This is a journal of the ideas I have employed to save money, time, and reduce waste in my household.

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Latest Blog Posts for Premeditated Leftovers

  • Drum Roll Please
    on Aug 14, 2009 in food waste eliminating food waste
    I did not have any food waste this week! Below is a picture of food that could have been wasted: Chicken cooked in salsa, baked beans, black beans, Spanish Rice and a bag of cauliflower. It was all still edible, but unlikely to be finished before it...
  • Salvaging TortillasMy family enjoys corn tortillas. I like them because they are gluten free and have a longer shelf life than flour tortillas, my husband likes them because they have half the calories of flour tortillas, and my kids like them because “they are flavo...
  • Menu Plan – Week of August 10th
    on Aug 10, 2009
    This evening I made The Thrifty Country Woman’s Choucroute a l' Alsacienne. I followed the recipe (if you are a regular reader you know that is not my strength) except, (if you are a regular reader, you knew that was coming) I did not add the sausa...
  • Gluten-Free Goes Main StreamNot really, but it is still very exciting when a major company offers gluten-free products. Last year Big G released several varieties of gluten free Chex cereals. Now Betty Crocker is rolling out a line of gluten free dessert mixes: Yellow Cake Mix...
  • I Know Why Nobody Ate ThatMy daughter walked by as I was taking this week’s Food Waste Picture and said, “I know why nobody ate that”. Thinking she had something profound to share, I asked her why and she said, “because it is boring white rice”. So the only light sh...
  • There Must be a 50 Ways to Frost a Brownie
    on Aug 7, 2009 in frosting brownies chocolate
    I try to avoid controversial subjects on my blog, so I am not going to debate chewy versus dry cakelike brownies, nor am I going to engage in an argument about the merits of naked brownies. I am going to assume that the purists were scared off by my...
  • Garden UpdateLast week I told you how I protect my baby sunflowers from the rabbits, and this week I am thrilled to be able to show you the first sunflower to bloom. It takes a while for the seed to develop and give the center the black appearance that we associa...
  • Memorization TipToday I will be joining the Works For Me Blog Carnival at We Are That Family. The theme for this week is Back to School, so I thought I would share a memorization technique that works for my family.When ever my children have something they have to me...
  • Black Bean and Cauliflower ChiliSometimes my leftover use is more spontaneous (some might say impulsive) rather than premeditated! My daughter thinks this should be called the "ultimate disguise chili". I wasn't trying to sneak weird food past my kids, but if they were more willing...
  • Gluten-Free Betty Croker Baking Mix Coupon
    on Aug 5, 2009
    Visit Frugally Farming Family to find out how to receive your coupon for $4.00 off of your choice of one of Betty Crocker’s new gluten-free cake mixes, brownie mix, or chocolate chip cookie mix. Since these mixes were all priced between $3.64 - $3.
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