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  • Re: Cooking for One

    [quote user="Grannie_Sue"] Since becoming single, I still cook in bulk and freeze in single portion containers.  Currently, my freezer has pasta and sauce, chicken soup, mexican chicken casserole, potato soup, vegetarian chili, zero point WW soup...there's more but you get the idea.  I'll have plenty for my lunches ...
    Posted to Singles Only (Forum) by karenteacher on Thu, Jun 21 2012
  • Re: Worried About Garden Produce Theft

    [quote user="JustMe"] Helene? Maybe I'm wrong about "where this entitlement" comes from: I come from the generation that what was needed was paid for by FAMILY!  Yes, there was insurance ~ Life, Death and Major Medical!  All paid for by an employed member of the family!  Doctors, Dentists, etc. ~ there was ...
    Posted to General (Forum) by karenteacher on Fri, Jun 15 2012
  • Re: Eating anything from the garden yet?

    Snap peas!!!
    Posted to Gardening (Forum) by karenteacher on Thu, Jun 14 2012
  • Re: Deep Fried Vegetables

    [quote user="Brandy"] [quote user="swtnsassy"]Personally, I am not scared of dying, my greatest fear is not "living" while I have the chance. [/quote]  That is a wonderful way of putting it. Speaking of taking the risks in life, a few pages later in the book is sauteed okra...using bacon grease for a southern ...
    Posted to Frugal Food and Cooking (Forum) by karenteacher on Thu, Jun 14 2012
  • Re: Worried About Garden Produce Theft

    One of my neighbors is a master gardener, and she grows nearly all the produce she and her husband eat - she does a lot of preserving.  She and her husband netted their cherry tree to keep the birds off.  She came out and found a pair of kids - maybe 8 and 11 - under the netting, eating the not-quite-ripe cherries, and one of her ...
    Posted to General (Forum) by karenteacher on Thu, Jun 14 2012
  • Re: Food Costs the USA - Compare 1982 to 2012

    The article stated that the prices were compared using 2012 dollars - not prices in 1982 compared directly to prices in 2012.  I think budgetwise's comparison - of the percentage of income (which was also in the article posted) is more valid than a straight price comparison, even in "adjusted" dollars. Per the article, families ...
    Posted to Frugal Food and Cooking (Forum) by karenteacher on Sun, Jun 10 2012
  • Re: Re-Using Bath Towels?

    Once a week, when I do laundry.  After, all, the whole point of taking a shower is to be clean when you get out!  That's what my mother used to do, too.
    Posted to General (Forum) by karenteacher on Wed, Jun 6 2012
  • Re: Father's Day

    My father lives in another country and is coming to visit for 2 weeks, with Father's Day in the middle.  He has asked if we can go to a particular restaurant wtih an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet near my house - not cheap ($22.95/person), but then, I haven't seen him in 6 years, either, so that's what we're doing.
    Posted to Holidays and Birthdays (Forum) by karenteacher on Mon, Jun 4 2012
  • Re: Spice Collection?

    One of my friends (a neighbor) who is a master gardener, although she denies it, gave me coriander and basil seed - that'll be a start into growing my own herbs.  She also gave me a link for buying empty tea bags - I have lots of spearmint and peppermint growing, also oat seed to plant - I'm going to start making my own teas.  I ...
    Posted to Frugal Food and Cooking (Forum) by karenteacher on Thu, May 31 2012
  • Re: How can I help my son and especially his wife and family

    Kasey, as a special education teacher, I definitely agree - if this child is not already recieving special education services, she needs to be - look here for a link to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA - http://idea.ed.gov/) which is the law governing special education. Wrightslaw (http://www.wrightslaw.com/) is also a good ...
    Posted to Open Mike (Forum) by karenteacher on Wed, May 30 2012
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