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And continues some more...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014      1 comments

I made the pumpkin pies this evening. I used a low carb recipe from George Stella, but I made two of them with sugar instead of splenda. They have a "praline" crust - finely chopped pecans, splenda (or sugar), cinnamon, and butter. Like a graham... Read more

And continues...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014      2 comments

I woke up early this morning and lay in bed panicking about not having enough food to eat. I found a site that tells you how much you need of each thing to serve different numbers of people. According to them, I have enough turkey, but not enoug... Read more

The countdown continues

Monday, November 24, 2014      2 comments

I got all of the shopping done yesterday. I hope! Everything on my list, anyway. I spent about $71 on food, plus things like kitchen towels and hot pads and a new turkey roaster. That's what I actually spent, not what will actually be used for ... Read more

Countdown to Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 23, 2014      6 comments

Ok, now there are 14 confirmed people for dinner (one of whom I'm not at all sure is coming), and five maybes. I had been figuring on about 14 people when I started put this together, but, like Topsy, it just growed. I called a friend toda... Read more

Thanksgiving Planning Update

Wednesday, November 19, 2014      3 comments

So at the moment I have somewhere between ten and eighteen people coming for Thanksgiving dinner. Well, between nine and seventeen people coming, plus me. Two people haven't responded. They're international students and I don't know whethe... Read more

A brilliant idea!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014      1 comments

Well, I think so, anyway. I have an extra freezer in the garage that's empty at the moment. If I turn it on low I should be able to use it as a fridge for Thanksgiving! I should be able to either move things from the fridge in the house out ther... Read more

Broccoli Slaw with Cranberries and Pecans

Tuesday, November 18, 2014      2 comments

Thought I'd share this recipe with you. It's from the book "Good Cheap Eats: Everyday Dinners and Fantastic Feasts for $10 or Less," by Jessica Fisher, author of the blog "Good Cheap Eats." There were LOTS of recipes that sounded good and eithe... Read more

This Year's Thanksgiving Menu - Can I Do it For $60?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014      4 comments

My menu this year will be similar to last year's. It will be for somewhere between nine and sixteen people. (Two haven't responded to my invitations, I told the group that matches folks with international students I could take three more, and th... Read more

Last Year's Thanksgiving Dinner - serves 12 for under $50

Monday, November 17, 2014      1 comments

Haven't been keeping track of my food spending, but haven't been doing too terribly. Have thrown out too much food because I didn't get it cooked and/or didn't get it put in the freezer. That's much worse in my book than spending too much at the... Read more

October Food Stamp Challenge Roundup

Saturday, November 01, 2014      0 comments

Well, I didn't do well the end of the month. Ate out of my pantry, fridge and freezer (food that I didn't buy with the food stamp challenge money), probably bought more food that I didn't need, and ate out a few extra times. As I said before, it... Read more

October Food Stamp Challenge - Day 23 (Thursda

Thursday, October 23, 2014      4 comments

I know, I said yesterday that I quit. But I changed my mind. I decided that I might as well go ahead and finish out the month, even if I do go over. And I have. I'm at about $122, and my budget for the month is $120. But so be it. That doesn't m... Read more

The end of the challenge

Wednesday, October 22, 2014      6 comments

I quit. I didn't go through the end of the month. Not because I wasn't willing to eat cheaply, but because I wasn't willing to eat properly and all of my Food Stamp Challenge food was good, healthy food. I've been eating way off plan since late ... Read more

October Food Stamp Challenge - Days 16 and 17 (Thursday and Friday)

Saturday, October 18, 2014      3 comments

Went to Aldi Friday for fresh veggies, which were on sale. Would have gotten some tomatoes, but they were out. The cabbage was a big head. I don't know if you've shopped there, but everything is priced by the "package." A head of cabbage, for ex... Read more

October Food Stamp Challenge - Day 15 (Wednesday)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014      2 comments

Same ol' same ol'. Cauliflower and egg salad for lunch. Squash leaf and egg soup for supper. Didn't get anything out in time to thaw for supper, which is reason for eggs twice. Got out a package of chicken livers, though, and they're in the frid... Read more

October Food Stamp Challenge - Day 14 (Tuesday)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014      4 comments

Back on track today. Hurray! Lunch was a salad of tuna, lettuce, carrot, mayo, and flaxmeal. Supper was a scramble of eggs, zucchini, onion, and broccoli cooked in coconut oil, plus a cup of tea with cream and splenda. Don't remember ... Read more


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