Embracing Thrift and Tightwaddery

General Resources The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn. This should be available in your local library. Back in 1999, I borrowed it three separate times before purchasing. The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. Also available from the library in not only...

What To Do With a Whole Turkey

I had a turkey in the freezer that we did not use for Thanksgiving. I admit to being slightly turkey challenged. I’ve roasted a few of them over the years but that is about the extent of my turkey experience. I’m great at using the bird post roasting but...
Favorite Less Beef Meals

Favorite Less Beef Meals

The cost of beef is going up. I’ve read a few different articles that peg the increase anywhere from 4% to 10% and this is a following a record increase of 5% in 2013!  When I was in Oregon last week I bought beef at Trader Joe’s I was shocked at the...
Sprouted Pea Egg Foo Yung

Sprouted Pea Egg Foo Yung

The other day I posted about a wonderful and inexpensive legume that we’ve added to our food storage and menu.  Whole peas come in at only 41 cents a pound (Azure Standard quantity 25 pounds).  We made three tasty dishes with our peas.  One was an Egg Foo Yung....
Favorite Meat-Free Meals

Favorite Meat-Free Meals

In my post yesterday, 5 Ways to Afford Real Food on a Meager Budget, I talked about how we ate less meat but still had high quality meals. In this post I share a few of our favorite meat-free meals. Creamed Onions with Thyme and Sage This is a dish that we love and I...

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