I am so excited to be participating in a wonderful link up all about the upcoming Great American Backyard Campout this Saturday, June 23rd. Today’s participants will encourage you in many ways. Be sure to visit all the sites listed at the end of this post to inspire you to have fun camping with your children in the backyard! This will be our first time
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
This past Saturday was another impromptu batch cooking day. Saturday morning I made a double batch of pancakes while we were having an easy-going morning. The benefits of the batch resulted in two gallon-sized freezer bags stacked full of pancakes. Then, after Hodgepodgedad’s trip to the grocery, I found myself blessed with six pounds of ground turkey. I slid one package into the slow cooker.
Keeping up the Friday habit of sharing a helpful habit. Today, Cooking Fun! What is cooking fun? It’s simply the habit of letting the children have fun making something easy in the kitchen. We keep a Cook Box stocked with simple cake mixes and ingredients to make it even easier. Since we are eating out of the pantry and freezer again, rather than share a
Yes, a meal plan stacked high with sandwiches. I need to hone my sandwich making skills with warmer weather coming. But it won’t be just any regular ol’ sandwiches. Inspiration comes from $5 Dinners Breakfast and Lunch Cookbook as well as the red and white checked I’m Writing My Own Cookbook. So settle in and grab one for your plate. But first, Cooking Fun: Two
“A man ought to eat what’s offered and be glad to get it!” ~ Rose Watson, Mitford Series My freezer is depleted thanks to the last couple month’s worth of freezer/pantry challenges and good, cheap eats. So, it’s time to batch cook again. Maybe a mini Big Cook. I’ll use what I have on hand in the big wheat barrels plus pick up bags of
Slow because I love my slow cooker. Southern because I am and that’s the finest kind of frugal, comfort food. Sunny, simply because it’s spring time! I’ve been browsing my Southern Living magazines and their site for a fresh, two weeks worth of meal ideas. With a few Hodgepodge favorites thrown in for good measure. First, Cooking Fun. Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies (made with