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Showing posts from September, 2009

Od Fashioned Beef Stew Recipe to Freeze Now, Eat Later

A great way to save money and cut out the temptation of fast food is to cook meals ahead of time have them in the freezer ready to go. Having meals ready in the freezer eliminates last minute grocery shopping and pizza ordering which we all know is a fast way to spend cash you shouldn't!

Try this recipe for Old Fashioned Beef Stew and see how easy and satisfying it can be to shop, prepare, and freeze food ahead of time.

Old Fashioned Beef Stew

1 pound beef stew meat
3 cups V8 Juice (24 ounces)
1 cup beef broth
1/2 sliced onion
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 bay leaf
1 cup frozen green beans
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
1 cup chopped carrots Pour all ingredients with vegetables still frozen but broken apart as much as possible into a 10-cup freezer container. Freeze.

To serve, thaw. Pour into slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Warm Feet and a Good Book Make For a Simple Pleasure

Winter is slowly approaching which means, for me cold feet are coming too! There is something so comforting about putting on warm soft socks on a chilly day and curling up to read a book. If you want to buy some new socks for (hopefully) chilly days of winter coming, take a look at Sock You will love the selection of socks offered on this cute site, and you can order online--skipping the hassle of driving. Save the gas money for a new book to go with the new socks you order!

Deviled Eggs Made Healthier: An Inexpensive Labor Day Appetizer

Planning a Labor Day Picnics and/or BBQ? Deviled Eggs are one of my favorite appetizers to make and eat, and they are a budget-friendly snack as well. But health-wise, maybe deviled eggs are not at the top of a eating healthy list.

So I was very happy to come across a healthier deviled egg recipe from By replacing some of the egg yolk with non-fat cottage cheese, you can cut out some fat and still enjoy a a delicious and inexpensive party appetizer!

Here is the healthier Deviled Egg Recipe from EatingWell:

EatingWell Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are a perennial potluck favorite. Our recipe replaces some of the egg yolks with nonfat cottage cheese—keeping the filling velvety and rich while reducing some of the fat. No one will know the difference.12 large hard-boiled eggs (see Tip), peeled
1/3 cup nonfat cottage cheese
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
3 tablespoons minced fresh chives or scallion greens
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
2 teaspoons yellow mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
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