The last week was hetic. Ds#3 started college classes and we spe... moreThe last week was hetic. Ds#3 started college classes and we spent a good part of it tackeling things like dd#2's supervision while he was at class and I was at work (I paid the sitter that quit and she went there for an hour each day), him learning the bus schedule to get to and from classes, and his cooking schedule (he is learning how to use the crock pot). Twice a week he has a day that starts early and last a little longer than the others, I will cook on those nights and one other. He will cook on the other 2 nights till dh moves out then I will cook m-f & dd will get weekends. DD#2 and I managed to go through her clothes and thankfully she doesn't need any new clothes for school most of what she has will fit and are in good shape. I have enough school supplies in my closet the onyl thing she'll need is a back pack and dh can get that for her.
Dh is taking dd#2 to the state fair this morning and I have no clue when they will be home.
I will be having a less enjoyable morning. A couple weeks ago a tooth brok... less
I am busy splitting perennials around our farm, like raspberries... moreI am busy splitting perennials around our farm, like raspberries and blackberries for next summers harvest. Anyone who wants starters for berries should ask friends now.
For August, I spent $409! I only try to spend $250-$300 a... more
For August, I spent $409! I only try to spend $250-$300 and my new month has started and so far, I've spent $77 on milk, deli meat, bread, canned oranges, readi-whip, 2 honeydews, cantaloupe, bananas, noodle soup mix, potatoes and eye care/toiletries.
Used up the very ripe bananas for banana cake for a work potluck. DS#2 is a "taste tester" at our house and said it was good. It was spongey, sweet, and soft. He doesn't think it needs confectioner sugar on top, but I cut the sugar in it and will sprinkle a bit on it before serving since my co-workers prefer sweeter items than what I make at home. less
With my father being in the hospital, I have not been here much ... moreWith my father being in the hospital, I have not been here much this week. So I wanted to reach out and make sure all our members are doing ok.
I'd love to see some posts on what you are cooking, how your budgets are doing and what's happening in your gardens, yards, kitchens and lives when I pop in to the community to check on this.
I freesze my tomatoes raw with the peels. When I take them out, ... moreI freesze my tomatoes raw with the peels. When I take them out, I run hot water over thema nd the peel just slips off. I can some of these or cook them down for sauce.
Sometimes. I throw them in the kitchen aid food processer and just mush them up with the peels on. The peels get pretty tiny peices. I use these in soups.
One of the things that most of us buy and don't even think of as a convenience food is pudding mix. The word "mix" should clue us in, but somehow, most of us slip right past it.
Like most "convenience" food, pudding mix costs more than making the food from scratch and it has more ingredient...
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