Some pretty interesting info on her blog, not just about food, either. Good for frugal moms trying to raise kids on one salary. I really give thanks to my mom who raised five of us on a blue-collar salary. We always said that her family heirlooms were her recipes. She also taught me to be a bargain hunter. She would shop at three or four stores each week to pick up the sale items.
Not many frugal purchases this week. It seems that the closer we get to spring, the higher the produce prices are in Maine. I ended up with cabbage for slaw, carrots, salad greens, tomatoes, and broccoli this week, plus my freezer stash of huge bags of frozen corn (for the family) and green beans. The whole frozen green beans are pretty good if you cook them, then saute a bit with olive oil and garlic. I also had a small semi-boneless ham for dinner, sandwiches, ham & eggs, and will use the bone for soup.
I did buy some ww bread and english muffins at a bakery outlet to pop in the freezer, but then got 3 loaves of my favorite artisan ww bread at our food co-op. The small company only delivers twice a week at random times so when I see the breads I want, I grab them, cut them in half, wrap in foil and plastic, and pop in the freezer. I don't mind spending money on the bread as long as we eat it before it starts getting moldy, so only leaving small portions out is my solution. The rest is in the freezer, ready to be defrosted quickly as needed.
I'm very much looking forward to my organic farm share this summer. I'd love to plant some veggies again myself and will hopefully be able to do so after we build our long-awaited deck this summer. I'm doing some boxes for veggies and flower, at least that's the plan! Meanwhile, I'm stuck with frozen veggies and wilted broccoli from my grocery store