Tuesday: Pasta with cream, peas and mint http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/241610
Reflections from the Backcounter
Frugal thinking is essential in our current economy. Discretionary income is being eroded by the rising costs of food, gas and utilities. This morning the news highlighted unrest in Egypt where people have taken to the streets to protest the high cost of living in that country. Mothers need to think creatively to keep food bills on budget and household costs under control. Tonights menu saves time and money. This is a quick, tasty and inexpensive pasta dish that has a different twist.
Mother to mother networking is also a great way to save money. Special occasion outfits are always expensive. Consider lending or borrowing outfits for weddings, proms, and evenings out. Hand down clothing to other kids who are just a few sizes smaller than yours.
A great site for the horsey set is http://www.showstop.info/. This is a site organized by a group of mothers who were tired of warehousing outgrown horseshow clothes and tack. These moms used their energy to create a site for others to sell items and place wanted ads for needed clothing and tack. This is a great idea! Check it out and post an ad! I have gotten a lot of good things on this site.