It is Finished!!! – 3 in 30 Recap

I don't say this often. (Because I generally think of myself as a humble person.) But I'm proud of myself. If I can be so bold to say that, because I really am. I did something this month that I never dreamed possible. And it didn't kill me!!! I have long been a lover of cookies, brownies and anything sweet. I have tried a number of times to "give it up," but just was … [Read more...]

Dana’s Mediterranean Couscous Salad

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This is a simple, entree salad that is great for hot summer nights. Because this dish is served cold, it is great to take on a picnic or packed for lunch the next day. Mediterranean Couscous Salad Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 10 minutes Cooking Time - 10 minutes Ingredients 1 box couscous mix, plain (no favoring) 1 tomato, diced 1 cucumber, … [Read more...]

Kroger Shopping Trip – The “5th Week” Edition


I think of our grocery budget in monthly terms. I get $300 a month to spend on groceries. I put it all into cash envelopes...and I spend an average of $75 per week for all our grocery needs. Then a month like this one comes along...when there are 5 "shopping weeks." I shop every Monday, without fail. (Except holidays.) And generally there are 4 Mondays in a my … [Read more...]