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Forum: Meal Planning   Yesterday, 07:48 AM
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Posted By Ragana
I did the chickpea curry dinner and the spring...

I did the chickpea curry dinner and the spring roll dinner minus the soup. Yesterday we had Thai green curry with more of the cauliflower/broccoli. We had pasta for lunch the other day, so I may make...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-20-2014, 05:11 PM
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Views: 814
Posted By Ragana
Right? It seems like they peel most of the skins...

Right? It seems like they peel most of the skins off of the onions they sell these days, and they mold much faster.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-20-2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By Ragana
Yes! Location helps. In our city, farmers'...

Yes! Location helps. In our city, farmers' markets are actually more expensive than some grocery stores, but then I go out to the country and get 5 lbs. of blueberries for a fraction per pound of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-20-2014, 09:31 AM
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Views: 814
Posted By Ragana
I use this as a guideline as well, and we are at...

I use this as a guideline as well, and we are at the thrifty level for a family of 4, which is right around $800. That includes some organic, little meat (protein is mostly eggs, beans, tofu,...
Forum: Learning at School   08-18-2014, 10:43 AM
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Views: 679
Posted By Ragana
It depends so much on your kid's energy level. I...

It depends so much on your kid's energy level. I have friends whose kids are in multiple sports, dance several days a week, etc. and love all of the activity, but my kids need down time. Because we...
Forum: Parenting   08-18-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By Ragana
I have kids after school, too, and agree with...

I have kids after school, too, and agree with both of these points! I usually do only one snack, but these are older kids and the snack is substantial (veggies & hummus, crackers & cheese, fruit and...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-18-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,662
Posted By Ragana
I've been away at camp for a week, so just...

I've been away at camp for a week, so just plunging back in. I have to work at least some of the time this week, but will try to get back to decluttering and cleaning since school starts next week!
Forum: Meal Planning   08-18-2014, 08:02 AM
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Posted By Ragana
I've been out of town, eating cafeteria food for...

I've been out of town, eating cafeteria food for a week - actually not bad, since they had a salad bar and served interesting side salads. We also found out our camp uses local meat and vegetables.
...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-08-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,662
Posted By Ragana
Just saw pics from a friend who did this in...

Just saw pics from a friend who did this in France - it looked amazing and very relaxing. Have fun!

Today so far:
* Put away a load of laundry. After I write this, will put the next load in.
...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-06-2014, 06:46 AM
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Posted By Ragana
Sure do! Pizza bread is a staple over here, and...

Sure do! Pizza bread is a staple over here, and sometimes we eat popcorn for breakfast...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-05-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,662
Posted By Ragana
Nope, it isn't! But for me, aiming for 15 min....

Nope, it isn't! But for me, aiming for 15 min. and accomplishing something small is better than my previous approach of waiting for a big chunk of time to do the job perfectly - which never came -...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-05-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,662
Posted By Ragana
DH did a cleaning session today - washed the...

DH did a cleaning session today - washed the floors. Dog was sick and cats were unhappy :eek:
I didn't clean, but kept up with dishes and ran the car over for an oil change, plus booked a flight we...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-05-2014, 02:02 PM
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Views: 48,699
Posted By Ragana
Two down, two to go. Made the pizza bread last...

Two down, two to go. Made the pizza bread last night, and tonight will be the pasta. Where on earth did that strikeout style go? Couldn't find it, so I put smilies next to the stuff I made.
Forum: Meal Planning   08-05-2014, 01:58 PM
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Posted By Ragana
Yum! Fellow Eastern European's mouth watering......

Yum! Fellow Eastern European's mouth watering... Let us know what you had!
Forum: Meal Planning   08-04-2014, 07:52 AM
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Posted By Ragana
Well, we had the black beans in corn tortillas....

Well, we had the black beans in corn tortillas. We have been eating a LOT of black beans and tacos in various forms this summer. Need to mix it up.

So far on the schedule for this week I have:
...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-03-2014, 10:55 AM
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Posted By Ragana
Eek, same here. Not stew or soup weather, but I...

Eek, same here. Not stew or soup weather, but I do have tomatoes, canned black beans and broth cubes.
Forum: Meal Planning   08-03-2014, 10:51 AM
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Posted By Ragana
That sounds like my kind of birthday! I just took...

That sounds like my kind of birthday! I just took a friend out for some for her birthday this week :smile:
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-03-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,662
Posted By Ragana
Not much cleaning these past few days - we are...

Not much cleaning these past few days - we are doing some budgeting stuff and working on getting a new cell phone plan, which takes an amazingly long time due to the difficulty of comparing the...
Forum: Meal Planning   08-02-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,261
Posted By Ragana
Just saw this - Budget Bytes slow cooker black...

Just saw this - Budget Bytes slow cooker black bean soup: http://www.budgetbytes.com/2014/07/slow-cooker-black-bean-soup/
Forum: Meal Planning   07-31-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 48,699
Posted By Ragana
That's one we do at least once a week - always...

That's one we do at least once a week - always yummy and so easy.

Tonight I had dinner out with a friend, and tomorrow other friends are coming over, so we're doing tacos - corn/flour tortillas,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-31-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,662
Posted By Ragana
Quick one today - cleaned under kitchen sink.

Quick one today - cleaned under kitchen sink.
Forum: Pets   07-31-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Ragana
Great tips, thanks! I did not even think of the...

Great tips, thanks! I did not even think of the vax records. He will have had his full shots by then, including rabies. I will look up the closest vet.
Forum: Pets   07-31-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Ragana
Puppy etiquette around kids

We have a new puppy. He is almost 4 mos. old and a small guy - currently 8-9 lbs., will be 15 lbs. or so full grown. So not big, but a normally energetic puppy. Pretty soon I am heading to a family...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-30-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,662
Posted By Ragana
Ugh, that's the one I have been putting off! I...

Ugh, that's the one I have been putting off! I did buy some of that awful sticky plastic wrap to try a tip I heard - you clean the fridge, then line the shelves with stick plastic wrap, so next time...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-30-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,662
Posted By Ragana
I would love to join this thread. A while back I...

I would love to join this thread. A while back I also started on the Motivated Moms thread! I used that checklist for a year or two, somewhat sporadically. Now circumstances have pushed me into doing...
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