Frugalmom's blog

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Get your hands off me!

Why do people think that a pregnant lady's belly is public property? I have complete strangers and/or people whom I don't know very well touching my belly all the time. I am seriously making a t-shirt or two discouraging this behavior. I just saw a cute one on Etsy that said "I am not a genie bottle" but that's a little too subtle for me.

My shirts are going to say things like

"Just because I'm pregnant doesn't mean you can touch my belly"

or

"If you touch my belly, I'll touch yours"

or the big red circle with a slash through it (is there a name for that?) with the word "TOUCHING" under it.

Seriously, strangers, it really bugs me!

Summer's bounty

It's that time of year again! Between my purchases from the fruit stands and harvesting from the garden, I am spending a lot of time "putting food by" (as our grandmothers called it). It can be a little overwhelming, especially on the days like today when I do more than one type of food, but in the end, it's all worth it.

I had a discussion this morning with a lady I know who also gardens, and in the past, has canned. I asked her if she was canning this year and she replied that she just couldn't afford to this year, not with the price of canned goods as low as they are. I commented that it can be really expensive if you don't have a free or cheap source of food, but I imagine that I will always keep canning, even if the price of the local produce I buy goes up.  read more »

2008/07/07 Almost homegrown supper

Frugalboy pointed out to me as we ate, that if the chicken had been one of the ones we had raised ourselves, and we'd grown the potatoes, that our meal would have been entirely homegrown. What a cool thing!

We had Garlic Lime Chicken, (I am not a Flybaby but this Flylady recipe is fantastic!) potatoes and homegrown peas in the cheese sauce leftover from the macaroni and cheese, and a medley of sauteed veggies straight from the garden--the first of the zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and onions.

I am stuffed from the veggies--they are my favorite!

Pepe Le Pew

I have never actually taken the time to blog about all my run-ins with the neighborhood skunks. Usually it's a close call that leaves me breathless with a racing heart. And while we've seen skunks dozens of times, we've been lucky (?) enough to only have to deal with a direct hit twice.  read more »

2008/07/03 Crock Pot Pork Roast

In an attempt to keep my kitchen cooler (today's high is supposed to be 105) I put the crock pot in the garage with a pork roast, potatoes, and onions. That will go nicely with some steamed broccoli.


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