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 . . .
September 2010 Digest:
Do you have emergency plans ready and set to go? Kids included?
Would the staples in your pantry feed your hungry household for a week? How far could you stretch it?
Invest your time wisely! Be ready for the unexpected and inspired by many low- or no-cost supplemental projects inside this essential edition of Molly's Money-Saving Digest!
September 2009 Digest:
Is your home a beautiful, cozy nest and shelter?
Start weaving your own attractive love- and dream-filled nesting place!
Make your home and décor a pleasing, personal, frugal reflection of you-with Molly's help.
Molly's Money-Saving Digest September 2009
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.
Organize With Molly- Organization Bundle
Since our organization-focused Digests have been reader favorites, hands-down, we've decided to put together a special "organization bundle" just for you.
Happy National Peanut Day!
Did you know that peanuts aren't actually nuts? They're legumes! These little guys are also packed with protein and antioxidants, and they are an excellent source of vitamin E. Visit this website for more nutritional information.
In honor of National Peanut Day on Tuesday, I have found loads of ideas to help you celebrate. If you are allergic to peanuts, keep reading. I have something for you too!
P.S. There are only a few days left to get my Organizational Back-to-School special offer--five of my favorite E-Books and Digests for only $15! This special ends on Friday.
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From the Blog
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Here are some recipes and crafts to celebrate National Peanut Day.
- Want to grow your own peanuts? Here's how!
- Here's a No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake. If you try this, let me know. I am intrigued!
- For some sweet treats, try these Peanut Butter-Ganache Bars, Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Brownies, Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites, Choco-Peanut Butter Cups, Giant Peanut Butter Zebra Cookies, or Peanut Butter Mousse Cake.
- Do you have a hard time getting your kids to eat vegetables? Try these Green Beans With Peanut-Ginger Dressing.
- Protein Bars make a nice, healthy snack.
- Learn how to make oven-roasted peanuts in my latest Digest!
- For more snack ideas, try Cranberry Peanut Snack Mix, Peanut Butter Popcorn, or Peanut Butter and Fruit Sushi.
- For dinner, try Chicken Kabobs With Peanut Sauce, Peanut Butter Noodles, Peanut Butter-Glazed Squash, or Thai Cowboy Steak With Peanut Sauce.
- Your kids can have some fun making these Peanut Pals, crafts from peanut butter jars, and Peanut Butter Play Dough.
- Make a peanut wreath!
- If you have a peanut allergy, check out these substitutes for peanut butter, then scroll down for a peanut butter-free recipe!
Hi Molly Members,
We've got all kind of fun and inspiring Family Room links this month, so be sure and check out the September resource page after you download the September Digest. Best of all, this month, Molly Members receive the E-Book: Dreams and Designs which is full of great things you can make to use with school (home or otherwise). This is a $12.45 value. Enjoy!
Not a member yet? We'd love you to join us. Only $3.95/month! And remember, if you don't want to join with 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!
Sunflower Seed Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sunflower seed butter is a great alternative for those who are allergic to peanut butter. Frugal friend DeBi says she likes it even better than peanut butter and has provided this yummy allergy-friendly recipe for you!
2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups brown sugar
2/3 cup soy or rice milk
1˝ teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups rolled oats
1˝ cups dairy-free chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir the sunflower seed butter, oil, sugar, rice milk, and vanilla extract together until well blended.
- In a small bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir thoroughly to combine.
- Stir in the oats and chocolate chips.
- Drop the batter by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and enjoy!
Did your mom tell you not to play with your food? Mine did. I think this Peanut Pup is an exception to that rule. It is adorable and would make a fun craft for your kids!
Molly Saves! In the Family Room
Focus on your family!
Create a comfortable space and carve out some together time.
In Molly's Money-Saving Digest for September, get some tips on making your family room fun and functional--for less! With ideas on furniture, food, and family entertainment, this Digest will help you foster an atmosphere your family will love to come home to. But it doesn't stop there. You'll find plenty of other advice to help you get the most out of your money and your time.
- Having guests over? Make our featured meal mostly ahead of time.
- Find out which pet problems need emergency care--and which don't.
- Help your kids get serious about their "fun" money.
- Learn which foods can give your brain a boost.
- Pamper your feet without treading on your budget.
- Find out which book can help you with hospitality.
- Get inspired to craft your own greeting cards.
September's special feature is:
Molly Saves! In the Family Room
It's back-to-school season, and that usually means busier schedules. Don't let your family pass you like ships in the night. Get them involved in a family room makeover, grab them for a fun game, or start a new family tradition. Create a welcoming space that won't drain your wallet with the ideas you'll find in this month's Digest. Pull up a comfortable chair and make your plans for some frugal family togetherness.
Pick up some fresh peanuts and turn them into healthy, homemade snacks for family time.
Go online for inspiration, with fresh ideas for fun and furniture.
Think outside the box to find your perfect coffee/game table.
Learn how to buy entertaining electronics on a budget.
Outfit your family room with stylish practicality.
Try your hand at an upcycling project that's top-drawer.
Change your attitude, change your mind about hospitality.
Create memories for your children with a family hobby/fun/movie night every week.
Read more and see a sample HERE.