Tasty Tuesday – Pan Grilled Chicken

This weeks entry comes from a dear friend of mine named Julia.  It’s a very delicious Pan Grilled Chicken paired with green beans and sweet potatoes.  Let us know if you will be trying this recipe, and if it’s for a special occasion!

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Money Monday – Snow! Or Snow?



With the east coast about to suffer through our first major storm of the current winter season, I wanted to say I hope you are staying safe with loved ones.  Do what you need to do to stock up for a few days.  It always feels like you never know what to get excess of but whatever you consider to be the basics, stock up on that.  My good rule of thumb is gas for the car, paper goods, canned goods, frozen meat, dried pasta, and veggies.  That type of food can go a long way in various mixtures to create yummy cost effective meals that will last for a few days.  Of course, movies, or these days start adding quite a few things to your Netflix queue.  And for some of you, definitely alcohol.

Remember to stay warm, and check on elderly neighbors if you have any.  If you have neighbors close by, you can always do a potluck dinner.  That’s always a fun way to socialize and save on expenses when it comes to making a hearty meal.

Stay safe out there!

Thankful Thursdays – Distributing Dignity

There are many times we have ran out of the house and forgot to grab a few extra pads or tampons, but are fortunate enough to either be able to afford to run into any store and buy a new pack or ask a friend to borrow one.  What about the other women who can’t?  It never occurred to me that homeless women did not have adequate access to what I think a lot of us take for granted – bras, pads and tampons.

 We often think if we donate enough old clothes, they should be fine right?  Maybe not.

I stumbled upon an article in Huffington Post  about this topic, and saw a local charity gathers feminine products, also including new bras with tags, and delivers them to homeless shelters in need.  I am so moved by this I want to have my own party to gather items as well to help.  If you are as sick as I am of all those invites to parties where one friend is now selling yet another fad product, put the money you were going to waste to good use.  Help out a woman that is in need.

The name of the charity in my area is Distributing Dignity.  On their site you can make donations as well, or if you are not local and feel inspired, contact local shelters and ask if they are in need of the same products.  I’m sure they will be very grateful to accept similar items as well.  Every little bit helps!