Cooking From Scratch

Between the demands of work and family, who has time to cook from scratch? It is much more convenient to buy something ready-made or almost made. Don’t you just love those veggies in the produce section that are already prepped and all you have to do is perhaps mix in a couple more ingredients and…

Five Meals for $5

Have you ever had one of those weeks? The week where everything seems to go wrong and you find your finances, time and patience put to the test? Maybe you’re having a busy week shuttling kids to activities two or three times a day, lots of home and garden chores plus a rush of other…

Set a budget

Setting down a budget is the first step to getting a Preparedness Plan in place.   In theory… In theory budgeting is pretty simple: just don’t spend money you don’t have. Easy enough to say. But what exactly does a good budget look like? There are some good guidelines to setting a family budget. The…