I had a second (mostly) successful day!
In the interest of having my tank of gas last the rest of the week, my youngest son and I rode bikes to his preschool. It is only about 2 miles each way, but the way I see it, that saved me $2,329 in gas. He thought it was so fun, we are going to do it for the rest of the week.
Yesterday, I had two concerns: How would I use up all the oranges, and what would I feed my friends on Thursday night? Then it hit me. Duh. There is one answer to both questions. And the answer is alcohol. I am going to make the tangelos into martinis. I have had blood orange martinis before... so why not tangelo martinis?
I went ahead and squeezed the juice for the martinis ahead of time, so I would have a better idea of how many oranges I had left. I squeezed 6 oranges, my daughter ate one, I ate two, and I found that one had already started rotting. That means that I went from 13 oranges to 3 oranges. We're going to make it!
We also ate 4 kiwis, and I found a recipe for today that uses up a few potatoes. We're on our way!
But there was one hitch. My daughter brought home a ticket order form for the school variety show, which we have been waiting for, for quite a while. The tickets have to be ordered before the end of this week, so I can't avoid paying for them. So I spent $10.
I have until Saturday morning to prepare and serve 3 oranges, 4 kiwis, 9 onions and 13 potatoes. Can I do it?