On my previous post, you might have noticed that our grocery budget is RIDICULOUSLY small. Like, below the USDA Food Estimates by a lot. You can find them HERE. For clarity: On their cheapest plan, they expect us to spend $90 a week or $390 a month for both of us combined. But our budget … Continue reading Rice, Beans, and Paranoia
Up until now, the dog food brand we've been giving our puppers had avoided any of the hugely public lawsuits or failed testing. But... that's no longer true. There's a lawsuit regarding ridiculously high levels of lead in that dog food, and we're worried. There just isn't very much regulation in the dog food industry, … Continue reading Making Our Own Dog Food?
This weekend, my father-in-law was going through the freezer, and he sent home some frozen salmon with us from one of his fishing trips. "Just cut off the not-pink parts," he said. It was a little freezer burned. Mistake #1: Assuming it would take some time to thaw. Mistake #2: Not putting it in a … Continue reading What is This New and Exciting Smell I’ve Discovered?
I thought growing sprouts might be a good idea. I followed the directions exactly. Changed the water 4 or 5 times a day. They barely sprouted and then died and smelled like FEET. What am I doing wrong?!?
I've mentioned it before, but my husband has huge gut issues. He appears to have Celiac's and almost certainly a corn allergy/intolerance, but no matter how careful we are with his food, he just keeps getting sicker. I mean, he's down to rice, peas, and eggs. It's that dire. And if he so much as … Continue reading All Meat Diet for My Husband?
I mentioned before that I had started a Keto Meal Plan from Wholesome Yum, and so far it's going well. It's really nice to not have to figure out what to cook! Here's the newest update. I'm still finding that her plan has far more food than I need in it, so I chose fewer … Continue reading Week Three: Wholesome Yum Keto Meal Plan
My husband has gut issues, and is very limited in what he can eat, so when we go somewhere to eat, we need to provide something for him that's safe. We'll be going to the family Thanksgiving thrown by his side of the family, which means... I need to make food. I'll not be Keto … Continue reading Thanksgiving Prep for My Husband
Last week I mentioned that I had started a Keto Meal Plan from Wholesome Yum, and I started out strong but immediately discovered a big problem. I hadn't understood that you just made SOME of the week's food, not all. So I bought the entire grocery list and discovered Monday night, when I cooked the … Continue reading First Week: Wholesome Yum Meal Plan
Every Friday, one of our local bars has a fish fry, including grilled fish which is my favorite, and sometimes I really, really want to go. But I'm cheap. The meal is expensive, and I figure if I can afford to eat out I should tip well. (Often, I tip well because the people around … Continue reading I Want Fish, But I’m a Miser
Our church's Chili Cook Off was this Sunday, and I participated just like usual. It's for some Mission Trip or another. I'm an awful person because I don't pay any attention and just want to support the church. It's ten dollars to compete, and I always compete. Not because I'll ever win, but because that's … Continue reading Chili Cook Off!