Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

15 Frugal Activities for Autumn

I love Autumn!  I love every season, but there is a special place in my heart for the sights and smells of Autumn.  Here are a few links to my favorite Autumn activities: 1. Create an Autumn Window Collage. 2. Make Leaf Rubbings. 3. Arrange some Inexpensive Autumn Decor. 4. Create 3 Jack-O-Lantern Crafts with […]

Our Compost Garden Harvest

This week Brad harvested our compost garden!  Counting the one pumpkin we harvested in July, we had nine pumpkins this year! We also had lots of other vegetables show up, like acorn squash and spaghetti squash.  (We’ve already eaten all the carrots and tomatoes, and frozen our peaches.)  Our roses and sunflowers have been thriving […]

Free Fruit!

We have a peach tree in our backyard, which produced a bumper crop of fresh peaches this year!  About 75% of the peaches we harvested are pictured below. Brad also went to a local camp last week, where he was permitted to pick a tree covered in wild plums.  About 25% of the plums he […]

Our Carrot Crop

On Sunday my husband decided that it was time to harvest our carrots.  If you remember, he’d been growing them in a plastic tub next to our compost garden.  He filled the tub with compost soil, dug a couple of trenches, and filled them with carrot seeds. Since it was our first time planting carrots, […]

Pancake Names

This morning Naomi and Oliver requested pancakes for breakfast.  As I was getting myself ready for the day, they raided the pantry and piled all the ingredients for pancakes on our kitchen counter. I thought pancakes sounded like a good idea, so we got cooking.  We talked about the various measuring cups and spoons and […]

Summer Squash Skillet (Only 4 Ingredients!)

Recently I decided to get up early on a Saturday morning, and take the kids to our town’s Farmers Market.  It was a lot of fun!  We enjoyed lots of free samples (even a basket of free cherry tomatoes!)  The bottom of our stroller was full of fresh produce by the time we were done.  […]

Campfire Salmon (Only 6 Ingredients!)

After the success of the “Baked Trout with Lemon Garlic,” I was really excited to try this “Campfire Salmon” recipe from the Simply in Season Cookbook.  Again, I could not believe how easy it is to cook fish!  This particular recipe was not as big of a hit with the kids.  They liked the salmon, […]

Baked Trout with Lemon Garlic (Only 4 Ingredients!)

Oh. My Goodness.  If I’d had any idea how easy it is to cook fish, I’d have been cooking them for the last 7 years!  We have a lot of lemons in our freezer and garlic in the pantry, so I decided to try a recipe for “Baked Trout with Lemon Garlic” in the Simply […]

Summer Pesto Pizza

This recipe was a big hit with my husband and I, although my kids weren’t as crazy about the tomatoes covering it.  I’m sorry I didn’t doll-up the photos more, but this is how dinner usually looks at our house!  I remember my mother having guests over and apologizing that we were “eating out of […]

Our Compost Garden Runneth Over

After a week of writing love letters to my dashing husband, I’m back to writing about frugal living.  So how’s about a quick look at our very frugal “compost garden”?  Above you can see the volunteer pumpkins that are taking over our backyard.  We’ve already harvested one pumpkin, processed the insides, and eaten the seeds!  […]

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