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I Got a Lot Done Today

February 18th, 2017 at 11:29 pm

I did some cooking for the freezer today. I made up a big batch of pork fried rice and one of rabbit fried rice, so I now have 9 bags (7 from today, 2 from last time) of that in the freezer. It would be one more but my husband decided he had to eat some. It used up leftovers nicely.

I also made up some calzones. These are much easier to make than pizza snacks. The calzones are for my son's lunches. It saves me from having to cook something for lunch for him every day and he likes it much better than eating sandwiches. I can vary the filling in these from pepperoni, ham, or sausage or put in onions and peppers. These ones all get tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and a few shakes of Italian seasoning. I also have made some in the past using leftover taco meat, leftover chili, and leftover sloppy hoppies.

Then I made a huge loaf of French bread. Usually I make two loaves with this recipe, but I was tired and so just made it into one big one. It turned out great, just had to bake it for an extra five minutes. I am so happy with this recipe. The bread is nice and soft inside, but a good crunch to the crust. It toasts beautifully for making garlic bread, but untoasted it makes good sandwich bread, albeit not the typical shape.

Then I made a huge batch of pancakes. So I had my hands in carbs for most of the day, it felt like. I barely eat this type of carb myself, but I do have to feed everyone else.

I am back on my diet for 3 days now and have lost 4.6 pounds. This is good because I really needed to get back on that wagon. I've gained back almost all of what I lost in the past year, so ugh. Hopefully I can keep this momentum going. I went off the weight loss drugs as I didn't feel any benefit from them after the first couple of months and I think they were screwing with my sleeping pattern. It's been more normalized since I quit them.

I will be getting my first paycheck from the Google AdSense/Youtube stuff soon. Just waiting to have my checking account verified for direct deposit. It is just for 20 days, but I am pretty happy with it. I can't disclose how much, it's against the terms and conditions. It's not going to be something we can live on, but as a side income, it isn't something to sneeze at, either. Once DH is working again, I could build our savings back up and then after that start on an IRA. It's nice to have the possibility.

6 Responses to “I Got a Lot Done Today”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    Nice going on your first paycheck Smile

  2. alice4now Says:

    Exciting news about the paycheck! Pork fried rice sounds really good right now!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Would you say most of your Adsense income is from YouTube, rather than this blog?

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Very good news about the money.

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    CCF--It is really hard to tell, they don't make the reports that easy to decipher, but I would say that at least 95% comes from youtube. I have a few of videos that went mildly viral that get hits daily (making and canning mustard, building the duck coop, the turkey coop, and the turkey pen, rabbit medical kit, and some of the rabbit breeding vids, and one that gets hit at least weekly and is the only canning parsnips video on youtube or was when I made it, so I think that one will build) so I think that is a good chunk of it. As I understand the way it works for the blog is that SA still gets a larger percentage of the ad revenue and I get only a little. I have not transferred my farm blog onto blogger yet. I can't monetize it on WordPress.com, but I can on blogger. I will likely write it on blogger and mirror it on WP, because I don't want to lose my WP audience.

  6. My English Castle Says:

    You've been busy!

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