Menu Plan January 15-21

I am trying to keep up with my menu plans because:: 1. It gives me future ideas 2. We all know it saves money 3. You can think through how to buy a special ingredient and use it up before it’s spoils and has to be thrown out. For instance Basil or last week I […]

Benefits of Menu Planning

I had a friend ask on Facebook what people were serving for dinner on a regular basis. It’s a good question. You get stuck in a rut and you want to find out what others are doing, because their rut is different than your rut. And before you know it you have 5 new meals. […]

Menu Plan Monday November 14-19

It’s been a while since I have put up a menu plan, but the truth is I do them all the time. Even if you have no desire to coupon to save money, you can still save a ton of money by meal planning. I have ruined my family. I love to cook and the […]

My Review of French Prairie Gardens CSA

I have never done a CSA – Consumer Support Agriculture. The biggest reason is everyone tells you that you will get so many veggies you won’t be able to eat them all. Early on my kids weren’t big veggie eaters, so it didn’t make sense. Now it’s changed and they eat a lot. The other […]

Word Of Mouth Worth the Splurge

You know me, I love a splurge every now and then. If you have followed me long you can pretty much guess that my splurge will be about food. There is nothing I love more than a good meal out, with quality food, good portions and great service. We have found that perfect place for […]

Grilled Peach Salsa

If you can make peach salsa then you most surely can make grilled peach salsa right?? A few weeks ago we picked up 72 lbs of peaches. In my mind it seemed like a much smaller amount than it actually was. Nonetheless, we froze some of them and we are now eating and cooking with […]

10 Uses for Zucchini That Doesn’t Include a Casserole

If you planted even one zucchini plant you are looking for ways to use it. If you planted more than one, you are probably the one dropping them on neighbors doorsteps at night, desperately trying to get rid of it. Don’t worry, there are so many ways to use zucchini, millions of things even, but […]

My One Splurge: Local Food

Enjoy this guest post from Alexis Bonari Since adopting minimalism and frugal habits, I’ve cut out most of the luxuries I used to count as part of daily life: eating out at nice French or Italian restaurants, gourmet coffee from the café down the street, buying new and cute clothes every month—you get the picture. […]

I am a Spender. How Do I Change My Ways Now?

I am writing a short series on how to stop being a spender.  If you haven’t been following start HERE and you can catch up. If you are back and continuing on, thank you.  Last time we talked about figuring out your priorities.  We talked about my priority, food, but also the priorities of others, […]

Food Prices Rise as Deals Decline

Have you noticed that food prices are rising? Have you also noticed that the deals out there aren’t as good as they used to be? What is happening? A year ago I had more instant oatmeal than I could shake a stick at. I had cereal for days and the FREE pasta overflowed. As a […]