As you may have suspected, I have once again been plagued by IT issues. I also have a very wide lazy streak in me. But today something happened that got my attention. Since my IT guru has me back up and running I got an email from a faithful Food Stamps Cooking Club follower. *Did I mention how much we love mail around here? Ya. I’m sure I did.
Sheila is Queen of her Castle and pointed a grateful me to a cute blog, Pantry Anarchy. I “liked” her Facebook page and asked if I could pinch her post for you. She readily agreed so here you go, kids:
Pantry Anarchy is a well written blog about pinching pennies and it is punctuated with social comment and opinions. *My kind o peeps! You will appreciate the idea shared about using packets of instant oatmeal in a refreshing (and inexpensive) new way. It was kind of Sheila to share her wisdom with us. Let’s all cruise over there and sign up for their email messages. We can all learn from one another, after all.
As for what is happening in the Club House, we have been eating out of our freezer. As you know, I am a huge fan of cooking once and eating twice (or more). The Food Fairy blessed us with FORTY POUNDS of meat so that’s waiting in the freezer for a meal our church will be serving. Nestled along with that, we have a good number of containers of frozen soup, just waiting to be thawed, heated and enjoyed. It saves fuel costs by not having to prepare 3 meals every day–not much energy is used when just reheating previously cooked food.
I’ve also taken advantage of oven heat by baking a large number of potatoes at one time; salads are a quick fix, low energy meal that provide oodles of nutrition in one bowl.
It would be interesting to note what YOU are doing to manage your food dollars! Let us know by shooting an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do the Happy Dance!
Let’s hope you are staying warm if you are in a snow band, like we have been. And remember that you are loved and appreciated!
PS/Remember to leave some love for the Pantry Anarchy when you visit their blog!