Monthly Archives: June 2009

“Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one’s own person is its ultimate reward”-Patricia Sampson Thank you, for the beautiful photo.

Thursday’s Thought

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This was my Albertson’s convenient food storage run:Before discounts, the total was $52.27 After discounts, the total was $18.09 (65% discount)PLUS, I got $10 off my next purchase, so if you count that, it was only $8.09. I don’t count it, because that $10 discount does not represent my out of pocket. I will post next week’s shopping trip including this discount.What I got:-6 boxes cereal -1 24-oz bottle ketchup FREE (I had a coupon for a free ketchup)-1 Wishbone […]

Thrifty Thursday

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It’s been a hectic week, so I’m sorry I haven’t posted in awhile. All is well here, however, and I wanted to post a little deal about food storage. A lot of people have no clue how much they need….Okay, so a year’s supply, 3-months supply, whatever. How much is that? Little kids don’t need as much as adults, so how do you figure that out? At (NOT to be confused with Providentliving.ORG, the LDS church website), there’s a […]

Food Storage Friday – How Much Do You Need?

I’ll be eating mostly from the pantry this week (with the exception of fresh produce), so, and saving the money in our grocery budget for something else….a couch!! (I cannot stand our old couches:-)) Here’s the couch I’m saving for: Because I’m feeling SOO motivated to save up for that couch quickly, I have the drive I need to really stretch our food farther. So, here’s the plan for the week: Monday – Chicken Enchiladas – Cheese ($1.50), chicken ($1.49), […]

Menu Monday – Eating from the pantry

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Everyone who knows me knows I’m a big fan of gardening. It’s one of the best ways to become self-reliant…I tried to build up my garden this year, and so far it’s growing well, albeit slowly. Or maybe I’m just too impatient? This is our corn…we had only 3 plants last year that survived the summer hailstorm. This year we’ve got 12 plants growing. The plan: eat em all, freeze what we don’t eat fresh. Some of our tomatoes are […]

How’s YOUR Garden Coming?