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  1. Meal planning
    I am new to "frugal village" and right now my main focus is cutting corners and saving money on our grocery bills. This week the grocery store (Price Chopper/Northeast) has split chicken breasts (bone-in) on sale for $1 a pound. I am hoping to buy 10-15 pounds of chicken. Any suggestions on...
  2. Kitchen Basics
    and found little white worms in it!!! yuck! the thing is that i had made the pot of soup already and was having a bowl and saw all these little white things and thought, i didnt cut the garlic like that, then upon closer view, it was worms!!! yuck. i had eaten some i going to get...
  3. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I was wondering if making my mortgage payment in 2 monthly payments really saves money over the course of the loan or if that's a myth? Anybody do this? If so, do you divide the payments yourself or work with your mortgage lender/bank?
  4. Question and Answer
    I'm making split pea soup for dinner from the ham bone from xmas dinenr tonight... I thought I had 2 bags of split peas...I only have 1 but I have 2 bags of lentils... Can I use 1 bag split peas and 1 bag lentils? Will I be able to taste a difference?
  5. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Our HELOC has an intro rate on part of our balance and a higher interest rate on the higher portion. I'd like to find an amortization calculator that could show this info. Does such a beast exist?
  6. Kitchen Basics
    2 packs of split peas, 1/4 cup or more lawry's garlic salt, water, one pound of oscar meyer bacon, crockpot. cook all day, use stick blender. freezes well for frozen portions.
  7. General Chat
    :pdoff:OK, so I purchased a 4kg ( 8.8lb) box of frozen split chicken wings ( tips removed) so I could precook hot wings and freeze for after school snacks for DS. The quality and taste of the chicken are good BUT my beef is that in the whole box there were only 12 drumette pieces! All the rest...
  8. Soups and stews Recipes
    Green Split Pea Soup Recipe DescriptionI make this whenever I have a ham bone. Truth be told that's mainly why I buy the ham.;) Great served with some cornbread on a chilly night. Preparation Steps: Level of Difficulty: Time Needed: Ingredients:16 oz split...
  9. Soups and stews Recipes
    Split Pea Soup (Weight Watchers points included) Recipe DescriptionDelicious hearty soup. Dairy-free. Preparation Steps:Dice onion and sautee w/garlic in oil until softened. Level of Difficulty:Easy peasy ;) Time Needed:2 hrs plus 5 min prep time...
  10. General Chat
    I'm just curious. My neighbors and I were discussing this and found that he and I were pretty unique in how we split up the household chores. Most of our neighbors split the chores along the traditional "gender" roles. The men do the yardwork, take out the garbage, etc. The women do the...
  11. Bananas
    Banana Split Ice Cream Ingredients: 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 quart milk 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk 6 eggs, beaten 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 quart chocolate milk 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen strawberries, thawed 3 bananas, diced 1 (15 ounce) can...
  12. Crockpot
    made this last rainy cold weekend. i did not soak the beans. put two bags of washed, sorted dried split peas, 1/2 pound raw oscar meyer bacon, large quantity of garlic powder. crockpot left to cook on low overnight. it was so good i ate the whole pot on saturday and sunday.
  13. Freebies
  14. Leisure & Media Arts Sad news for those of us who enjoy "Royal watching". I can't say I'm shocked, though. Who on earth could put up with all that ever encroaching press?
  15. Leisure & Media Arts This one makes me really sad. I really like her.
  16. Kitchen Basics
    Does anyone know how to make it? I was told I need to boil a ham bone for the base, so I have that going...but I am at a loss as what to do next. I figured I'd boil that tonight. Put the stock in the fridge and finish it tomorrow.
  17. Leisure & Media Arts
    I don't think this has been posted, but as I was investigating the Katie/Tom baby thing (true...unbelieveable though) I came across the news that Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey have decided to divorce. Between this and Demi and Ashton getting married, lots happening in Hollywood in the past week!
  18. Leisure & Media Arts
    Brad Pitts publict has announced that Brad and Jennifer have seperated!
  19. Leisure & Media Arts
    No real surprise here IMO:
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