Monthly Archives: May, 2011

My “Couponing for Community” donation

I posted earlier this week about “Couponing for Community”. The post I’m taking my donation today. Here are the pictures. 27 items including 12 body washes. 19 items including cereal and 1 pack of tuna. Not pictured, 6 barbecue sauces, 2 containers of drink mix and 4 boxes of pasta. 58 total items. Because of …

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To meal plan, or not to meal plan.

It’s a never-ending question for me.  I don’t like the idea of meal plans, it’s the rebel in me. Meal plans=”the man” I shake my fist at “the man”, I’m a renegade. I don’t want to be “the man”, I’m too cool, too young, too hip to be “the man” but I’m not really a …

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A grocery trip, turkey chili, a pound cake and a boozy cocktail

I’m a coupon shopper. Have I said that before? I shop frugally. I went to Kroger today. I bought 80 items, including milk, kale, leeks, bread(x2), cheese, tomatoes, frozen veggies, chips and much more. I spent $87.67 (including $4 for cake flour), I saved $115.54. I use coupons, but I also shop weekly sales which …

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The things I find on the inter-webs.

It’s funny, the blogs I find on the inter-webs. Last night I found this great looking pound cake recipe on Lenore Diane’s Thoughts exactly. It looks like a great recipe, I’m going to try it tomorrow. One problem, no cake flour. I can buy cake flour, but if I can “fix” my flour to use …

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Couponing for Community…This week!

Did you know that this week is a special week for food donations?  Below is a DIRECT COPY of a blog post by Kingdom First Mom (Alyssa).  I could not have said it better so I give you her post word for word. Alyssa’s site is a great frugal living resource for me.  Please go …

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Tri-Color Tuscan bean stew (Meatless Monday)

We’re meatless again this Monday. I’m not sure that my kids are enjoying this, because we’re carnivores at heart, but my husband has been supportive. I say he has been supportive, but only to a certain extent. I found a recipe for black bean burgers and my husband, who is very funny, said “You know …

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What I’m reading in the blog world this week.

I’m a day behind, thankfully I am not a dollar short. 😉  I love blog surfing, I find so many wonderful things! I’ve got birthday brain, my husband’s birthday was May 2nd and my birthday is coming up on the 18th, I think that’s why I am looking at so many cake recipes this week.  …

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I made lasagna in the slow cooker. Seriously.

  I made lasagna in my slow cooker  today. It’s Mother’s day. We are home bound, due to my daughter’s toe, so I wanted to make an easy dinner. What better way to make my dinner easy then to use my slow cooker? I used pretty much the same recipe I use when I make …

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A sweet potato chip update

I wanted to share this update with anyone who wanted to try using the dehydrator to make sweet potato chips. Since we are stuck at home this weekend, while my daughter’s toe heals, I decided to make another batch of sweet potato chips. I made this batch with a much thinner slice. They are perfect, …

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This week in gardening, garden gab week 7

Not a lot has changed garden wise this week.  Everything is still growing and beginning to flower.  Gardens in the beginning, since most of my plants were started  in my garden (from seeds), is slow going.  It’s similar to new-born infant tending in the beginning. You put a lot of work into it and don’t …

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