I’m Not Really Sure What’s For Dinner…

Faux Pho

Faux Pho No…really…I made something…I’m just not quite sure what it is! I had originally planned to make Faux Pho (recipes from Epicurious, FoodJaunts, and Bon Appetit  — although Bon Appetit makes ramen even sound pretentious — ) but best laid plans…I ran to the … Continue reading

Frugal Foods – Homemade Lamb Stock

Lamb Stock

Mr Marine brought home a huge lamb leg (forgive me for not knowing the technical term) with the bone in and cooked it for dinner over the weekend. I can’t remember the last time I had lamb, but it was … Continue reading

Frugal Foods – Homemade Pizza Sauce

Pizza

Homemade Pizza Sauce This past week Mr Marine and I were snowed in, in a late winter snow storm. This weekend it should be in the 60s! While we were deciding what to have for lunch, we noticed we had … Continue reading

Frugal Foods – Mr. Marine’s Meatballs

Meatballs

Meatballs 1 lb beef 1 egg ½ -3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs EVOO Oregano Basil Garlic salt Black pepper Worchestershire Mix together all ingredients. Form into balls — size doesn’t matter 😉 Heat EVOO in a frying pan and brown balls … Continue reading

Iced Green Tea and Lime

Iced Green Tea

Iced Green Tea

I absolutely love Starbuck’s Cool Lime Refresher and when I saw FitSugar’s Green Tea Lime Cooler on Pinterest I know I had to jump on it. I love the idea of replacing my morning and afternoon coffees with tea instead. It gives you that same pick-me-up PLUS antioxidants MINUS all the sugar and creamer and jittery feeling and caffeine crash you get from coffee.

I was first introduced to yerba mate by some Argentines I worked with a long time ago. They drink it almost all day, loose leaf out of gourds with a metal straw. It contains twice as much caffeine as black tea, but half as much as a cup of coffee. This makes it perfect for me because regular green tea isn’t enough to get me moving in the morning, but coffee is almost too much. For more benefits of yerba mate click here.

4 cups of Green tea (yerba mate)

Juice from 1 lime

1-2 tsp sugar or agave nectar

Handful of ice

Quart-sized mason jars

  1. Boil water and steep tea for between 3-5 min, depending on the strength of the tea
  2. Add sweetener and lime juice and allow to cool
  3. Save tea in mason jars and allow to chill in the fridge. (I’ll usually make a quart the night before and leave it in the fridge to use on an as-needed basis)
  4. Throw some ice cubes and enjoy!

Money Management – Status Check

The only place to know where you’re going is to know where you are right now. This may sound a little existential, but it’s the most vital step in getting your financial house in order. Sit down with your hubby and … Continue reading

Pantry to Garden – Growing Garlic

Growing Garlic

A few weeks ago I posted about how to use potatoes that had gone bad, or sprouted, and turn it into an advantage. The same thing can be done for garlic. Everyone’s cut into a clove of garlic to see … Continue reading