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Month: February 2015

Tuna Noodle Casserole – A Food Storage Friendly Meal!

Tuna Noodle Casserole – A Food Storage Friendly Meal!

Ahhh….Tuna Noodle Casserole. Doesn’t that evoke childhood memories?I happen to love it! I eat 80/20 most of the time, focusing on eating healthy. Then sometimes, I want some childhood comfort food. Tuna Noodle Casserole is one of those meals!My Grandma Ertz made it. My mom makes it. We had it during Lent and we had it during the rest of the year. It is a meal that is simple to put together and all the ingredients are food storage, pantry…

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Life For Women During Wartime: Life Without Men

Life For Women During Wartime: Life Without Men

(The history geek in me has arisen again. And probably will many more times.)During wartime (WWI and WWII), many men were gone. Men ages 18-42 were either drafted or volunteered to fight. Some were pressed into service in other ways. Some were given reprieve if the government thought their talents lie elsewhere like farming. By the end of WWII, 16 million men had or were serving in some capacity. Some of the men returned home early, but usually with injuries.That…

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Do You Have Too Much or Just Enough For Your Needs?

Do You Have Too Much or Just Enough For Your Needs?

Here is some questions to ask yourself:1. If you had to leave your home in an emergency, could you?2. Would you be able to leave your things and stockpiles behind?3. Do you buy things just to have them or because they will serve a purpose not yet fulfilled by something else?4. Do you buy a new pot just in case you might need it, even though you might have three already in that size or can serve the same purpose?5….

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Sunday Savings on the Homestead Week 6: Meal Planning and No Eating Out Week

Sunday Savings on the Homestead Week 6: Meal Planning and No Eating Out Week

Every Sunday I will be posting a Sunday Savings on the Homestead. This posts will concentrate on one money saving thing you and I can do to save money for the week. Some will be easy, some will be be a bit difficult, and all will concentrate on one way to save money for the week. Please join me in trying to live a frugal life in 2015!I have been in a huge meal planning crunch lately. With junior high…

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Maxpedition TRIPTYCH™ Organizer Giveaway

Maxpedition TRIPTYCH™ Organizer Giveaway

Have you heard of this organizing bag before? The Maxpedition TRIPTYCH™ Organizer is one awesome bag! This is a bag you will not have to worry about ripping, tearing, getting dirty and not becoming clean again, and can handle a bit of rain! Who wouldn’t want one?  Here is your chance! One winner will be chosen to receive the Maxpedition TRIPTYCH™ Organizer. The only two things for your to qualify for this giveaway: you must be at least 18, and live…

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Food Rationing, Food Storage, and Wartime: We Have Much To Learn

Food Rationing, Food Storage, and Wartime: We Have Much To Learn

I am a history geek. There is no one era in time that catches my fancy. All of them do. Lately, I have been studying food rationing during wartime during World War 1 and 2 in America and Britain. Some things have really caught my attention.1. The government will step in and tell farmers what they can plant, where they can plant, and to do so in the most efficient way. The government will focus on the crops that will…

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