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Home Again

December 27th, 2016 at 12:22 pm

After a lovely four days in the Twin Cities for Christmas, we're home. My brother and his wife are the best. Their house is on the market so we talked about staying in a motel to keep out of their hair, but we managed well. I cut back a bit on the vast amounts of wine, champagne, and brandy I usually bring them, but I hope we were still generous enough. I made a mint grasshopper ice cream tart which was great and a spinach pear salad for Christmas Eve. Lots of Wisconsin cheese as well. We made some time yesterday to go to the Martin Luther and Art show at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and then headed home.

That and some road food and a breakfast with friends meant the financial outlay was minimal, but real frugality cranks up now. We've decided to do our usual pizza and movie NY, but I've already started crockpot soup for the next few days. I see a couple days of digging out of Christmas--some returns, etc, but mostly small errands. Off to the library for some DVDs and books!

5 Responses to “Home Again”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you had a lovely time! Your mint grasshopper tart sounds interesting!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Sounds like a really nice time. I am cranking up my frugality, too! Just came home from the library, and I didn't even buy any $1 books at the never-ending book sale!

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Glad you had a great time!

  4. livingalmostlarge Says:

    What a great time.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Glad your trip went well.

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