Tagged: Frugal Food

Five foods you must eat, and thrifty ways to get them

Five foods you must eat, and thrifty ways to get them

I had the Today show on this morning and stopped to watch a segment about five foods you must eat and their health benefits.  You can watch the clip online here, or you can browse my list with recipes! Cold Water Fish: The show suggested salmon but mackerel is also...

Dear Mom,

Dear Mom,

(a.k.a Jo Kramer of Jo’s Country Junction) Thank you for taking such great care of me this weekend when I got my wisdom teeth out!  The magazines, the movies, it was all spectacular.  I’m feeling pretty good and can gum around some food, but nothing is quite as great as...

Vegi Soup Mix Recipe

Vegi Soup Mix Recipe

The beginning of July is not usually a time to enjoy a hot barley stew.  But with the wonderful deal on dried beans that I found at the dented can grocery store ($.30!) I couldn’t resist my childhood favorite soup. My mom used to purchase a soup mix from the...

Kayla K’s Weekly Register

Kayla K’s Weekly Register

Where I keep a running list of things that have intrigued me this week… thrifty, fun, both, or otherwise. I told Spencer I wasn’t making anything too special for dinner.  I baked some potatoes in the microwave, cut them up, covered them with salsa and cheese, and microwaved them until...

Monday Meal Plan- Midterm Week

Monday Meal Plan- Midterm Week

Monday Meal Plan. Yikes. The only way I will make it through this week is if I can make lots of plans.  I have a very loooong to-do list that I need to take care of before I can leave on Spring Break.  One of the items is to buy...

So Long, Ramens!

So Long, Ramens!

What!? I ate my last package of Ramens yesterday, and I don’t plan on buying any more.  How can you be a frugal college student and not eat Ramens? Easy!  You find all sorts of great Internet resources for cooking inexpensive, filling, feel-good food. Like… Hillbilly Housewife Iowa Girl Eats...

Sick Day(s), Quick Soup

Sick Day(s), Quick Soup

I am sick. Yuck.  Sore throat, fever, running nose, achy, the whole bit.  I left class early today and stopped for “sick supplies.” Generic DayQuil/NyQuil Generic Tylenol Generic Gatorade Ricola- straight up. For a grand total of $17.45.  That’s more than I spent on groceries last week! Not to complain....

Monday Meal Plan

Monday Meal Plan

Last week was Dine-In-Week challenge, and I am happy to say that I made it through.  This meant no soda from the vending machine, no ordering food after work, and no not-from-home coffee Monday through Friday. Friday night was so much fun!  We had friends over for fish tacos made...

The Magical Fruit Shouldn’t Be Mysterious

The Magical Fruit Shouldn’t Be Mysterious

A New York Times article has been circulating in The Compact Yahoo group, creating quite the discussion yesterday.  The article introduces the New Poor, “people long accustomed to the comforts of middle-class life who are now relying on public assistance for the first time in their lives — potentially for...

Monday Meal Plan with Dine-In Week Challenge

Monday Meal Plan with Dine-In Week Challenge

This week I’m joining the combined efforts of Natalie from The Frugalista and Katy from The Non-Consumer Advocate and I’m cooking my own food all week long.  It’s the Dine-In-Week Challenge.  Are You In? Good thing this started today! Yesterday I treated myself to a snow-crab and french-fries dinner after...