Monthly Archives: June 2011


Respect
(photo)   Dear Abby:  I found the following in an old textbook in a thrift store.  I want the boys who will someday date my granddaughter to read it, believe it, and live by it. This is My Date “Line” The parents of my girlfriend place their trust in me.  I will not violate it. I will respect my girlfriend as I expect other men to respect my sister. I will respect womanhood because my mother is a woman.  I […]

Thoughtful Thursday – Date “Line”




Another week, another menu…I feed my family of four on a monthly budget of $250.  That budget includes any going out to eat, diapers for my son, and general household needs (toiletries, cat food, etc).  I wanted to post what we eat on a weekly basis to give you an idea  : This week’s menu is going to be tough…I’m starting my gluten free diet, and as of yet, I don’t actually have any gluten-free flours, baking mixes, or anything.  […]

Menu Monday


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I have to thank my son for inspiring me to make this.   (In other words, he screamed “I want pudding PLEASE!” over and over until I couldn’t stand it anymore.)  I didn’t have any boxed or premade pudding, so I searched online and found this great and simple homemade recipe:   AUNT EDNA’S HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE PUDDING (From Cooks.com) (Read more about it at www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1940,144177-224201,00.html Content Copyright © 2011 Cooks.com – All rights reserved.) 1 (almost heaping) tbsp. Hersheys cocoa […]

Friday’s Frugal Food – Homemade Chocolate Pudding and Raspberries






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I’ve had emergency kits for years now, but I’ve never felt like they really held all that they should.  Every month it seems that we hear of a natural disaster somewhere…whether it’s incredible numbers of tornadoes hitting the south or earthquakes local or overseas, these disasters are a part of our lives, whether we like it or not.   So, I’m going to be “revamping” my emergency kits, and I hope you’ll join me in updating yours as well!  If […]

Updating or Putting Together a 72-hour kit (Emergency kit)


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Another week, another menu…I feed my family of four on a monthly budget of $250.  That budget includes any going out to eat, diapers for my son, and general household needs (toiletries, cat food, etc).  I wanted to post what we eat on a weekly basis to give you an idea (an asterisk indicates a new recipe I’m trying) :   Monday – Breakfast (Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, Fruit)   Tuesday – *Cordon Blue Casserole   Wednesday – Beans and Rice […]

Menu Monday June 20