Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cinnamon Sugar

Making your own cinnamon sugar and putting it in your own shaker rather than buying the pre-mixed takes about 3 minutes and is much less expensive, especially if your family eats as much cinnamon toast as mine does.

1/2 cup sugar
8 tsp. of cinnamon
Mix well. Be careful, cinnamon dust can burn your eyes.
Pour in your own shaker.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Don't be afraid of doing dishes!

Our family of 4 can grill steaks, have a baked potato, salad, beverage of choice and dessert for less than the cost of eating at a fast food restaurant with a drink and no dessert. Sure it's a little more work, but not only are we eating healthier, saving money and having some quality family time too. (BTW, we don't eat steak very much, so we save even more.)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Make your own coffee

I'm not a coffee drinker, but I do know you can buy ALOT of gourmet coffee and brew it yourself for alot less than stopping at Starbucks.


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