Last month I had very little after bills. This month, I have even less. Combine the $570 oil bill, the $320 electric bill, the quarterly $120 water bill, the quarterly $156 sewer bill, and then add in all the other usual bills and I have to say we’re pretty much bust. These things definitely . . . → Read More: Recipe: Chicken Bog (Eating on the Cheap)
A tip for those attempting to do a month long dietary test: don’t do it in the middle of the worst winter in recent memory, while simultaneously trying to do a no-spend month. The lack of sun, massive amounts of shoveling, general winter malaise, and lack of most entertainment outlets to keep your mind . . . → Read More: Aaaaand…We’re Done. (Gluten Free Month, Abridged)
We’re halfway through. I have survived two weeks without gluten. I cannot honestly say that this has been without complaint, there was most definitely some whining involved. I remember walking through the supermarket, thinking “OHMYGOD!! BREAD!!! CEREAL!!! COOOKIES!!!” I think I would briefly consider assaulting someone for a good cheeseburger. But, we’ve made it . . . → Read More: Halfway Through (Gluten Free Month Update)
On friday, I started sneezing at 8am. I didn’t slow down until 8pm. Despite working from home and generally avoiding sick people, there was one inlet for infection that I forgot: I pick up medications at my local pharmacy. I often have to wait in line at the pharmacy counter, surrounded by red-nosed, snuffling, . . . → Read More: Recipe: Zero Alarm Chili
We started gluten free on Saturday. 3 days down, and I haven’t run screaming for the bread drawer or broken down and run for Dunkies. Saturday was hard, and I was hungry. Sunday was tough, and I was hungry. Today was…less tough.
I’ve been focusing on simple foods: Slow Cooker chicken provencale (using chicken thighs . . . → Read More: Day 3 Gluten Free
Photograph of 4 gluten sources. Top – gluten flour, Right – European Spelt, Bottom -Barley, Left – Rolled Rye flakes. Author/Camera – Pdeitiker. Wikimedia Commons.
After realizing he had a 8 out of 10 match on “signs you may be gluten intolerant“, my husband has agreed to do a gluten intolerance test by . . . → Read More: Prepping for Gluten Free Month
I have an old pair of adult mittens. They weren’t mine to begin with, I think they belonged to my mom. They’re dark blue suede with fake lambswool on the edges and the cuffs and seams. My guess they’re from the 70′s or early 80′s. Somehow I ended up with these, and while I . . . → Read More: What’s Old Can Be Made New(er)
I’m 44. The fact that I’ve just bought a house with a 30 year mortgage, which means I’m probably not going to be able to retire until I’m 74 has not escaped me. The fact that I took a good chunk out of my retirement funds to help buy said house may seem like . . . → Read More: Planning for the Future…A Garden!
Slogan stolen from Tim Gunn of Project Runway.
As I mentioned, my new kitchen is not ideal. One frustration was a lack of places to store my pots and pans. I had a cabinet over the wall oven where I could stack pots and pans, but getting out the one I needed was a . . . → Read More: Make It Work!
…and I didn’t expect it to be.
I knew I was looking at the house with a bit of rose colored glasses before closing, but once we started upacking things we made a few realizations.
Like the kitchen was designed by someone who DEFINITELY didn’t cook. Or at least didn’t cook well. A glass-top . . . → Read More: My New House Is Not Perfect