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Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-02-2014, 12:18 PM
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Posted By artemis33
That is a good point....the prices on both...

That is a good point....the prices on both vitacost and amazon fluctuate so it is worth checking each time you purchase and knowing what their 'best price' is, so you can watch for it and purchase...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-29-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By artemis33
I can't say who has the best price....but...

I can't say who has the best price....but definitely look at Vitacost when you are comparing online.

Also do you have Azure Standard in your area? They are another resource I use for those...
Forum: The Mindful Home   09-19-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By artemis33
That sounds awful - I have heard such good things...

That sounds awful - I have heard such good things about that paint.

We recently redid my DDs room and used the Benjamin Moore Natura no VOC paint. I don't blame you if you want to avoid them...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-15-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By artemis33
Fritattas with cheese and veggies are another...

Fritattas with cheese and veggies are another versatile meal option for the egg eaters and the leftovers hold up well for lunches, etc.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-06-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,509
Posted By artemis33
yes, many of the things I by occasionally but...

yes, many of the things I by occasionally but not weekly have gone up.  I've been saving receipts over the past month or so to go back and review and try to redo a 'best price' list and reevaluate...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-16-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By artemis33
I really like the suggestions already given........

I really like the suggestions already given.....
 
What about dark chocolate shredded coconut haystack "nests" or Gluten free playdough
 
Sorry I don't have specific recipes for you.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-12-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By artemis33
The overnight child care idea made me...

The overnight child care idea made me think....what about date night child care?  Have a few kids over on Friday and Sat nights for parents to get out for a few hours.  Make popcorn (inexpensive),...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-22-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By artemis33
We have the same problem at our house, so I...

We have the same problem at our house, so I understand.  Even if I roast a chicken a week, we still rarely have as much stock around as I'd like.
 
My opinion is to just boil them.    The main...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-18-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,296
Posted By artemis33
I shopped quite a bit over the past month while...

I shopped quite a bit over the past month while hosting multiple gatherings and house guests.  I'm eager to be back on track with very little spending on food and a focus on freezer/pantry meals.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-10-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,296
Posted By artemis33
I found 3 cans of expired organic pumpkin in the...

I found 3 cans of expired organic pumpkin in the pantry.  Oops.  I decided I'd better just plan to use it up right away.  Yesterday I made some mini pumpkin cheesecakes with crust out of GF ginger...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-09-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,296
Posted By artemis33
Does anyone take advantage of wild herbs/weeds...

Does anyone take advantage of wild herbs/weeds growing in your yard and garden?  My salad greens patch is getting overrun with chickweed....and I know you can eat it and I nibble it here and there,...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-07-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By artemis33
Ours is a stainless lined Bosch.  Very quiet and...

Ours is a stainless lined Bosch.  Very quiet and water efficient.  The racks do have a coating on them and there are a few other plastic parts inside.  I didn't see anything with all stainless...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-07-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,296
Posted By artemis33
I know what you mean about perpetual pantry...

I know what you mean about perpetual pantry filling.....after all, being good at knowing the best stock up price on things does save money over time.  Butter is one of those things that we use so...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-25-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,296
Posted By artemis33
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by 2babies2kidsmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1390527/fall-pantry-challenge-2013/120_40#post_17492211)...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-19-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,296
Posted By artemis33
Pinto Beans...mmmm we love them, too.  I usually...

Pinto Beans...mmmm we love them, too.  I usually cook up a large batch with a ham hock, and then the first night we'll just have them in a bowl with cornbread and cooked greens on the side.   So...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-16-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,296
Posted By artemis33
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by justmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1390527/fall-pantry-challenge-2013/80_40#post_17487016)
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-14-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,296
Posted By artemis33
Update :   The ribs I made last night were...

Update :
 
The ribs I made last night were great!  Lovely glaze on the outside and nice and tender.  I skipped the last glaze under the broiler because some of the sauce in my roasting pan was...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-13-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,296
Posted By artemis33
Mmmmm artichoke dip....I've also seen recipes on...

Mmmmm artichoke dip....I've also seen recipes on Pinterest for Jalepeno popper dip that sound good....or just poppers!  I like to make a smoke salmon dip/spread from Ina Garten that is really good...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-13-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,296
Posted By artemis33
Decided to switch the timing a bit....   ...

Decided to switch the timing a bit....
 
today/Sunday
- leftover frittata and bread with jam for breakfast
- leftover soup for lunch
-Going with this other ribs recipe and making them today...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-12-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,296
Posted By artemis33
RIBS - for Melissel.  I have made the NYT oven...

RIBS - for Melissel.  I have made the NYT oven method recipe and it worked well.  I wasn't crazy about the sweet vanilla rub, but it wasn't bad and the method was easy.  I have 2 or 3 more packs of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-12-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,296
Posted By artemis33
Doing pretty well, but the family may revolt...

Doing pretty well, but the family may revolt soon if I keep trying out new recipes....I'm planning to make something tonight I know everyone will like.  Have to space out the new recipes a little...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-09-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,296
Posted By artemis33
Romaine can be used as lettuce wraps....fill...

Romaine can be used as lettuce wraps....fill with chicken salad, egg salad, taco meat and fillings (instead of a shell), or I like to make a Thai seasoned ground pork dish in lettuce wraps....
 
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-08-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,296
Posted By artemis33
Any really good recipes for pork roast?  I have...

Any really good recipes for pork roast?  I have a leg roast and a butt roast left.  I often make shredded pork/carnitas out of the butt or shoulder roasts and will probably do that, but I'd like to...
Forum: Traditional Foods   10-08-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By artemis33
Thank you Nettle - you have been a huge help!  I...

Thank you Nettle - you have been a huge help!  I thought I recognized your name...probably from here  :)
 
If I make it over we should definitely meet up.  I may have a villi yogurt culture to...
Forum: UK   10-07-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By artemis33
Thanks so much for the info, Nettle - I really...

Thanks so much for the info, Nettle - I really appreciate it. 
 
There really won't be any need for my 3yo to be in school there, but I was just curious.  She goes to 'preschool' here a couple...
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