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Have you heard the one about the homeschooling family that lives on less than $22K a year in an area that costs above 100% (116%) of the National CoL Index?

I haven't quite figured out why so many people still persist in perpetuating the myth that living on a single income and homeschooling on a dime aren't possible. I can only suppose these are people who can't imagine life without a daily trip to Starbucks and dinner out several times a week. The people who actually shop at malls (*shudder*) and think "Brand Name = Best". The people who really live by the "Keeping up with the Joneses" mentality.

That? Would not be us!

Welcome to our world. We cook from scratch. Buy from thrift stores. Find 95% of our homeschool materials for free. This is my blog and this is how we do it.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wednesday Quick Tip

Save your scraps in the kitchen!

You already know that you can make a great broth from chicken or turkey bones, even if you've never actually done it, but did you realize you don't *have* to use the whole vegetables as so many recipes tell you, too? You can use the scraps and have the same good results.

THIS SITE gives stock making instructions, including explaining how to use your scraps instead of whole veggies.

And save your citrus peels, too - lemons, oranges, limes, grapefruit. First, you can make CANDIED CITRUS PEELS out of them. (Hint: if you cut the peels in very narrow strips, they make an extra fancy touch as homemade cake decorations.)

If candied peels aren't your thing, save them anyway if you have a garbage disposal. At night once your kitchen is closed for the evening and the dishes are done, wipe down your sink and toss some peels in the disposal and give it a whirl. It'll fill your kitchen with a nice citrus-y scent.



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