No-Shopping November Day Twenty-Two

Day Twenty-two and counting. I’m not as desperate for this to be over as I thought I would be at this point. I’m still finding this effort to be creative and stimulating to me. I cannot say my family feels the same, but they have definitely been supportive and helpful. No whining, no complaining and […]

No-Shopping November Day Twenty-One

Wow, 3 weeks. Day Twenty-One. It doesn’t seem that long, and on the other hand, it seems much longer. Right now the focus is on getting through the last week of the month, including a traditional Thanksgiving day meal and having family come and stay for the weekend. I admit I am enjoying taking inventory […]

Neti (Nasal Irrigation) Solution

Nasal irrigation solution (dry mix): 1/2 cup Real Salt  (do not use table salt or salt with additives) 1/4 cup baking soda Make sure the salt is powder-fine. I whiz the dry ingredients in a blender. Place dry mix in a lidded container. Use 1/4 teaspoon dry mix to 8 ounces warm distilled or previously boiled […]

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies (Dairy-free, Gluten-free options)

These are the old-fashioned chewy oatmeal cookies that I remember from my childhood. Very sweet (you can use less sugar) and oatmeal-y. A favorite for dunking in milk or simply for late-night indulging. These DO call for a LOT of sugar, and if you wish to use less, please do! Be sure to replace the volume […]

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 […]

Lattice Apple Bread

On my “Bread Day” I usually set aside some bread dough to make rolls, pizza crusts, cinnamon buns and sweet breads. This one is simple, easy, delicious using DRIED (and in dehydrated) apple slices. I use my own apple slices that I dehydrated myself and they are lovely, sweet organic apples, nothing added. I wash […]

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 […]