Posts Tagged ‘food’

5 Ways We Saved This Week: planting, painting, and a pantry challenge

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 weeding and pests, this equates […]

Teaching Kids in the Kitchen at Easter: Resurrection Rolls

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 rolls become hollow.   When […]

How to Stockpile Food: 5 Easy Steps

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.  Having food on hand is wonderful during lean […]

Crazy-low food prices are found at Aldi

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 nice-looking 90% […]

5 Ways We Saved This Week

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. 3.  Consignors are allowed to shop the preview sale.  […]

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