Friday, December 19, 2008

Snow Cream

The Spectator by Mary G. Smith
The Spectator

A frugal Friday to you all!
We just received 32 inches of snow in one storm, with more to come today
 followed by an arctic blast.
Needless to say it's beginning to look like a white Christmas for sure around here,
with lots and lots of beautiful white fresh powder!
So what better way to save on the grocery bill
than by treating the family with Snow Cream.
Paula Dean's Snow Cream
8 cups snow, or shaved ice
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place snow or shaved ice into a large bowl. Pour condensed milk over and add vanilla. Mix to combine. Serve immediately in bowls.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Frugal Christmas Gift Ideas

I thought I might share some ideas for frugal Christmas gifts and also came across some more great ideas.
Save those cardboard boxes and make a play kitchen for your girls by cutting and taping them into a fridge with a movable door, or an oven, or a sink. Cover the cardboard with old wall paper or paint it or cover it with cloth, just about anything you have on hand, and voila, yuo have child's play kitchen.
Or take an old wool sweater out of your closet that you don't wear anymore ( if you don't have one check out a Goodwill near you) and wash the sweater in hot water and rinse in cold a few times, then run it through the dryer. The wool is now "felted wool" much softer to the touch and can be cut like fabric.
Follow the link below to the Frugal Granola...the Domestically Inclined "highlighted frugal idea of the day" for quick and easy ideas for children's Christmas gifts under two dollars! You'll find directions on making fake food for your little ones play kitchen, and a pattern to make your child some mittens. Enjoy!


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