Blustery Day Beef Stew

The other day, I knew that I wouldn’t have much time to get dinner on the table, and since it was my night to cook, I decided to break out my much-loved slow cooker. I knew that we would be attending Mass that night and we wouldn’t be home until about 6:30 p.m., so IContinue reading “Blustery Day Beef Stew”

Money Savers: Christmas

I recently read somewhere that a woman felt her family would understand if their presents this year had to come from Walmart. Wait! You can afford Walmart and you think your family would look down on you for that? I aspire to be able to afford Walmart! Darn, woman! What the heck?!!! So, here IContinue reading “Money Savers: Christmas”

Cranberry Sauce Solution

For years I have avoided cranberry sauce. I like cranberries (as witnessed by my cranberry bread!) I even like to eat dried cranberries or put the jellied cranberry sauce into thumbprint (jolly jelly) cookies. However, every year when I face whether to bother with cranberry sauce, since only child #2 really likes it, I wonderContinue reading “Cranberry Sauce Solution”

A Recipe for Disaster

When I was growing up we didn’t have much. We had a place to live and food, but not much more. My dad, as I mentioned before, had suffered two heart attacks before I was just barely five and was not able to work. Really, it was a miracle that he lived at all. MyContinue reading “A Recipe for Disaster”