Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fruglicity - Family Luncheon

We recently had my mom and Aunt Nancy down for the weekend to celebrate Aunt Nancy's birthday.  

In keeping with my "Fruglicity" theme, I chose a VERY simple, yet yummy meal to prepare.

Chicken and Noodles
Mashed Potatoes (not pictured, but simply DIVINEEEE)
Chocolate Cake

The Chicken and Noodles recipe came from Pinterest. 
 I will ALWAYS use this recipe for Chicken and Noodles from NOW ON!

I used 5 frozen chicken breasts
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
1 15 oz box of chicken broth
1 stick of butter
I chose to put it all in the crock pot and turn it on low at midnight and let it cook all night since lunch was to be served at noon the next day. But the directions were for 5 hours on high I think.
Take out the chicken and shred.
Add Reames frozen noodles (I didn't even use the whole bag)


So simple and yummy!

Now for my FAMOUS mashed potato recipe (actually my mom's... I should give credit where credit is due...)

8 potatoes cooked and mashed
1 container of sour cream
1 brick of cream cheese
5 pats of butter

Blend all but butter and paprika, put in baking dish.  
Top with pats of butter and sprinkle paprika.  Bake for 30 min at 350.  

SOOOO good.

Salad prepared by my momma :)  thanks mom!

Cake from a box, decorated by Olivia (age 8) 
I think she did a MARVELOUS job.

and there you have it!

Fruglicity Family Luncheon 

(served 11 people)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fruglicity - Indians Game

So I FINALLY came up with the "word" that describes my style. 

FRUGLICITY = Frugal, Simplicity

I have tried for many months to decide how it is I would describe my style.  

To me this sums it up perfectly.

I love to find ways to be frugal


I love, love, LOVE simplicity

Funny how my idea of a "perfect" date has changed over the years.

used to be (as in pre-kids):  Dinner at a VERY nice (read: pricey) restaurant and a movie.


Going out to share a dessert and have a cup of coffee 



Simple (again)

SOOOOO, this summer we did some very "fruglicity" fun things.

For instance, library night at the Indians Game

Kids received buy one, get one tickets for the summer reading program at the library.

(Don't even get me started on the fruglicity of the library.  TONS OF FRUGAL SIMPLE FUN THERE.)

It was also $1 hotdog and popcorn night.

So we piled into the car, drove around to find 
reasonable parking: $5 
Paid for 2 lawn tickets: $20
bought everyone a treat and drank water from the fountain: $5  (someone must have gotten 2 treats, ahem, Tommy.)

total of $30  

FUN summer evening enjoying time together and a baseball game.  

It was fruglicity.