Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Expenses For Trip South ( Arizona) October 31

I wasn't sure I should post expenses we had for our trip south as parts of it seemed a bit confusing, with it not being a full month. We left October 12th from Canada so had gas and propane expenses for the Canadian portion till we hit the border, but as well, our tank was almost empty from the last trip, so we had a fill on that.

So, based on all that, I decided to give our expenses from the time we hit the USA border, till the time we arrived here in Arizona. 
Expenses based on October 13-October US dollars.

Groceries: $289.63
Gas RV- $980.00
Take Out- $45.25
Propane- $43.07
Laundry- $14.85
Camping- $30.00
Water and dumps- $27.00
SUV Gas-$40

Last Minute Witch Finger Cookies

Halloween party today/ tonight? You still have time to whip up these Last Minute Witch Finger Cookies from Krusteaz.

Prep 10 Minutes
Total Time 21-23 Minutes
Servings 18 Fingers

*** Recipe and photo credit to The Seaside Baker


1 package Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Cookie Mix only the cookie mix pouch
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup unsalted butter softened
1 large egg
10 drops green food coloring
Sliced Almonds

  1. 1//In a large bowl whisk together cookie mix pouch and flour.
  2. 2//Add butter, egg, and green food coloring, and stir until combined and dough has come together into a ball.
  3. 3//Roll dough into 1-inch balls, then roll each ball into into 5-6 inch "fingers" -about 1 inch thick.
  4. 4//Firmly press one sliced almond into the end of each finger to make nails.
  5. 5//Slightly pinch dough together about 1 inch below the almond nail to make the knuckles.
  6. 6//Make a horizontal cut in the center of each knuckle.
  7. 7//Place fingers on a cookie sheet 2 inches a part.
  8. 8//Place cookie sheet in freezer for 15 minutes before baking.
  9. 9//Bake at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown.
  10. 10//Cool for 5 minutes on the pan then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Happy Halloween!

A bit chillier out here in the desert today and with no trick or treaters. But kinda miss it.

We are all "settled" into our little desert corner, till we leave again to go see the girls in Las Vegas, mid November. Yes- both of them are flying in so we'll make the drive and go see them for a few days.
I got my mail all set up again here in Arizona- and another 6 months costing me $60.
It took us 13 days and 2750 miles driving to get here.
Still have to do my expenses perhaps tomorrow to figure our gas, food and other expenses for the month- so stay tuned. I do know gas was alot more expensive driving through Canada till we hit the US border than it is in the USA.
Happy Halloween Everyone!