My husband is a HUGE apple pie fan, so ever since his Aunt Anita started giving some of her canned apple pie filling to us for Christmas, I have been wanting to learn to do the same. Well, I finally did it! Friday, the boys and I went to her home where we all, including Grandma, peeled, cored and sliced up 6 large boxes of the hugest apples I have ever seen. She then taught me all the steps to canning and sent me home with 16 jars AND a box of apples. We had fun and I learned a lot, including that canning apples is not very difficult. I don't know what the exact cost ended up as there was a lot of sugar involved, among other things. I do know, Keep Reading
Menu Plan Monday – Finally!
This is the first time in a while that I have actually had my grocery shopping done at the beginning of the week in order for me to have a menu planned for Monday. It is really quite calming to be done for the week, so let's hope this is a trend that will continue!Breakfast:* Waffles*Bob's Breakfast, aka: yogurt & granola with milk and fruit*eggs on toast*oatmealLunch:*tuna fish sandwiches (have to use up all that tuna somehow!)*PB&J's, fruit*Mac&Cheese, fruit smoothieSnacks:*strawberry banana smoothies*zucchini bread*hummus & crackers*almonds & cranberries*carrots from the garden (no really, they eat them like candy!)Dinner:*Tuna Keep Reading
My $40 Food Budget and Menu Planless Monday
Don't you hate it when you go into a store for "just one thing" and come out with a whole bag worth?!I went into Fred Meyers today to get the 5/$10 deal using my $1/1 Cheerios challenge coupons and ended up using half my food budget there. There were some good deals, though, so I'm actually glad I stopped. I will even admit, to the loyal Freddies fans, last week was a good week at Fred Meyer. Enjoy that, it doesn't happen often.Fred Meyer 6.07lbs. Foster Farms Chicken Breasts $6.01Cheerios $2 (only one left, but I got a rain check!)canteloupe $.37/lb. = $1.71bananas $.59/lb. = $1.61red grapes $.98/lb. = $1.78leaf lettuce $132 oz. Daisy sour cream Keep Reading
Frugal Dinners: Slow Cooker Chuck Roast
Slow Cooker Chuck Roast One thing you must know about me (Angela) is that I do not enjoy cooking. I am not particularly good at it. And when I become a millionaire, I plan to hire a full time cook/massage therapist/laundry folder. That said, I thought it may be helpful to post some dinners that I scrape together to inspire those who are bent in a similar way. Here's what I made for Friday's dinner: Slow Cooker Chuck Roast You will eventually notice that I do exactly the same thing with all other beef crockpot meals. Here are my ingredients: First, I dumped a 1 lb bag of baby carrots ($1) and about 7 organic, chopped potatoes ($.50) in Keep Reading
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