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  1. Meal planning
    So I have been preparing a soup to serve prior to the rest of the meal and I have to say that I looooooove having soup right before the main course! :) That being said, I'm wondering how many people notice a savings with a soup + meal versus just the meal alone. We definitely eat a whole lot...
  2. Freebies
    *By mail. Limited quantity of 100,000 samples. While supplies last. Limit (1) sample per household. Samples are only available to consumers in the United States. You must be 18 or older to receive this sample. Tom's of Maine - Wicked Fresh
  3. Food challenges
    I am not to sure if I am posting this thread here or it should be under Frugal tips, but I hope you forgive me. Reading your tips and menus encouraged me to share my Sunday menu trick. When I kids were at home even now being married and when my husband is at home I cook a good meat meal with...
  4. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    I borrowed this from another board I'm on...if we're all tired of politics, how about a controversial Walmart thread instead? LOL Here's the link... http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081106/us_nm/us_walmart_holiday;_ylt=ApjODhuMAMXkdbhZDkv2WOis0NUE Anybody else think this is a big fat lie? I...
  5. Garden and plants
    Crosne (Stachys affinis) Main Harvest http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?XRGVI 21 October 2008 Crosne (Stachys affinis) Main Harvest All the Crosne were dug today. The method is depicted in the pictures. The bed was 32 square feet in area, and 18 pounds of tubers were collected. The average size...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    We are getting ready to plant our garden soon, vegetable garden. We ususally plant green beans, tomatoes, zuchinni, green peppers, some pumpkins, and a few onions. What are the main things in your garden, and can you possibly share some ideas about canning with the items that you grow. I just...
  7. Green Living
    Just to kick this board in the butt. haha. I first realized how bad we were when we had at least 7 trash bags a week. I started recycling and it went down to 2 1/2-3. We have only been recycling for a few months but I already feel it's made a huge difference. So what was your kick in the head...
  8. Goals and Dreams
    We don't have a vehicle for the first time. Hubby gets to drive a company van, but, because of insurance I am not even suppose to ride in it. Our credit is really bad right now, we are working on that but I am trying to save enough cash money to buy one outright. Has anyone ever done this and if...
  9. Leisure & Media Arts
    I'd have to say the price of our home, along with the taxes.
  10. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    Does the main wage earner in your household have a company issued vehicle?
  11. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    Does the main wage earner in your household (answer for this person ONLY please) receive a raise from his/her employer each year?
  12. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    When's the last time the MAIN wage earner in your household (answer for this person ONLY please) received a pay raise at his or her place of employment?
  13. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    What is your main reason for stockpiling/prepping? (Voting is open for 5 days)
  14. General Chat
    I must admist I haven't used it much. I did look at "links" but must check it out more often. Have you?
  15. General Chat
    Just out of curiousity. We all come from so many places! I am mostly Polish, much to DH dismay-lol. We Polish people apparently have similar traits. I have blonde hair and blue eyes. I finally passed my blue eyes to my last baby. All the girls have blonde hair. DH works with a guy that is...
  16. Kitchen Basics
    MAIN DISH STIR FRY 2 Tbsp. oil 1 clove garlic, cut in half 4 scallions, cut in 1 in. sections 1 lb. fresh or frozen tofu, cut in strips 8 c. mixed vegetables, cut attractively in bite size pieces: carrots broccoli cauliflower green pepper zucchini Chinese greens celery bean sprouts...
  17. Home Environment
    and what is your main clutter? Most of my clutter is papers. I don't know why I can't toss things away. I have magazine clippings, mail, post it notes, to do lists, wishlists etc. It's not just in one pile either. I currently have a small stack on my computer desk, some stuffed in drawers, a...
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