Sunday, August 9, 2009

Day 28

The last day - that went fast!

I ended up spending a little bit after all - $2.08 for big containers of cumin and ginger, at the ranch supply! It just goes to show that you have to be on the lookout EVERYWHERE for great prices! :)

We mostly had 'bits' to eat today - using up items in the fridge or making little creations. Supper was sausage links and blueberry pancakes. We planted blueberries this year, and we had a wee, tiny harvest from one plant. So we sprinkled those into our pancakes at suppertime.

As I was gathering items for supper I realized we were down to about a half inch of maple syrup in the bottle. Maple syrup is expensive, and the last time I was in the store, I decided I'd wait to purchase more, because I thought I might have another bottle in the pantry.

I didn't have another bottle in the pantry.

Plan B? I combined sugar, water and maple extract and made some. It's not 'real' maple syrup, but it's the same as the stuff you buy if you buy 'pancake syrup', and it has NO high fructose corn syrup. I put a little vanilla in it too, and it was delicious! (Also very affordable.)

I'm thinking of continuing this - keeping this blog running so we have a place to share tips and hints with one another. What do you think?


  1. YES please.. :)
    I would love if you keep teh blog going. I adore reading ideas like this. :)

  2. Thanks, Amy! I'm thinking of 'rolling' this stuff into my other blog, just for my own sanity. One sweet husband, one adorable daughter, one blog that I can maybe manage to keep up with....hee hee. Still trying to figure all of that out, though!

  3. You know that propbably makes the most sense. To just combine them...... I have seen some blogs that have tabs with different stuff divided up but not sure if the free blogs have that option. Either way the great ideas will be awesome!