|In the Kitchen With Molly
Need a hand in the kitchen? Molly can help.
From planning meals to putting them on the table, feeding a family is a big job. In the Kitchen With Molly is the next best thing to having a personal chef.
This new E-Book contains 12 weeks of menu plans, one for each month of the year, plus shopping lists and printable recipe cards. With the planning done for you, you'll have more time to spend enjoying your family or tackling other projects that need your attention.
And with Molly, the focus is always on frugality. These recipes not only save you time, but they also save you money. Trimming dollars from the grocery bill can add up to a significant difference in the family budget, and having meals planned means you'll eat out less often. That's good for your wallet and your waistline.
A Look Back . . .
May 2010 Digest: Centsible Celebrations
Want to enjoy celebrating in style-
but not blow your budget?
Do you like to create one-of-a-kind frugal gifts?
Plan NOW for a sensational
May 2009 Digest:
Learning for Life ~
Your Child's Education
Whether you homeschool or not, you'll especially want this real-life learning issue . . . from preschool through high school, college--and beyond!
Molly Makes $7 Slow Cooker Suppers ~ Quick & Easy 140 deliciously simple recipes --140 wonderful ways to feed your family! Our daily lives often seem to run on overdrive. Too frequently a healthy, home-cooked meal is one of the things sacrificed. If only you had more time! Okay, maybe you really like to cook and it's worth all the effort it takes. But every day, day in and day out, perhaps two or even three meals a day . . . 14 to 20 meals a week, whew! A homemaker needs a reprieve!
Molly Goes Camping
Do you long to enjoy and explore the great outdoors with your family?
Want to make that special connection with your kids?
Don't let a few varmints, mosquitoes, or mishaps spoil your fun. Go camping!
For the price of spending a night or two in a motel, you can outfit your family for adventure and make memories for a lifetime!
Get ready for an unforgettable experience as Molly and her fellow campers show you how, in
Molly Goes Camping.
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I know it's not summer quite yet, but I am dreaming of coming in after a long, hot, sunny day and eating a cold, crisp, salad made from ingredients out of the garden. It's not only nutritious, but it also tastes great and saves you from turning on a hot oven after an already warm day.
Get your binders ready! You will want to print out these salad and salad dressing recipes to have on hand when your garden starts producing!
From the Blog
If you didn't make it to the blog this week, head on over to see what you've been missing. Don't forget to leave a comment. I love hearing from you!
- The May Digest, Molly Saves in the Garage and Shed, is here and ready for purchase! Check out this Digest for some truly frugal storage solutions.
- This beautiful DIY necklace would make a great gift for anyone, even if you missed making it for Mother's Day.
- I shared not-cost-to-me potrack that hangs in my kitchen. And I ask for your advice in this backwards edition Works for Me Wednesday post.
- Don't forget to check out this week's Freebie Friday!
- I read this E-book a few months ago and it really struck me. Living on a Dime is now offering it as a free download and I highly suggest that you take advantage of it. It's a quick read.
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I have found some amazing salad and salad dressing recipes for you to try.
- Find out about all the different types of lettuce here.
- Here is the nutritional content of different types of lettuce.
- EHow gives tips on how to make your lettuce last longer.
- Make your own Italian-Style or garlic Croutons.
- Molly Saves on the Go shares how to take a salad on the road with you.
- If you like your salad to be sweet, try a Cranberry Citrus Salad With Sunflower Seeds, Spinach-Strawberry Salad, Maple Roasted Pumpkin Salad, or Bulgur Salad With Cherries.
- This Grilled Steak Salad With Creamy Avocado Dressing would make a great lunch.
- If would like a salad that isn't lettuce-based, try this Moroccan Carrot Salad,Crunchy Sprout and Daikon Salad With Mint, Parsley Leaf Salad, Green Bean, Corn, and Tomato Salad, or this Upgraded Asian Salad.
- Here's a recipe for Garden Salad With Yogurt Cheese.
- Want to make your own salad dressings? Try this Grapefruit and Mint Vinaigrette, Sesame-Miso Salad Dressing, Tomato-Paprika Salad Dressing, Cilantro-Lime Salad Dressing, or this Carrot-Ginger Dressing.
Hi, Molly Members,
I hope you're enjoying your May Digest and putting some of those great ideas to work. If you haven't visited your Member Pages yet be sure and do so. Below is just one of the free downloads you'll find waiting for you this month.
Not a member yet? We'd love you to join us..Only $3.95/month! And remember, if you don't want to join using monthly payments, you can pay in advance with our six-month or 12-month prepaid membership options. For only $23.70, you can enjoy six months of Money-Saving Digests, plus receive additional free E-Books and resources. This is a small investment to keep yourself armed and encouraged on your money-saving journey. The tips in each Digest easily recoup the cost!
Basic Caesar Salad
1 head of romaine lettuce
3/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 tablespoon dry mustard
1 clove crushed garlic
1 lemon, juiced
black pepper to taste
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 (2-ounce) can anchovy fillets
1 1/2 cups garlic croutons
- In a bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, mustard, garlic, and lemon juice. Whisk the mixture until it is well blended.
- Coddle the egg by heating 3 cups of water to boiling. Drop in the egg (still in its shell) and let stand for 1 minute. Remove the egg from the water and let it cool. Once cooled, crack it open and whisk the egg into the dressing until it's thoroughly blended.
- Mash the desired amount of anchovies and mix them into the dressing. If desired set aside a few for garnish.
- Tear the lettuce leaves and place them in a large bowl. Pour dressing over the top and toss lightly. Add the grated cheese, garlic croutons, and ground pepper. Toss together and serve immediately!
If you are looking for new window treatments, you have to check out these beautiful stenciled curtains! Take your time and search for some plain curtains in yard sales or on sale and then spruce them up with stencils and a little paint to create a pretty, new look in your home.
Molly Saves! In the Garage and Shed
Shift your organizational skills into overdrive!
Clear out the clutter and put the car back where it belongs: in the garage!
Molly's Money-Saving Digest for May helps you get those outdoor "rooms"-the shed and the garage-in order. You don't have a garage? These tips can help you organize any space where clutter has taken over. But the Digest doesn't stop there. You'll find plenty of other useful advice to get the most out of your money and your time.
- Learn how to make the perfect glass of lemonade, just in time for summer.
- Try a versatile recipe that you'll turn to again and again on your busiest days.
- Find out which small mammal may be right for your family.
- Teach your children one of the basics of personal finance.
- Learn how to take care of your skin this summer.
- Explore why antioxidants are healthy and how you can get them.
- Find out which magazine Molly recommends for DIY projects around the house.
- Reduce your family's food waste and salvage more of your leftovers.
- Get inspiration from the story of one family that became debt-free.
May's special feature is:
Molly Saves in the Garage and Shed
In the garage and shed-where sports equipment, garden supplies, boxes and bins of every description, and all sorts of other "homeless" items end up-we must overtake our clutter before it overtakes us. With organized storage, you'll be able to find things when you need them. You'll be able to park your car inside the garage! And you'll have the tools to keep things neat and put away. Shift into gear and get started with the help you'll find in this month's Digest:
Read full details and see a sample here.
- Learn about some frugal and functional ways to corral your clutter.
- Get the scoop on an easy and effective way to label your boxes and bins.
- Explore the Internet for build-it-yourself storage solutions.
- Repurpose and reuse everything from bottle caps to an old dresser to large food cans.
- Find out how to host a successful garage sale.
- Discover an inexpensive substitute for pegboard and keep your tools stored in style.