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Pantry Challenge Update

Readers, Thanks for watching as I eat down the stockpile of foods in my pantry and freezer. If I weren’t reporting to you on a regular basis I wouldn’t be as mindful of accomplishing my goal. I did finally empty, … Continue reading

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Progress Report II

I’ve yet to inventory my chest freezer. Something about digging through piles of frozen food on a winter day just isn’t that appealing to me. Nonetheless I am working my way through the pantry and freezer compartment of the fridge. … Continue reading

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Dessert & Snacks

I just had to retire my white slacks. As a fashionista (NOT) I only wear my white pants in the spring and summer. I dug them out of the back of the closet to wear last Sunday and I could … Continue reading

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Oven Chicken Fricassee

This is another recipe from Good Food on a Budget. Oven Chicken Fricassee 3 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon paprika 1 2 1/2-3# chicken, cut up 2 tablespoons butter 1 can (10 1/2 oz.) cream of mushroom soup … Continue reading

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15 Minute Creamy Fettuccini

I substituted spaghetti for the fettuccini (because that’s what was in the pantry) and added broccoli, carrots and snow peas. So I guess it would be better to call this 15 minute creamy spaghetti with mixed vegetables. 15 Minute Creamy … Continue reading

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Ham Vegetable Casserole

I started buying Better Homes and Gardens cookbooks almost as soon as I began thrifting. I have quite a collection and many of my favorite recipes come from them. Today’s Ham and Vegetable Casserole has a gold star pasted next … Continue reading

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Taco Meat

When I photographed my groceries I omitted 5 pounds of hamburger. I froze half of it for future use and made taco meat with the rest. Usually I use Betty Crocker’s taco recipe but I found a Costco sized package … Continue reading

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Salmon Burgers

Continuing to share the frugal meals I’ve been eating: I used two cans of Salmon from my pantry and made 8 salmon patties (most of them were frozen) I followed the recipe on the Salmon can but IMHO it has so … Continue reading

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Iced Tea

I’ve  been meaning to do this post for quite some time, but kept forgetting to get my thoughts down. Thanks to Carol who asked why I purchase DaVinci  syrups for being the spark I needed. I grew up in a … Continue reading

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February Groceries & Meal prep

My February shopping looked like this 2-3-16 Grocery Outlet $15.16   2-13-16 Safeway $9.56 and Grocery Outlet $3.98 Safeway was out of 99C/#chicken so I got a rain check 2-15-16 Safeway $11.82 2-25-16 Haggen’s $6.48 Because of dental surgery I’m … Continue reading

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