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End of February Update

February 28th, 2010 at 09:57 am

No-spend days : 21

February Eat-In : 26 points

$20 Challenge : $64

Sodas : 39

Mid-Month Update

February 13th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

No-Spend Days = 10
February Challenge = 12 points
$20 Challenge = $44
Soda Consumption = 20

Under $3500 Owed

February 11th, 2010 at 04:56 pm

Just made another payment to the personal loan. The new balance is $3429! Yippee!

February Challenge

February 4th, 2010 at 08:16 pm

Well, I messed up and went out to lunch with a friend today. So , there's no way now that I'll win the Feb. challenge.
On the upside, I've had 2 NSDs this month.
Today, just wasn't one of them.

Small Addition to $20 Challenge

February 3rd, 2010 at 02:04 pm

Went to the feed store today to get a bag of Strategy-GX for the boys. Got a five and 2 ones in my change.

February $20 Challenge = $7

As Requested...

February 2nd, 2010 at 09:13 am

A few posts back, I mentioned that I was putting together a collection of my favorite recipes to give to my nieces.
Frugalgal suggested that I post some of them.
Before we get to that, let me tell you a story.
Somewhere in New England there are two restaurants in close proximity to one another. One of them, a health food restaurant, put up a sign in front of their door. The sign read, "Eat here and live longer!"
The other restaurant, a barbecue joint, not to be outdone, put up a sign of their own.
It read,"Eat here and die happy!"

Just wanted to let you know, I'm with the barbecue joint.

This is a recipe that I found back in 1998 on a Newsgroup called rec.food.recipes.
African Chicken Stew
Yield: 4 servings
1 Tblsp Oil
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs(I like to some of each)
1 1/2 C chopped onions
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 28 oz. can whole tomatoes,undrained, cut up
1/3 C creamy peanut butter
1/2 Tsp chili powder
1/2 Tsp salt
1/4 Tsp crushed red pepper flakes, or not
3 C cooked rice
1 C dry roasted peanuts

Heat oil in dutch oven or large saucepan over medium high heat until hot. Cut chicken into one inch pieces. Add chicken, onions and garlic; cook about 5 minutes or until chicken is browned and onions are tender.
Stir in tomatoes, peanut butter, chili powder, salt and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 35 to 45 minutes.
Serve over rice and sprinkle with peanuts.

January in a Nutshell

February 1st, 2010 at 08:11 am

January's over. Yay!!!

So how did I do?

Sodas for the month = 53
That's fewer than 2/day

Purge 30 things in 30 days = 49
I completely forgot to keep track of the score.

20 Dollar Challenge = $244
Rebates, sale of CDs, 1 & 5 dollar bills that I try to never spend.

Family Cookbook - Got all my recipes into the Cookbook software. Next, I have to start formatting the "look" of the cookbook.
And I promise I'll post a few recipes in February.

Personal Loan - Paid $163 extra

Mortgage - Paid $100 extra

Groceries - $280 Guess I still need to work on this one.

Still too much snow and ice to be riding or driving my horse. Praying for an early Spring.