Na Na pinches her pennies

Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.

Rotisserie chicken

I read that scientists are saying kinetic energy can be converted into thermal energy. My old lady brain asks the question; if that is true how hard do you think … Continue reading

July 24, 2021

Quilting and yard updates

Before I continue with this post let me say — HAPPY JUNETEENTH! Its now officially a federal holiday after so many years and so many people campaigning for it. I’m … Continue reading

June 18, 2021 · 5 Comments

The easy button

Does anyone remember the Staples “easy button” humor of a few years ago? The easy button was an imaginary button that possessed mystical qualities allowing the user to magically fix … Continue reading

March 22, 2021 · 12 Comments

A couple questions for you

Those of you brave enough to venture out to the stores are you finding empty shelves like there was back last fall? My sister’s husband has been going to the … Continue reading

June 26, 2020 · 45 Comments

It wasn’t lemons

Last week I was given a bag of lemons at the outdoor food bank.  There were 14 of them with a bright yellow color.  Funny they look orange in the … Continue reading

November 18, 2019 · 25 Comments

Where are the turkeys?

I like baking a turkey breast for my lunch meat instead of buying deli sliced or that shrink wrapped stuff sold by the ounce.  This time of year there are … Continue reading

November 4, 2019 · 39 Comments

First October food bank day

This time there was better and more food.  We never know what we’re going to get.  I made a short video of the food we received.  The video has another … Continue reading

October 16, 2019 · 20 Comments

Food shortages and empty shelves

Gosh its hard to believe another once a month grocery day has gone by again.  I wanted you to see what I was seeing at the stores.  I also wanted … Continue reading

September 15, 2019 · 34 Comments

Empty shelves

I had the monthly grocery day with my SIL.  I took my camera with me this time but there wasn’t any discounted produce to check.  So I just snapped a … Continue reading

August 23, 2019 · 58 Comments

Costs, shortages, and a warning

The rising costs on just about everything is forcing shoppers to look at ways to cut spending.  I’ve long been a fan of using grocery store discount bin items.  Shopping … Continue reading

August 20, 2019 · 28 Comments

Living without a fridge

Learning to live without a refrigerator and using only a chest freezer is challenging.  For several years I’ve been freezing foods in small pieces because I’m just cooking for one.  … Continue reading

August 13, 2019 · 14 Comments

March food bank

On Mondays I chauffeur my sister in law to her doctor appointment and to the Kroger store in their car.  Last week I picked up some discount produce items.  Apples, … Continue reading

March 2, 2019 · 36 Comments

Dang I missed both

I was sick again and missed both food bank days.  Thank heavens I have food in storage and that I’m pretty good at making do because it will be three … Continue reading

September 17, 2018 · 26 Comments

Tuesday was busy

I had several errands to run so my brother let me use his car for the day.  I use it when I’ve got several errands in wide apart places and … Continue reading

September 6, 2018 · 12 Comments

What do you see

There have been some readers concerned I might be going hungry and feel sorry for me.  I assure you I’m not going hungry.  Far from it.  I thought I’d do … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · 15 Comments

Ten dollars a week for food

As the cost of food crept up over the last couple of years I eliminated one food after another as too high for my $20 a month budget.  Back in … Continue reading

August 15, 2018 · 8 Comments

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