nothing like a home cooked meal and home made bread!

Love what you're hooking!

Raymond Homestead said...

The frittata looks delicious!

From Sherry's Heart said...

Wow a jam packed full blog Cathy!!! Why don't you like that grey?? Just my 2 cents and you'll get change,but I like it. I think it might be neat for your background wool. What color were you thinking??
I want to see August in Osage County. I asked a friend last week if maybe we could go.She said yes,but with all the snow & WAY below normal temps,I don't know if she will. If it's "dark" I'll probably really like it,it'll match my life,LOL!!!

jody said...

We too have enjoyed fresh eggs from dads chickens, he gave them up after most his life of enjoying the so now sister jana is supplying us! Love seeing what you are up to and enjoy hooking on you beautiful rug! Blizzard here again today expecting 50 mile winds so an inside day dor sure! Hope you and Dave are well!

yaya said...

Jack has a patient who brings us eggs from her chickens...just like in the days when patients paid with farm goods! You know I'm a magazineaholic so I better check out the bottle cap deals! Stay warm and enjoy that delish bread!

Julia said...

Lucky you to get all this frugal stuff and fresh eggs.
The Frittata looks appetizing. I'm getting hungry just by looking at it.

It's nice seeing you hooking again. It's a cute pattern and I love the colors, even the one you are pulling out.

Stay safe and warm.

Judy said...

I was going to go see August--Osage County, but my friend Beth went and told me it was very dark and a lot of swearing. I decided I didn't need to see dark--or fighting mother's and daughter's--and also can do without all the cuss words. The Polar Vortex is headed your way, so hang on. It will probably be 90 degrees by spring, LOL

Tiggeriffic said...

Im so thankful the gal down the road raises chickens and sells the eggs.. They are the best~!She has green eggs, brown eggs and of course white.
I have a bread machine and love making bread..
Your rug is really pretty.. I should do that,,it's so fun and after your done it's a nice addition to one's home.
Have a tiggeriffic day~! ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Dog Trot Farm said...

That has got to be the best looking frittata I have ever seen! Yummy I bet too!