Food Waste · Frugal Cooking · Uncategorized

Frugal Dinner: Use It Up Style

Sometimes… lots of times… I have a bad habit of wasting food.  Produce in particular.  I buy it with the best of intentions, and it languishes in the fridge until it gets wrinkly or moldy, then it gets tossed out.  Obviously this is very unfrugal, I should not ever be wasting food. So when deciding…… Continue reading Frugal Dinner: Use It Up Style

Food Waste · Frugal Cooking · Improvising · Reducing Waste

The Tuesday Night Treasure Hunt

The Tuesday Night Treasure Hunt… otherwise known as cleaning out the fridge.  I’m not sure “treasure” is quite the right word for it, but a dose of optimism never hurts, amiright? Every Tuesday evening, Hubs and I go to the kitchen and root around in the fridge.  I plan our menus for the week, so…… Continue reading The Tuesday Night Treasure Hunt

Food Waste · Grocery Shopping · Reducing Waste · Saving Money

Don’t Throw Out That Hummus!

Billi Jo, my bestie, lives in rural North Dakota.  As such, hummus is not plentiful in her neck of the woods.  I suggested she drive into the nearest town where markets carry it and buy  half a dozen containers to bring home.  Her response was one I should have seen coming:  “They would spoil before…… Continue reading Don’t Throw Out That Hummus!

Food Waste · Frugal Cooking · Improvising · Mistakes Happen

How NOT To Cook A Frugal Meal

As I posted in this entry, tonight and tomorrow night’s dinners were going to be beef stew.  Sounds delicious, right?  Probably would’ve been… if we’d been able to cook it.  A very valuable lesson was learned today:  If there’s a hole in the packaging of the meat you are thawing, it will turn into zombie flesh.…… Continue reading How NOT To Cook A Frugal Meal

Chicken Recipe · Food Waste · Frugal Cooking · Uncategorized

I didn’t crush my Mother-in-Law’s Legacy

Hubs and I began dating when in the fall of 1996, when I was 16.  One of the first stories I heard about his parents’ early years was the “Cinnamon chili” story.  Shortly after they married, my mother-in-law mistook the bottle of cinnamon for the chili powder and proceeded to dump copious amounts of cinnamon…… Continue reading I didn’t crush my Mother-in-Law’s Legacy