• Money Management,  Uncategorized

    Why Coupons Aren’t All That

    Mark and I had a little spat in February. Before you scoot up on the edge of your seat, eager to be filled in on such juicy private details as marital conflict, I’ll tell you up front: It wasn’t that big of a deal. I mean, for real. The forty cents off four cans of Campbell’s condensed soup wasn’t that big of a deal. Sorry if you were expecting something more dramatic. The truth is, Mark and I generally don’t fight. A deep level of respect for each other and the combination of two very passive personalities makes conflict almost non-existent in our marriage. This couponing fiasco is one of…

  • Recipes

    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…