Amazing Three Bean Salad


We have tons of beans in our pantry. When kidney beans and green beans were $.39 a can I stocked up on several cases each. Now that we are trying to save some money and I needed an easy dish for a picnic I was really happy to have these beans on hand! The nice…

The End of No Buy January: Brown Bean Casserole


So it is the end of No Buy January. My freezer, pantry and refrigerator are ready to be cleaned. There are a few stray items left and now it is time to decide what to throw away or move to the front and use. This last day was particularly tough for me. I had a…

Slow Cooker Veggie-Beef Chili


This post is a bit late today.  Just like everyone else, life sometimes gets in the way.  Today it was three doctor appointments, out-of-town, of course, a cello lesson and a library program.  No, I do not sit around my house all day cooking dinner, cleaning or playing on the computer.  I am just like…

What Happens When Mommy Doesn’t Make or Plan Dinner


Things have been crazy here and I have been trying to keep on top of the meal planning and cooking.  This is what happens when Mom doesn’t plan a dinner or leave something cooking for them.   They figure it out. I volunteered at school today and then I had to do three pick-ups and…