1. Harvested swiss chard. My daughter really loved gathering and cooking this three times last weekend! (She also used them to decorate plates, as seen with her prized deviled egg preparation!) This year has been one for a major “foundation” gardening project, and, just to (barely) keep up with the [...]
Resurrection Rolls have been around for a while, but we just started making them a few years ago and this tradition is a keeper! Just what are Resurrection Rolls? Very easy to make as a matter of fact- and a teaching tool, as well.
Quite simply, crescent rolls are wrapped around large marshmallows, and, as they bake, the [...]
We began stockpiling food a few years ago for several reasons. We live out a little ways out in the boonies, so trips to the store are time-consuming and gas-guzzling. Also, regular food prices are beyond our budget, particularly as the paycheck either decreases or is delayed. [...]
It was one of those victorious shopping experiences. For weeks I had been eyeing progress on the new Aldi in town and reading up on it a little on other blogs. The grand opening came and went, but, finally, yesterday brought the opportunity to peruse the place. I loaded up the cart with [...]
1. Purchased staples in bulk, including #10 cans to decant and freeze ($2-$4), 10 pounds of oats ($7), and 25 lbs. of flour ($7).
2. Tagged and dropped off outgrown clothing and toys at a consignment sale. Money received for one carload is usually around $200.
I posted this popular oatmeal bar recipe a while back, but quite honestly was not entirely pleased with it. The recipe below is, however, a superstar around here. And it is very versatile- add a little of any dried fruit, coconut, toffee, chocolate chips, wheat germ…you name it. As for my [...]
After months of searching for coupons and sales as found in days of long ago, I discovered last year the great savings of shopping in bulk at Sam’s Club (for staples, not premade appetizers!) And the learning curve began. As I heaved and hauled ridiculously gianormous [...]
Saving on school lunches? We’re all about it, seeing that we could be spending $40 per child each month on school lunches alone! We recently read our state’s guidelines for free and reduced lunch and were shocked to find most families in our area qualify for reduced [...]
“If we have food and clothing, we will be content” (1 Tim 6:8)
Does most of your day revolve around dressing and feeding everyone? Shopping, sorting, spraying, buttoning, pulling on wiggly ones, and washing, too (not just any: just the right ones for field trips, special days, [...]