Cast & CharactersThere are some recurring folks in our lives I use abbreviations for; here is a quick rundown.
F (Buggle): Oldest Son, 8 years old (b.2007)
Su (Mouse): Oldest Daughter, 7 years old (b. 2008)
W (Bull): Second Son, 5 years old (b. 2009)
J (Jack): Youngest Son, 2.5 years old (b. 2012)
Daisy: Youngest Daughter (b. May 2015)
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Yesterday we had this conversation at the dinner table, while eating the leftover meat from a turkey stew S was making. Each child had a turkey drumstick and was picking the meat off and eating it. W: (upon seeing the … Continue reading
This one is vegetarian, and also requires very little time in the kitchen. About two cups of pre-cooked black-eyed peas Two Tablespoons of frozen smoked tomato puree 1/4 cup of frozen roasted eggplant puree One medium onion chopped 3-5 whole … Continue reading
One of the things we frequently do on the weekends is cook a pound of some dry bean. In the summer we often cook lentils, chickpeas, or black beans but in the winter we usually cook some kind of white … Continue reading
The other day I decided that I needed to do a bit more to reduce our grocery bill and better manage our resources. When we lived in the western part of the state I had access to several very fine … Continue reading
One of the things I have learned over the years about frugal cooking and entertaining is the importance of stocking the freezer and pantry with foods that I can quickly incorporate into meals in order to either stretch a dish … Continue reading
One of the things that will be changing in three weeks when F goes to school is our eating habits. Although I sometimes give the children a snack after lunch we normally just eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. F’s school … Continue reading
Last year my mother called on my birthday (late August). “It’s the end of late summer.” she said ” I always think of that line when I think of your birthday.” And it is the end of late summer. Yesterday … Continue reading
Well another month has flown by and it’s time to re-evaluate and figure out what I’m doing next. Yesterday I sat down and planned out a good bit of our second session of school which will start at the end … Continue reading
So one of my goals this month is to do no more laundry in a day than I can have folded and put away by evening chore time. For me this means about three loads. Amazingly I’ve actually seen the … Continue reading