Big Meals, Little Budget: Angie’s Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings Dinner under $10.00


I'd like to introduce y'all to Angie!  Tonight, she's sharing a meal for her family of 7 that's just under $8.50! In between school, boy scouts, choir, girl scouts, homework, BPSA scouting, potty training, MOPS, learning how to walk and PTA - somewhere in there this family of 7 has to eat! I don’t have an excess of time or money so I need to cook smart.  That's right, this … [Read more...]

Creamy Chicken Taco Pasta


Multitasking. I usually don't have trouble with multitasking. I can chat on the phone with my mom about the latest while sprinkling Critter Ridder powder all over my garden. (Pesky chipmunks.)  I can be uploading photographs of dinner while reading a story to the boys.  I can read emails while waiting in the drop off line at school (parked, and car turned off). I set up … [Read more...]

Chicken Fajita Pizza

No photo tonight...because I have no Internet at my home at the moment. If you follow me on Twitter, you know I was none to happy with amount of time I spent on the phone trying to order a new modem. But at least they threw in free overnight shipping and a month of free service for the 4, yes 4, hours I spent calling around and finally ordering the new modem. So I'm posting … [Read more...]

Watermelon Juice

Watermelon Juice |

I found a watermelon on sale for $2.50.  I thought about juicing the watermelon, as I knew the Hubs and I would enjoy it, but I wasn't sure about the kids. I knew they LOVED watermelon... Exhibit A I wasn't sure they would like the juice. But I made some anyways. Here is the scene on the kitchen counter. I love making fresh fruit juice, but it sure is messy … [Read more...]