Friday, January 25, 2013

Thankful Sunday--January 27,2013

I am thankful for the insulation in my house.

Blown insulation in our attic

When I was growing up, I lived in a house that had no insulation. In the wintertime, we didn't spend much time in our living room because it was so cold that there was often frost on the inside of the windows as well as the electrical outlets. We had to wait for warmer weather to spend time in there again.

Now I live in a house with good insulation, and I really appreciate that during these cold, single digit days. I am warm and toasty no matter what room I am in. What a luxury.

Food Waste Friday and True Food Confessions--Jan. 25, 2013

 It's time for Food Waste Friday, when the Frugalgirl encourages us to post pictures from the previous week of wasted food from our household. This accountability hopefully will help us to be more careful with our food and maybe save some money. Also, I am using this public forum to encourage us to eat out less which includes better meal planning. You can follow how we are doing in this endeavor by reading True Food Confessions.

This Week's Food Waste

No waste this week! Over the weekend, I made a list of things to use up from the fridge. We cooked and ate from this list all week, and avoided any waste. Now, was I coordinated or what? :)

This Week's True Food Confessions

One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn't belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the other,
 By the time I finish my song?*

If you guessed the pizza, you'd be right. We cooked everything else at home this week. A definite success.
*Does everyone recognize this song from Sesame Street?