Tag Archives: frugal

Frugal Encouragement

If you’re trying to live a frugal lifestyle, it helps to have frugal friends who share your goals and values. Adults are not immune to peer pressure. Friends who go out to eat often (and worse, invite you along Dutch Treat and are surprised when you never come) can make you feel a bit grubby […]

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the distinction between spending and saving

A while ago I noticed that in the frugality department, I was feeling stale, chafed, too busy to bother, and I’d slacked off. We’ve thrown away more food over the last couple of months than I could have purchased 20 years ago- which makes me ashamed. I thought it might help to spend more online time with […]

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From the Recipe files

I’m sorting through my ancient index card box of some of the thousands of recipes I’ve saved over the years.  This quick crockpot beans and sausage recipe is fairly inexpensive, very fast and easy to put together, and tends to be popular with teens, making it a good one for when your teens are having […]

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Gathering Fragments- stewardship and leftovers

In the Christian gospel account of the miracle of the loaves and the fishes we can learn something of the value of frugality. Jesus, the incarnate God become man, Creator of the Universe in Christian theology, recognizes the hunger of a massive crowd of people who have followed him out of town to hear Him […]

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Sausage, Sweet Potatoes and Apples

  This is so simple, I’m embarrassed to call it a recipe. Basically, you combine cooked sausage with diced sweet potato and chopped apple, toss in some butter and brown sugar and then cook it until the sweet potato and apple are done. You can microwave it (as pictured above); fry it, or roast it […]

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