Our feeding the larger family ways will help you feed a crowd and take a break during the holidays! October is potato month for me for several reasons. Not only are potatoes frugal and can be served in a variety of ways, but October is right up next to November and December. October is the month I pile the potatoes in the freezer – freeing
I think this has to be my favorite Pinterest find yet! I showed it to Middle Girl and she took off with it. We got a few pieces of poster board and she got out the markers, scissors and tape. How much does a piece of poster board cost? A dollar? Maybe $1.50. Plus the cost of an afternoon of fun making it! Cheap and
I remember having salmon loaf growing up. I don’t think I realized then that it was my grandmother’s recipe. I surely didn’t know just how frugal the recipe is. And it wasn’t until I served it to my own family that I found out what a hit it would be. I expected them to make faces. Flipping through the red and white checked I’m Writing
Raise your hand if you love hummus. Yes, yes, lots of folks out there. Me too! Ok. How many of you pay big bucks for one of those tiny tubs of hummus at the store? A few, yes. How many have this little problem of keeping food and snacks stocked in your house? Me too! Well, I’m here to share my way of saving big
Yep! Can you believe it? I made homemade wheat thins. What prompted me was not only my addiction to these crispy delicious snack crackers but the $3.50 for a family-sized box. The box that lasts less than a week around here. Now, the recipe is fairly simple. And all together it didn’t take too much time. It’s just that next time I will use a
I used to be able to point to one or two really big things that have made a difference in our family life because of our frugal living lifestyle. I tried my best to narrow down some topics to share with you today. But I couldn’t. See, since I first found the many freedoms in frugal living, the habits spread to all parts of our
With a make-your-own souvenir t-shirt you can save money (whatever the cost of souvenir t-shirts are x seven family members). And, dipping everyone’s hands into red paint sure builds memories. My kind of stuff! With these cute crabs, we preserved children’s handprints too. So, last week at the beach, we made beach crab t-shirts as our souvenirs. We simply bought big packs of plain, white
With seven in our household it seems we are always out of something. Especially with the two eldest children constantly grazing. However, since I replaced store-bought yogurt with homemade slow cooker yogurt, I don’t have to ration yogurt cups. I can say yes, please have some yogurt. Slow cooker yogurt is so easy to make. The recipe is simple – just two ingredients. Slow cooker.