Sometimes the best way to save money is to do as much as you can on the weekends to make your week go more smoothly. To that end, today I:
- Mixed up and refrigerated a tart crust to make a quiche later this week (recipe from Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours, which I’ve borrowed from the library
- Baked a batch of blueberry muffins (thanks to Mary Ostyn‘s book Family Feasts for $75 a Week
- Made a “half batch” of Sunday gravy from The Sopranos Family Cookbook: As Compiled by Artie Bucco, plus a batch of meatballs (the recipe from that book and my ex mother in law are nearly identical. Half ground pork and half ground beef is the key, plus Parmesan)
- Made some baked ziti for dinner tonight, using some of the sauce and meatballs from above, freezing several smaller packets of sausage and sauce and meatballs and sauce for other days and to send back to school with the college girl
- Made up a “Sticky Chicken“, rubbing the spice mix on the chicken to sit overnight and roast tomorrow for dinner. (I do usually bake it at a higher temperature though. It’s also good in the Crockpot if you put the chicken up on balls of foil to keep it out of the liquids that accumulate)
What have you done today to make your week go more smoothly?