On Thursday I met Cindy in Meaford as she had found me three cake stands. Meaford is more or less a half way point for us to meet. We also met up with Cindy's friend from the VON Lotte, she lives in Meaford. We had a good time, although I did forget my camera, so if you want to see photos, you will need to pop over to Cindy's to see them. Next time we meet up it will be in Thornbury, as there is a little more for me in Thornbury (sorry Lotte!)
Here are the photos of the three cake stands, I paid $5 each for them and they are lovely, thank you Cindy for thinking of me!!
I think this one is the oldest of the three:
This is another three tier one:
Finally a two tier one:
I went grocery shopping on Friday morning and No Frills was my store of choice, as it had onions, carrots and broccoli on sale. I took the Zehrs flyer and price matched the cling/plastic wrap, the aluminum foil, the bleach and the bologna from there. I spent $45.40 and had savings of over $11. So all in all my monthly total spent is $254.78 and monthly savings are $64.94. I am still on target to only spend $300, but it will be tight with only $45.22 left in the budget.
I picked up a couple of reduced steaks which came to $2.20 each. Now as you know at that price they will be as tough as old boots. I marinade them in one part honey, one part brown sugar and two parts soya sauce. Turns out great and I generally cook them on the bbq on a medium to high heat for 7 minutes per side. That is medium to well done and the cow will have stopped mooing at that point!! Dh does not like to see any blood at all on his meat.
I posted another book review yesterday here.