Archives for April 2008

3 Moms ~ 3 Kitchens ~ 31 Days

Around the blog world there are daily posts by frugal bloggers showing off their best deals of the week. I love looking at the bargains people are getting, but sometimes I wonder, "Can they be living off free toothpaste, shampoo and cereal?" If you have ever wondered what an entire month of shopping looks like for someone who is probably just like you, trying to raise a family and save money on a … [Read more...]

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love baking and this chocolate chip cookie recipe has been in my family for years. I can remember my mom making it when I was a kid, and then I made it for my kids. Now my own kids make this recipe for themselves! One day I came home and my oldest son was just pulling the last sheet of cookies out of the oven. The kitchen smelled delicious! I couldn't wait to grab a cookie and an ice cold glass … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Week of April 27

This week we were supposed to go camping. We had to cancel because we still have sick kids and my husband had some things come up at work, so he is unable to leave town this week. I am disappointed because I love camping food, but the menu must go on. I am still sticking to my grocery budget and my pledge to eat healthier, so most of these meals are low cost and moderately healthy. For those of … [Read more...]

Homemade Bread Crumbs

  My whole adult life I have always purchased bread crumbs. A few weeks ago, during one of my baking days, I wondered why in the world I wasn't making them myself. I guess I thought it would be too hard or time consuming. It isn't! Making bread crumbs is simple. Take leftover bread, make sure it isn't stale, but dry. You can dry out your bread by putting it in the oven at 300 degrees … [Read more...]

Tipster Tuesday – Grocery list help

I realize there are many shopping lists available to download for free on the web. I prefer the pen and paper method. I think writing it down helps me to remember it better. Let's back up a little and talk about grocery lists. Question: Why do you need a list when you go to the store? Answer: Because without a list you will forget something, and you will purchase at least 10 things you … [Read more...]

Menu Plan ~ Week of April 21st

Here is something to think about. When you plan your menu for the week think about your weekly activities. I didn't do this last week and some of the meals I had planned didn't work out because I wasn't home in time to make them. This menu is sort of healthy, our grocery money is running low so some of the meals are pantry meals this week. Breakfasts pancakes, waffles, French toast, bagels, … [Read more...]