This September Meal Plan uses a lot of techniques where you can freeze parts of meals or the leftovers for similar dinners later in the month. See “Your #1 Ally: The Meal Plan” for more tips on how I use a monthly meal plan to save money and time. [Read more...]
One of the best parts is that you can customize it so it is just the way you like it. Want dried fruit, such as raisins or cranberries? Maybe some chocolate chips? Sure, add them in.
My base recipe is very healthy and uses no artificial sweeteners or preservatives, so it is also much better than what you can buy. It is also very inexpensive to make. It comes out crunchy with lots of oat clusters, and tastes great in a bowl of milk. [Read more...]
I would like to try some of your frugal living suggestions, like freezing leftovers and produce, but I have a problem. My freezer is just TOO SMALL!
I live in an apartment and only have a limited amount of space. Should I just give up trying to cram more food into the freezer or is there some magical solution to making it work? [Read more...]
So much so that I even shelled out money for an actual Lasagna Pan deep enough to hold all the layers of deliciousness.
Previously, I was using my 9X12 baking pan, but could only fit about half the layers and had to stick other baking sheets below it to catch the inevitable overflow. Since I have been making homemade lasagna more often, now that we have lots of fresh garden tomatoes for sauce, I felt it deserved an appropriately sized pan.
My word, it make the entire process – from arranging the layers to cleanup – so much easier! As my husband says, you have to have the right tool for the job. [Read more...]
For him, there is little to look forward to, and a lot of Summer fun to give up. When I asked him a couple weeks ago to go through the papers in his binder from last year, he dumped the entire thing into the trashcan. (Recently, I found I had still saved every paper and essay and drawing from grade school through college.)
It was hard for me to get his attitude at first. [Read more...]
One morning recently my computer started making a weird clicking sound, and then was entirely dead within minutes. It was a very good computer, and had no issues before that, so I was stunned to experience complete hard drive failure. I was also very unprepared for that to happen.