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Month: August 2012

Frugal Activities from the Past Few Weeks and Updates from the Chaos

Frugal Activities from the Past Few Weeks and Updates from the Chaos

We have been a busy, chaotic, crazy bunch these last few weeks. Judging by my bank account, the frugal activities have been slim too, but we have had some! Here is a round-up of what was done through last Sunday. The first week I canned:  – 10 quarts and 2 pints of chicken stock  – 5 pints of pasta sauce  – 7 quarts of dill pickles   – 11 pints of sliced peaches For those curious about how I got…

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What Place Do Grains Have In Your Food Storage?

What Place Do Grains Have In Your Food Storage?

Grains are a difficult and somewhat controversial subject when discussing what should be in the pantry and food storage. Somewhat controversial because some food storage specialists believe that one should buy a hand-cranked grain mill, buy wheat by the load, and grind your own. They are very much correct in this thinking when one considers what you will need if a SHTF situation does occur, the fact that food grade grain is cheaper than processed, and much healthier for you…

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What Do You Plan To Put On Your Food?

What Do You Plan To Put On Your Food?

Condiments and sauces are another overlooked item in the well-stocked pantry and food storage. From time to time, I like to take stock of what I have and I realized one day badly how I was lacking in this area. I did quickly remedy this area as well as continually add to it.Condiments and sauces do so much and take so little effort. They can make a bland meal fantastic, liven up the overdone meat, mask a burnt meal, and…

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Spicing Up Your Food Pantry and Storage

Spicing Up Your Food Pantry and Storage

What do you have in your pantry? If you have followed this blog for awhile, you know I am a complete and total believer in a stocked pantry and well-planned food storage. We eat out of both, but the food from our pantry and food storage would become very bland if we didn’t keep a well-rounded selections of seasonings and spices on hand.Not having seasonings and spices on hand is one of the most overlooked items in food storage. Many…

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I Don’t Know Who To Vote For

I Don’t Know Who To Vote For

This year’s elections have me a little lost, a whole lot confused, and completely frustrated. When I say I don’t know who to vote for, it is a little like saying I don’t know what color to paint the kitchen. Whatever I choose, I will have live with the consequences for years. The current guy is not who I want there now. That I am certain about. I am not a fan of forced universal health care and abusing executive…

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This Week’s Frugal Activities

This Week’s Frugal Activities

This week was a little slow for frugal activities. Not that I wasn’t frugal, but that I did more time consuming things like weeding my garden. So onto the list! – I made a big pan of chicken broth/stock. It is simmering while I type. I save the chicken carcasses from when I roast chickens so I can make this. I will let it cool and can the stock in a few days. – I made my once a month…

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