We have finished off one box of dishwasher detergent. The children were worried we didn't have any more dishwasher soap. We do but I mixed up the homemade "Dishwasher Soap" to give it a try. I love it - there is no more soap residue on any of the dishes. The recipe: 1-1/2 cups Borax (leftover from the laundry soap) 1-1/2 cups baking soda and 1 cup table salt.
Other household cleaners that I use regularly are a window cleaner of 2 cups water, 1/ cup vinegar, and 1/8 cup alcohol. Works well. Saves money. Always renewable with supplies already on hand.
Breakfast: I felt like treating the children so we made crepes with a ricotta and yogurt filling with pineapple chunks. The crepes are - get this - egg free. The recipe idea came from a lacto ovo vegetarian cookbook. 1 cup flour, 1-1/2 cup milk, 1 frozen banana thawed, 2 tbs oil, 1/8 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt. Mix well. Pour 1/3 cup into well greased hot omelet pan. Rotate pan to get batter to thin. Fry and turn when batter is no longer glossy. Hint: eggless recipes take a little longer to cook. This has been true of the cookies with mayonnaise, the cakes, and the crepes. Add a few extra minutes (1/3 of the time originally called for - roughly. On 8-9 minute cookies we added another 3 minutes.)
Lunch: a Duggar Family Favorite, chili served over spaghetti with toppings of cheese, onions or olives ( We just added cheese.) The children liked this twist on some basics
Dinner: A Potato Platter (Idea from The Garden Cafe - now gone out of business)
with ham, chicken, green peppers and onions, topped with a mayonnaise sauce thinned with milk. Cabbage/walnut/raisin salad