This past weekend Hodgepodgedad and I celebrated 17 years of marriage! It was a simple celebration spanning a few days. Because celebrating need not be elaborate and doesn’t have to break the bank. Picnic at the Park. Friday night we went through the Chick-fil-a and the Starbucks drive-thrus. We took our picnic of chicken cool wraps and iced coffees to a local park. The park
I really love it when my slow cooker can do the work for me. January usually means a freezer and pantry challenge, including rice and beans. So, about once a month I batch cook some beans to tuck away in the freezer. Especially in the winter months, that means navy beans. Join me at $5 Dinners. I’m putting the slow cooker to work!
Aren’t we all looking to save some money this time of year? I thought so. With that in mind, I’m sharing the top ten Hodgepodge posts of 2011 in celebration of frugal living… Back to Basics Series Meal Plan: Cheap Eats for Two Weeks Frugal Living: Homemade Wheat Thins Frugal Living: Homemade Laundry Detergent (or how I got a $132 a year pay raise) Frugal
I found myself looking through my archives for some Christmas favorites. So, I thought it would be good to place them all in a nice little spot. Favorites like recipes we use often in December, advent resources and holiday and winter art. He appeared and the soul felt its worth… From all three Hodgepodge categories – homemaking, homecooking and homeschooling: Christmas Ponderings: Three Gifts for
: Nana’s Chicken and Dumplings 1 hen (3-5 lbs) boiling, salted water 2 cups self-rising flour 1/4 cup shortening 3/4 cup boiling water salt and pepper to taste Cook hen in boiling water until tender. Remove from broth. Cool chicken. Cut from bone, set aside. Measure 1 quart of broth into large saucepan. Bring to boil. Add chicken. Put flour in bowl. Cut in shortening
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