Turkey soup is a great way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers! I don’t know about you, but I always have a ton of turkey left over from Thanksgiving dinner. I plan it that way. After cooking a huge meal on Thanksgiving, I like to relax and eat leftovers for the rest of the weekend. It … Read more Tightwad Tuesday: Use Up Those Thanksgiving Leftovers!
You asked, and here it is. The list of recipes I’m using for the month. Since up until now I haven’t cooked a lot with dried beans, I’m trying a lot of recipes I’ve found online. So, keep in mind that these recipes are new to me, and I haven’t tried most of them yet. … Read more A Month of Menus and Frugal Recipes
This month I went into ultra-frugal mode. After blowing my eating out budget again, and again, and again, I decided I’ve had enough. It’s time to buckle down, plan a little better, and actually stay within my budget for once. When planning my budget, I found myself faced with a few problems. The first is … Read more Plan Your Grocery Shopping for a Month to Save Money
If you’re like me, you know what sort of day I’m talking about. The one that seems will never end, yet six o’clock rolls around too quickly; you’re left cranky from hunger and wondering what to make for dinner. Days like these are big budget busters for me as I’m often all too tempted to … Read more 3 Quick and Frugal Alternatives to Fast Food Dinner
As I posted last week, I’m taking a different strategy to reducing my grocery bill this month. I made out a menu plan for the entire month, and I will be doing the bulk of my shopping this morning. I will be buying almost all of the imperishable stuff, as well as produce and milk … Read more A Full Month Worth of Frugal Menu Planning
I feel like I should break into the dance from Dora the Explorer…”We did it! We did it! We did it…yeah!” That’s right. One month. No eating out. At all. It wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be. I figured the kids would give me a really hard time, but once we … Read more We Did It — A Month Without Eating Out!!!!