On the menu 10.27.13

Week one of my grocery savings quest: Derek went to Aldi yesterday on his way home from a haircut to check out the cereal offerings. He spent $13 on cereal, bagels, and chips. To be fair in this budgeting effort, I have to add that in to my overall total. Which...
Addendum, grocery savings

Addendum, grocery savings

I’ve been talking to a few friends about grocery savings and have gotten some additional tips and wise advice. So, a few additions and clarifications to yesterday’s post. 1. My kids aren’t really bratty at the store. They’re good kids....

How to save money on groceries

That title should really end with a question mark, because honestly I have no idea. And up until now, I haven’t cared. I like to eat, and I like to cook. I buy what I need for cooking and we eat it. Case closed. Except that when Derek and I sat down to have the...

On the menu 10.20.13

I’ve been posting these erratically lately, but now that fall is here we’re eating all kinds of delicious fall foods. Pumpkins, squashes, sage, spices, brats, sauerbraaten (coming next week!)…love it all. Sunday Popcorn. It’s been an exhausting...
The empty well

The empty well

When I was a professional writer, I used to think that the creativity well was a lot of bullhonkey. Now that I’m no longer a professional writer, I know better. Because I’m writing more now than I ever, ever wrote as a professional writer. I’m...