I like books.


I live in a small town and enjoy writing about the inhabitants. I spend most of my time perusing through used book stores looking for that one great book that I don't have; consequently, I have rooms filled with books. I am a book addict.

Monday, September 06, 2010


Not having money really sucks. And, what money I have goes to things like bills, food, gas, and more bills. So, I've been looking at ways to cut down on my household expenses and have decided that over the next year, I am going to cut out buying detergents. These items are my biggest expense and are necessary but can be made cheaply at home. So, when I run out of laundry soap and household cleaner and dish soap, I am switching to home made and see what's up.

So, over the next few months, I'm going to treat this blog like poverty journal or a surviving poverty journal and talk about things like how to make it on little to no money. Coming soon, soap instructions but not until I actually make the soap and try it. Then I'll blog. For now, here's what I do when I am getting close to bare cabinets, soups.
My favorite soup recipe is more like a goulash recipe because I use hamburger meat, onions, bellpeppers, carrots, potatoes, and tomato sauce. I usually have all of these ingredients.
1. cook hamburger and drain off grease.
2. Sautee onions, bellpeppers, and if I have it garlic and celery.
3. Add cooked meat to satueed ingredients and pour into a big pot with some water.
4. Add carrots and tomato sauce and diced potatoes and anything else I have lying around.
Cook until all the ingredients like potatoes are done and let simmer on low for a few hours.
I serve with cornbread.
When I have money, I use stew meat or round steak chopped up.


Blogger Amy said...

I feel you, sister. I've been living by the Poverty Cookbook for a little while now. Tell me October will get here soon.

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