Frugal Living Ideas – Living On 30000 a Year

Frugal Living Ideas

Frugal Living Ideas Frugal living ideas for Living On 30000 a Year Don't think it's possible, right? I mean, seriously, who can live on less than $30,000 a year in this day and age? Well, I'll tell you. My husband and I...and our 6 kids! Let me walk you through the process. It wasn't easy, but if you are as determined as I was, it is possible! First of all, you need to get rid of the feelings of entitlement that many Americans struggle with. We did this without food stamps or help from … [Read more...]

Frugal Living Ideas: 5 Tips on Living on 30000 or Less

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Frugal Living Ideas Living on 30000 or Less   5 Tips on living on 30000 or less I have a larger than average family, there are 7 of us, and I like to pride myself in living a little differently than everyone else. We have one income, provided by my husband, and I like to think that part of my job is making the very most of his paycheck. Over the years, we have become expert and making a dollar stretch into more buying power than anyone thought possible. Frugal Living Ideas I'd … [Read more...]

What's for Dinner Wednesday

I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. I attempt to follow the food guru and 30 minute meal making queen, Rachael Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less!     I am a keep it simple cook. I love fresh veggies and meat. I have so little time to cook so it has to be fast and healthy. I grabbed my grill pan and coated it in olive oil. I then placed in the … [Read more...]

What's for Dinner Wednesday Seafood and veggies and rice

I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. I attempt to follow the food guru and 30 minute meal making queen, Rachael Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less! This is an easy recipe sure to put a smile on your face! Drizzle olive oil in the pan cook 1/2 cup of onions cut 2 tomatoes and 2 peppers add a dash of fresh garlic Then cook until the onions are … [Read more...]

What's for Dinner Wednesday: Chili

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I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. I attempt to follow the food guru and 30 minute meal making queen, Rachael Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less! I love chili.  We eat it on our hot dogs and we eat it with corn chips. The best part is you can dump whatever you would like in it. I grabbed a bunch of kidney bean cans on sale. I added some fresh onions … [Read more...]

What’s for Dinner Wednesday? French Onion Soup

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Soup! Soup! Soup! I make a huge pot then I place them in ziplock bags and I freeze them flat.. Wait for the soup to cool before you place them in the bag. I love french onion soup. It is cheap quick and easy! I substitute beef cubes and water for beef stock to save even more. 3 tablespoons of butter in the pan used to brown the onions 4 Lbs of onions you just throw them in food processor 2 Red onions also easily chopped by the food processor.. I got mine on Amazon for $29.99.. Black … [Read more...]

Working Mom: What's for Dinner Wednesday

I am a working mom who wanted her life back. I took control of my kitchen and cooked once for an entire month. I had help. I cooked 15 meals two portions of each. Then I had my girlfriend do the same. We swapped and life is again wonderful! I thought I would tell you what I learned. 1) Double bag all items.  2) Do not randomly look at the book and pick recipes. 3) You should each pick two meats each to cook. It will keep the costs down and the prep time.  So far I have eaten the pepper stir fry … [Read more...]

Working mom What's for Dinner Wednesday

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  I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. I attempt to follow the food guru and 30 minute meal making queen, Rachael Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less! This was one of my favorite meals in Prague so I recreated it at home. I took lettuce and salmon and a fresh baguette with Creme Fraiche. You can throw on some capers if you wish. It was quick and easy … [Read more...]

Pulled pork.. without any work?

I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. I attempt to follow the food guru and 30 minute meal making queen, Rachael Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less! I have to say sometimes you just have to cheat. I said it you need to cheat and buy already cooked items. I know gasp I am not super woman or super chef. I am just trying to hold it together on any given … [Read more...]

Cheap Dates

I am excited about this new weekly feature. Madame Deals and Living on Love and Cents have paired up to bring you Dating on a Dime. We all know how important it is to keep that fire alive in the relationship and who says that you have to have money to have romance? This week Amee from Madame Deals is sharing a fabulous idea with us. " Mat and I have been married for almost 11 years. We have three children and multiple jobs and we found that we had little time for one another. When you have … [Read more...]