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  • The Breakfast Rut

    Photo courtesy of Alisdair McDiarmid We are experiencing a breakfast rut. This is new territory for me. I'm quite familiar with the dinner rut. That 5:30 dread wherein you realize that if you serve spaghetti and meatballs yet again you will be facing a family mutiny. (And not the fun kind when someone...
    Posted to Weblog by Emily Guy Birken on Tue, Jun 10 2014
  • When the Dinner Plan Fails

    Image courtesy of Rexipe Rexipe On Monday, I felt remarkably well-organized, considering the fact that I had not yet gone grocery shopping for the week. I knew that I still had a bag of chicken cutlets in the freezer, as well as all the other ingredients necessary to make J and my new favorite dinner...
    Posted to Weblog by Emily Guy Birken on Wed, May 7 2014
  • Going Grocery Shopping Without a List

    "Mom, I don't think this is going to end well..." Yesterday, for the first time in years, I went grocery shopping without having made a meal plan or a list. Yikes. You see, I usually do my meal planning on Sunday and my grocery shopping on Monday. But I had Grandma Mensch (my mother), Auntie...
    Posted to Weblog by Emily Guy Birken on Thu, Apr 24 2014
  • How Much Do You Spend on Groceries?

    Pictured: NOT Mr. Money Mustache, despite the facial hair The other day, I was perusing Mr. Money Mustache's hilarious and subversive website , when I came across this post: Killing Your $1000 Grocery Bill . In this post, Mr. Mustache states that his family of three spends $80 per week at the grocery...
    Posted to Weblog by Emily Guy Birken on Thu, Apr 10 2014
  • The Fine Line Between Frugality and Delusional Behavior

    This is my hand mixer: I have owned this bad boy for nearly 13 years, having bought it soon after I graduated from college in May 2001. It's a little difficult to see, but the beaters are actually wonky: Basically, I can only use one beater at a time because the two of them together get in each others'...
    Posted to Weblog by Emily Guy Birken on Mon, Mar 17 2014
  • The Frugal Olympics Final Event: Making Your Own Convenience Food

    Here we are at the fourth and final event of the Frugal Olympics: Making Your Own Convenience Food To be honest, I should never have qualified for this event. For one thing, I cannot be trusted with convenience foods in the house to begin with. For another, I tend to be somewhat challenged when it comes...
    Posted to Weblog by Emily Guy Birken on Thu, Feb 27 2014
  • Cost Breakdown of Frugal and Healthy Super Bowl Recipes: Part 3 of 3

    We've already covered how to healthify and cheapify your Super Bowl dip and dessert , so today let's focus on the main event: a big ol' pot of chili. I personally find there's nothing better than a warm and spicy bowl of chili on a cold day. And since chili that's simmered all day...
    Posted to Weblog by Emily Guy Birken on Fri, Jan 31 2014
  • Cost Breakdown of Frugal and Healthy Super Bowl Recipes: Part 2 of 3

    As I promised yesterday , I'm continuing the Menschly look at healthier and inexpensive Super Bowl party foods today by offering you a healthy dessert alternative for the big game. But first, let's address the elephant in the room. Specifically and to wit: you really should not try to make dessert...
    Posted to Weblog by Emily Guy Birken on Thu, Jan 30 2014
  • Cost Breakdown of Frugal and Healthy Super Bowl Recipes: Part 1 of 3

    Whether you are a passionate football fan or only watch the Super Bowl for the commercials and the potential wardrobe malfunctions, I think we can all agree that the best part of any Super Bowl gathering is the food. Unfortunately, traditional Super Bowl party food is enough to derail any New Year's...
    Posted to Weblog by Emily Guy Birken on Wed, Jan 29 2014
  • 10 Foods To Have on Hand When You're Snowed In

    Photo courtesy of Denis Jacquerye 2014 started off with a bang. Well, at least it started with a polar vortex. Let that sink in for a minute. Doesn't a polar vortex sound like the kind of storm Luke Skywalker had to ride out inside of a taun-taun on the ice world of Hoth? (And was that the single...
    Posted to Weblog by Emily Guy Birken on Thu, Jan 16 2014
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