Wednesday, July 15, 2020

It's a crazy world 2020!

Well the Covid is making life crazy in America.  I would say that I'm so over all this, but I carry on self isolating, going to work, and so wanting to see Texas get passed this.
Stay safe!
Sicilian in Texas

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Home Sweet Home

Sometimes you think way back when . . . You know when you were growing up. When I think way back I remember snow in April.  For two years in a row it has snowed when I've gone home for my dad's birthday.
As much as I hate the cold I sure do love how beautiful the Sange de Cristo Range looks!


Friday, November 20, 2015

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Oooh Laa Laa

How was Paris in September . . . It was fantastic. We walked and walked and did all the sites, but you are looking at the most fantastic thing below. We watched the sun set on the river in a restaurant. The most wonderful surprise was watching the lights come on the Eifel Tower. Who knew that happened and obviously half the people in the boat did not know it either as an awwwww was heard as the twinkles began "


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Spending for the day

Here we go on this Tuesday with my attempt to live more simply.

Breakfast & lunch provided at meeting.
Dinner leftover Lentils with asiago sausage. 2 whole grain rolls.  Vanilla ice cream topped the meal off.  Tomorrow is a travel day with work. I'm car pooling to save the company money as the group I will be traveling with has a company car.  This saves the company money as I would  turn in for a reimbursement of mileage. Four of us will be traveling in one car also saving the company money.

I am hopeful to food shop before the weekend.  I am considering doing the envelop system with my food budget.  I'll only use cash.  Right now I have 36.20 to use for the rest of this week.  If I don't spend it all I can start to stash the excess for those times that I find a good deal and when I have to buy extra food for entertainment.

Here is a great website that helps you to use the things in your pantry.  It will help me to keep my focus on using what I have and not wasting food or money.

Columbines in Colorado my home.  I took these several years ago.  They bring wonderful memories of summer to mind when I see them.
I am very thankful for my family in Colorado who gave me the foundations for money management.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Food for thought

I will update you on food today.  I am attending some leadership classes and breakfast and lunch are being provided.

Hubby has thing he can grab for lunch, but I am not sure if he made himself lunch today before he left to work.

I'm eating leftovers - Spinach Dip  on hoagie roll with provolone and tomatoes.

Here is an interesting blog. We just got an Aldi, and I am trying to figure out what the best way to utilize this grocery store is.


All pictures in this blog are mine. These two mortal enemies can get along for the love of the blanket.  I'm sure there is a life lesson somewhere in this picture.


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Working with what you got

I am posting meals made with my in house stock + 13.80 I spent for groceries for the week.
I ate Cheerios with a small organic banana and almond milk.  Hubby did not eat.

Hearty Lentils, which I posted under soup in Pinterest, but would say is hard to categorize because this soup is very thick. I didn't have rice so I substituted bulgur. I used 6 oz can tomato paste because that is what I had. I seasoned with salt, dry basil, and oregano.  I also made it vegetarian by using organic vegetable broth and no chicken. In my freezer I had some asiago chicken sausage which I added to the individual bowls.  They are pre cooked mini sausages and they really made the lentils very special. I had 6 whole grain frozen rolls. They made the lentils a complete and filling meal.

Hubby really liked the pot roast so he has been eating it with rice that I have on hand.   I ate mango salsa to use up the mangos, chips, cilantro green onions, and  limes.

Random thoughts about frugal living.

  1. It ain't easy
  2. It will take a lot of planning
  3. Thank goodness that there are a lot of resources 
  4. I want to see if you can eat healthy nutritious meals when your money is restricted.

When I am having a bad day, I smile and think of this.  I can do no wrong in the eyes of my terriers Dexter and Allie.