Monthly Archives: June 2011

(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

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 (Read more about it at,1940,144177-224201,00.html Content Copyright © 2011 – All rights reserved.) 1 (almost heaping) tbsp. Hersheys cocoa […]

Friday’s Frugal Food – Homemade Chocolate Pudding and Raspberries