Ideas for Leftover Bread

My parents don’t eat a lot of bread. However, my daughter loves the carb-rich staple, so my mom and dad stocked up on various breads while we were visiting them earlier this month. Still, my mom was adamant that we consume every bit of bread before we left, so it wouldn’t go to waste. No easy task considering I’m not a big fan of starch. Not wanting to upset my mom I did some research and found a couple of incredibly delicious ways to use up extra bread. The following recipes are simple and tasty enough to even get non-bread … Continue reading

Frugal Month in Review: October 2008

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” – George Eliot October has come and gone, but we can still enjoy fall and the celebration of Thanksgiving and all of the great joys of the season. Take a look back at all of the ways to save money that were featured last month. October 1st Frugal Halloween Costumes It is fall and Halloween is approaching fast, are you ready? What do the kids want to be? You can make some great homemade costumes … Continue reading

Frugal Living Week in Review: October 13th Through October 19th

It is not too early to start thinking about the upcoming holidays. Early planning can often save you a bundle. You can take everyday ideas, such as making freezer meals and apply them for the holidays. Meanwhile, check out last week’s frugal articles. October 13th Five Little Grocery Shopping Tricks: Look Left and Right When it comes to shopping for groceries, we need all of the help we can get. Rising prices and reduced coupon values make reducing your grocery bill by 70 percent a thing of the past. And those grocery stores have plenty of tricks up their sleeves … Continue reading

Blueberries ‘n Dumplings

My husband has a definite affection for foods that are southern. I still have not mastered making grits. (Okay–it’s not that hard but grits are just disgusting to me–so I never try.) So it shouldn’t have surprised me to find out that he likes dumplings. But never the less, I was surprised that I could be married to someone for as long as we’ve been married and completely ignore an entire food category. Despite his disdain for all things fruity for breakfast–my darling spouse was overjoyed at the prospect of eating this and so consequently, I’m now sharing it with … Continue reading

Preparing Your Holiday Roast

If you were lucky enough to get a holiday roast then you are one step ahead of some of the shoppers I met at the market yesterday. Our grocer ran out of premium roasts so I am making do with a cheaper cut. Regardless of whether you are preparing a choice cut or a more economical cut such as round tip, top sirloin or eye round there are a few tips you should keep in mind. When seasoning your roast add the salt after cooking. Every cook knows it’s easier to add more than to eliminate excess. It’s also a … Continue reading

Holiday Roasts 101

Are you preparing a roast for the holidays? If you live in the state of Wisconsin then there is a good (make that great) chance that you will be eating a roast of some sort in the next few days given the run on beef at the markets around here. Which brings me to my first roast-related tip: Order in advance. During the holiday season it’s a good idea to order the type and size roast you’ll need to feed the family in advance. Otherwise, you end up facing the predicament I found myself in yesterday—picking through the scraps. Premium … Continue reading

One Dish Meal—Roasted Pork

When you’re in the middle of a busy week, or when the weekend has finally arrived and you want to cook a nice meal for your family, but are dreading the dishes that will follow, one-pot meals are the answer. This isn’t a stew. It’s not a hodgepodge of ingredients either. It’s a clever, sophisticated meal you can feel proud to serve to your family and friends. And the best part—it only takes one dish. This comforting meal combines sweet and succulent pork with savory stuffing, sweet potatoes, and sassy red onions, for a one-dish meal that’s sure to please … Continue reading

Oven Roast and Easy Left-Over Ideas

Roast is one of those comfort foods that most everyone enjoys. There are many ways to use a roast for a delicious and satisfying meal. Todays recipe features an oven roast. The oven roast is easy to prepare and does not require a lot of babysitting. It provides for tasty leftovers and a yummy main course. For This Recipe You Will Need: ·1 Bottom Round Roast (Approx. 3-4 pounds) ·Salt and pepper ·1 large onion that is sliced To Prepare This Recipe Follow These Simple Instructions: In a roasting pan on the rack, place the beef, fat side up. Season … Continue reading