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cheap and easy meal

February 28th, 2010 at 03:51 pm

I have had a headache all day, and didn't feel like making dinner, but decided that making quiche was not too difficult. I browned some frozen hash browns, in a little olive oil, fried the four (thick sliced) pieces of bacon that I found in the fridge, grated some cheddar cheese, and added six eggs. The hash browns, pressed into a pie plate, lightly sprayed with Pam, form the crust. Then, you put about a cup of grated cheese on top of the potatoes. You sprinkle any kind of cooked meat on top of the cheese, and top it all off with the lightly beaten eggs. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. I have used sausage, diced ham, or
crumbled bacon for the meat in the quiche.
I made a loaf of banana bread yesterday, and we will have that with the quiche. A vegetable can be a side dish to balance the meal.
Albertson's has eggs for a dollar a dozen this week, and we buy our cheese, in bulk, at Sam's, so the meal is very inexpensive.
I found the recipe in an Amish cookbook, and it has been a "keeper".

"Laundered Money"

February 27th, 2010 at 01:26 pm

We have a house rule about laundry. If you throw your dirty clothes down the laundry chute without checking the contents of the pockets, any money in them becomes the property of the laundress! That would be me! So, today, I am $39.00 richer! It goes to my stash, that goes to ING.

A long hiatus

February 20th, 2010 at 08:53 am

I've away from this site for a long time because the last year has been the worst.
Finances have taken a back seat due to life and it's unexpected, terrible happenings. I am trying to put the last year in perspective and move on and get on with day to day living.
Last year, my mom died unexpectedly. Three months later, my beautiful 3 1/2 year old grandson died in a tragic accident. Then, one of my closest friends died unexpectedly. These events kind of put things in perspective for me. Money is necessary, but it can't buy what is really important. Hug your kids, tell your family and friends you love them. You can't know what tomorrow will bring.
Moving on has been difficult, but I have a great family, good friends, and my faith to keeps me going.
I have depleted a lot of my savings in the last year, but I am now focusing on rebuilding, and want to have an emergency fund to cover at least six months of expenses within the next year.