- August 7, 2008 at 6:00 am #261220
We have to prepare for a worst case scenario with my c-section and
birth of child. In a best case scenario we will be paying $6,000 out
of pocket. In a worst case, we will be paying $12,000 out of pocket.
It is extremely important that we stay under budget.
Our bills that are flexible are water and electric/gas. I am asking
my children to take shorter showers and may actually get a count down
timer. For electric I am goign to try to minimize what we use and
keep the heat low in the winter and high in the summer. For gas, I
have chosen to stick close to home for the kids activities (1
activity 20 minutes away, weekly, 1 15 minutes away twice a month).
For groceries we have really cut back but I need some more ideas to
really stretch the budget. I am trying Hillbilly housewife for all
meals/snacks except dinner (no one in my house would eat like that).
So for dinners I am just winging it. I was hopeful for some more meal
2 of my children are sensitive to sugar and gluten
my husband and 1 of my daughters cannot tolerate greasy, fatty foods
or high processed
My husband cannot tolerate very acidic foods
I used to be a vegan, so I am not into too much meat or heavy
meals..I tend to have an easily upset stomach
If you have any ideas or websites let me know.
- September 25, 2008 at 2:53 am #398749
Here’s one that’s not greasy, and it can also be made w/o the beef if necessary. My hubby was ready to turn his nose up at this one until he tasted it! If you make your own bread it would go great w/ this one, scratch or machine. Biscuits would work, too, for those who can eat the gluten, that is!
1 cup dry lentils
2-1/2 cups water
2 beef bouillon cubes
1/2 pound ground beef, browned and drained
2 cups tomato juice
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
Clean and rinse lentils. In a saucepan, bring lentils, water and bouillon to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, about 20 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients. Return to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 20 to 30 minutes longer or until the vegetables are tender.
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