To start off I want to let you get to know me. I am 26 years old, I married at the young age of 18 and I now have two wonderful children, ages 7 and 4. I never really understood the importance of being a homemaker was until I watched other women do it so lovingly. I am a full time employee and not able to be a stay home mom, but I don’t want my family to feel neglected or put on the back burner to my career. So my first step in homemaking I decided the healthiest physically and financially was for me to start making homemade meals and from scratch as much as possible. I was able to save lots of money by not eating out and also able to improve the health of my family by eating better. I became inspired by blogs http://thehumbledhomemaker.com/ and http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com/. These blogs opened my eyes to the need to be more frugal with our finances. My next step was to cut a big portion of our debt out of our lives. We recently sold and extra car that we didn’t need so that we could pay off our unsecured debts (medical bills). We stopped going back into town or making unnecessary trips. We plan a very strict financial budget and we cut out any extra unnecessary expenses. We also started doing a menu plan and a grocery list. We get paid every two weeks so I make a menu plan and only buy items that we need for the meals on the plan. We also cut out impolsive buying for clothes and luxuries. We learned to shop at discount food stores and to also buy in bulk for things that we need. We don’t throw away anything! I use as much of the stuff as we can. Once a month I do a pantry and freezer inventory and make meals around products we already have so that nothing goes to waste. I’ve learned so much in the last few years! I believe we are on our way to an amazing life and debt free with dedication.
This was my easy night! Ingredients: 2 cups minute rice (cooked) 2 shredded and cooked chicken breasts White gravy ( I made my from scratch but you can use store bought country gravy) Mix together add salt and pepper and … Continue reading
Ingredients: 1/3 c melted butter 2 c peaches peeled and sliced 1 c sugar 1 c all purpose flour 1 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 c milk Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees, Pour melted … Continue reading
Ingredients: 1 lb. DeLallo Organic whole grain rigatoni 2 tbsp butter 1 tbp chopped onion 1 cloves garlic chopped 2 c milk 8 oz cream cheese 1 c chopped spinach 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper 2 cooked chicken breasts 1/2 … Continue reading
Ingredients: 1/2 c carrots 1/2 c peas 4 cups grilled cubbed chicken 1 c chicken broth 2 cups cream of chicken (I make mine from scratch with leftover chicken stock, flour and parsley) 1 cup broth 1 1/2 c all … Continue reading
Ingredients: 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled 2 large chicken breast cooked and cubed 1 large can of cream of chicken soup 1 box spiral pasta (cooked according to directions) 1/2 c water 1/2 tbsp minced garlic 1/4 tsp parsley … Continue reading
Ingredients: 2 large thawed chicken breast Sliced ham Provolone cheese slices Panko Italian bread crumbs 1 large egg Tooth picks Meat mallet Directions: Use a meat mallet and flatten the chicken breast. Top chicken breast with cheese and ham. Roll … Continue reading
Ingredients: Borax Arm and hammer washing soda (not baking soda) Citric acid or limi shine I used 5 cups of washing soda and borax and 2 1/2 cups limi shine. Use one tbsp per load. This works great and smells … Continue reading