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
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
I’ve never been a person to bring leftovers home from restaurants. My general plan has always been to stuff myself and leave the leftovers on the plate. Obviously that wasn’t good, both from a health point and a wallet point. Last week, Hubs and I went to Chipotle for our normal weekly lunch out. I…… Continue reading Doggy Bag, Please!
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!
You know what I like? When three good things come together to make a really really really good thing. An easy to prepare meal. A cheap to prepare meal. A tasty meal. What meal meats these qualifications, you may ask? Well, probably a whole ton of recipes and meal ideas. But the one I am…… Continue reading Fast and Frugal…
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
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