No-Shopping November Day Twenty

Day Twenty. I had the baking bug today. Do you ever get the urge to bake? I do. I love baking and especially baking with my daughter. I asked her what she wanted to bake and she replied “cookies.” So, cookies it was. Big, soft, chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. We used up the organic […]

No-Shopping November Day Nineteen

Day Nineteen. Back at home for the day, which is much easier to handle than having to be in town all day. As I wrote yesterday, we did not take food with us and spent most of the day in town, so we ended up having to eat out (son bought our meal), which we […]

No-Shopping November Day Eighteen

Day Eighteen. Each day is an exciting challenge, it really is. What can we make or make do with, only with what we have on hand? A good plan is key and I’ve been keeping tabs on what we have on hand and revising and updating the menu plan and strategies to reflect the dwindling […]

No-Shopping November Day Seventeen

Day Seventeen. A busy day filled with calls to doctors for our son, but alas, we couldn’t get him seen. Husband and daughter had to go to town, so son and I kicked back in my bed and enjoyed a movie and lunch together. Just like when he was little, snuggled up in bed with yummy homemade […]

No-Shopping November Day Sixteen

Here it is, Day Sixteen. I’m looking forward to seeing how the next half (or longer) will turn out. Here’s the situation now; we have limited perishable supplies of, or are totally out of the staples we use daily, such as eggs, veggies, chicken, chips, coconut aminos and more. We’ve opened some of the #10 […]

No-Shopping November Day Fifteen

Day Fifteen. Here we are at the halfway point. In retrospect, I can see where we’re done really well and also where we’ve not done well at all. I’ve had some comments on the lack of veggies in our menu. I’ll address those comments in the Q&A at the end of the month. So, if you’ve […]

No-Shopping November Day Fourteen

Day Fourteen. One more day until the halfway mark. Friday is usually a busy day for me kitchen-wise, as I get ready for the Sabbath. We try to have a nice meal, fresh tablecloth, candles etc. And then I plan to rest on Saturday, no cooking. So, I usually make an extra something on Friday, more […]

No-Shopping November Day Thirteen

Day Thirteen. Thursday.  I awoke to the gorgeous aroma of chickens slow cooking overnight. (Did you know an aroma could be gorgeous?) What a wonderful way to wake up. Some people enjoy waking up to the fragrance of coffee brewing, but I don’t drink coffee and I prefer the rich bouquet of homemade chicken soup cooking. There is something so familiar, so simple and […]

No-Shopping November Day Twelve

Day Twelve. Wednesday is usually a busy day for us; some going to work, some going to homeschool enrichment classes and then later to church. Foods need to have been prepared in advance (at least the day before) for fast and easy breakfast, portable to take lunch for work, a snack after school, light meal before church […]

No-Shopping November Day Eleven

Day Eleven. Tuesday. A “normal” day for us (hey, what IS normal anyway? I don’t know anyone who’s normal and what’s a normal day?), so we did our regular chores, school work and kitchen chores. I’m working on my Thanksgiving menu right now and I’m focusing on setting aside enough of the supplies on hand to ensure we have a […]