This past week just flew by! Things have been busy around here so I’ve been making a lot of repeats. However, I did try two new recipes. I made some Aloo Chole which was really yummy. I think I’ll make it spicier next time though. It’s definitely a make-again meal. Rob ate it the next day for lunch and said it reheated well.
The scallion pancakes were good but I’m going to have to make some adjustments next time. They were tasty but they were thicker than I expected. The soy sauce-based dipping sauce looked pretty in my Glasbake custard cups. The cups are wide enough so you can easily dip your fork with the pancake piece into it.
Thanks to a test drive offer Rob participated in last year, we got a $50 prepaid debit gift card in the mail. We decided to spend it at Amazon where we bought the Simpsons Season 9 DVD set and a case of 12 Newman’s Own Organic Spelt Pretzels. After using the card, our total out of pocket cost was $1.48. Cheap!!! We are seriously addicted to those pretzels. They are fantastic. I’ve got my parents hooked on them now too.
Now for some thrifty finds. I spent a whopping $2 on two vintage books. The book on the left is The Good Housekeeping – Housekeeping Book. It was published in 1947. It’s a rather interesting book with information that is still relevant today. It’s all about, as you expected, housekeeping. There were some neat items tucked inside the book too – recipe clippings, an old pamphlet about Wisk laundry detergent, and a 1940’s postcard from a hotel where the room rates were between $2.50 and $4.50 a night. LOL
The book on the right is the The Canning and Freezing Book which was published in 1975 by the Culinary Arts Institute. The book is chock full of information and recipes. I know I will learn a lot of useful information from this book.
Mad props to Rob for spotting this awesome retro clock. It was never used and works fine. It even came with the original box too! The woman running the sale told me how the owner had tons of stuff that was never used and still in the original boxes. I even saw some Pyrex that was new in the box! Of course, the prices on the Pyrex were at a premium because of it. Too expensive for me! I’m thrilled with this nifty clock.
My Chia Herb Garden is doing good however the plants needed more light. I didn’t have a chance to take a picture of it but Rob built a grow light for me. He made a frame out of pvc pipes. It came out really good and works like a champ.
Have a great weekend everyone!!! 😀