snowing here in upstate NY. I whined about not getting
everyone else had blizzards...now I have friends
hunting me down. We're just wrapping up one storm
and gearing for
another to hit tonight. My lilac bush isn't too happy
but it sure is
My good friend
Leo Quinn (and yes, I have childhood photos that
him) just emailed me with something he
read in Reader's
Digest. I wanted you to hear it, so I'm throwing
it in today's
you're beginning a "we ight loss" program or "die-it", the first
you need to ask yourself is:
I do this for the rest of my life?"
I'm guessing that
for 99.9% of the "die-it" plans out there, the
answer would be a
big, fat "NO".
currently "die-it"ing, and you can't answer "YES" to
doing it for the
rest of your life, then give "Real People
Don't Die t" a
And if you're
wondering who Leo is, his website is here:
(Many of you know
Okay, on to the
main part of the newsletter...
Wouldn't that be
great? For me, that would mean around
$150 in savings
on my monthly grocery bill, since I try to
keep most dinners
$10 or under.
myself to feed my family for the entire month
of March on $5 a
dinner. While I could go through my
recipes and try to guess at current costs,
I decided to take
a shortcut and look for a book on Amazon
that might have a
there's a new book just published in
I don't have it
yet, so I can't do a full review, but some of the
pretty yummy (and normal). If there's curry
or arugula in it,
chances are no one in this house is eating it,
I'll use my "Real
People Don't Die t" strategy to choose
recipes or just plain avoid recipes.
I'll give you an
update in April as to how it went. If you use
too, please write and let me know whether
you were able to
save mo ney.
Here's the link
Now, if someone
could just do a "$5 Crock-Pot Dinners"
would be something...
summer project for me?
Do you have any
$5 dinner recipes to share? Send
I have a new one
from a kids' cookbook that we made
on Chinese New
Noodle Chicken Soup
2 packages ramen
noodles, chicken flavor
1/2 bag frozen peas/carrots mix
chicken breast, cubed and cooked
Make the soup
according to directions, boilling the
veggies with the
water. Add soup flavoring and
Then add chicken. (You can add an extra cup
of water if you
think the broth is too strong.)
Serve with a
That's it for
today...off to get my son to shovel the walk!
Keep it real, and see you next time!
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