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    Single Serve Rice Krispie Treats!

    Among my husband’s many fine and virtuous qualities is his unbeatable frugality. That is why he handles the money in this house. I have always been good with money, but his financial practices make me look like a spendthrift. He can make a dollar do things you’ve never seen before. If we eat out, even if I try to eat off the dollar menus, I still rack costs up to the average combo prices, regardless of my efforts. Somehow he finds a way to get a full hearty meal for $3 or less. If we have Pizza for dinner, we get it for free AND we are paid to eat…

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    Poppy Seed Chicken

          You will probably discover, eventually, in this blog that we eat a lot of chicken. There are several reasons for this. 1) We both like it. 2) It’s versatile. 3) We cannot afford anything else! Meat costs are through the roof right now, and when you are scraping by on a meager salary, and chicken is on sale for $1.77/lb… well Honey, we’re havin’ chicken tonight. And the next night, and the next night after that, and nightly until God convicts the hearts of meat providers across the nation. Or at least until something else goes on sale… which I may never know when it does because SOMEONE keeps…

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    Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade!

    I LOVE Strawberry Lemonade! The problem is I don’t often find it with the flavor I love. I don’t like it sour, bitter, or flat. I love it SWEET. When my hubby and I got married I insisted on having Strawberry Lemonade for our beverage at the reception. I had it at a friend’s wedding and it made the 4 hour drive, the expensive gift, and the mild despair of watching yet another peer marry off into happily ever after without knowing when my turn would come, ALL worth it. Because I was preparing to be a wife and everyone knows the best wives NEVER take shortcuts (role model wives…