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My Spending Diet: Week Eight

This week I picked up again and cut that spending down … Here’s the story: What Happened: I planned and did all our shopping on Saturday, so that went brilliantly. We had everything we needed for the week. Was it perfect? Nah. It never is. Breakfast needs to factor more into my planning, since I …

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Meal Plan for the Week of May 3

Monday: Grilled Sirloin Steak with Parsley and Garlic Butter; tossed salad Tuesday: Mini Shell Pasta with Creamy Smoked Bacon and Pea Sauce (from Jamie’s Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals); tossed salad Wednesday: Ginger Soy London Broil; Orzo Salad with Peas Thursday: Pork Tenderloin with Soy, Ginger and Lime (from Everyday …

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My Spending Diet: Week Seven

Recently, a friend forwarded me an article (or was it a blog post?) written by a man who took control of his spending and started paying close attention to how he spent money. After years and years of living frugally, he cut himself some slack and realized that the habits he’d created were now ingrained …

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My Spending Diet: Week Six

We’re going to skip the recap this week since I gave myself more leeway for spring break. Instead, I wanted to share some fabulous food and frugal living websites that I have recently discovered. The women (all moms!) who write these sites are ones who I recently interviewed for an assignment. But first … Something …

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Grilled Island Chicken Recipe

It’s Tuesday afternoon and I am sitting in my home office, with The Beach Boys’ Sounds Of Summer playing in the background. Outside my open windows are a brilliant blue sky, bright sunlight and the sound of laughing children. It’s enough to make you throw open your arms and yell Welcome, springtime. This is weather that just …

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My Spending Diet: Week Five

Sometimes you stumble. Sometimes you fall. This week was all about stumbling and falling in My Spending Diet. As I mentioned last week, it was the first time where my kids had to do the big weekly shop with me. It turned out to be harder (on me) than I anticipated. Add in an intensely …

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Fresh Chicken Florentine

Comfort food. It’s something that wraps its arms around you after a long, hard day, grounding you. It’s what we eat when we are uncertain or lost. It’s what we need when the chill in the air gets to be a little too much. It’s familiar. This chicken dish is all that. And with the …

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Meal Plan for the Week of April 10

This week’s meal plan is … Monday: BBQ Pulled Pork from Everyday Food; Honey Maple Cornbread (new recipe); Sweet Potato Fries; Vinaigrette Coleslaw (new recipe) Tuesday: Pulled Pork Wraps (new recipe); Lime-Cilantro Red Beans and Rice; Corn Wednesday: Asian Turkey Burgers with Stir Fried Rice; Salad Thursday: Teriyaki Beef Kabobs; Roasted Green Beans; Grilled Potato …

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