Hello. While the rest of the country is grinding to a halt, it's business as usual here in North Lincolnshire. We have no snow, but it's very frosty and cold. I am well wrapped up when I take Bailey poodle out. I gave him two half hour walks today because it's a bit of a rush to do the full hour on a Monday morning, and be at Crafty Club for 10am. So I give him a second walk in the afternoon, just to make sure he is empty, if you see what I mean. He lives down the bottom end of a cul de sac so when we are almost home I take his lead off and he runs like the clappers, ears flapping, straight to his door. Looks so funny. He likes going out, but is so excited when we get back.
I gave up buying peanut butter a while ago. Tesco changed the recipe of their Value brand and put it in a plastic pot instead of the glass one. It was never the same, and didn't taste very nice. I tried one or two other brands, but didn't find anything I like, and the prices were far more than I wanted to pay. I've been making my own ever since. I buy Value salted peanuts, or Aldi, or any other cheap makes. Put two bags in the Kenwood and whiz until they are the right consistency. Tastes lovely.
So that's one money saving tip, I make my own peanut butter. Another money saving tip is that I put the whole mixer bowl in the fridge just as it is with the blade as well. I don't decant it into another container, why bother because that would make more washing up, costing money and time. I dip into this with a teaspoon whenever I am feeling a bit peckish but don't want to make a meal. A couple of spoons keeps me going until the next meal time. The mixer bowl gets washed when it is empty.
I've got nothing marked on the calendar for the rest of the month. No plans for Christmas. There won't be any extra shopping, just my normal food will be bought, plus I might have a treat or two. No need to go mad. Tesco sent me a voucher for £6 off a £40 shop. I'll check through my cupboards and see if I can find enough to make up a shop for £40. It would have to be things I use anyway, no point in buying just for the sake of it.
Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.