Na Na pinches her pennies (aka frugal living)

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.

Twenty pounds of onions

What would you do with twenty pounds of onions?  On my shopping trip last month I bought sweet onions buy one five pound bag for $4 get one bag free … Continue reading

May 4, 2017 · 23 Comments

Three days of food pickups

Food bank day was Tuesday, senior commodities on Wednesday, and grocery day on Thursday.  My fridge is packed.  I don’t really like food happening all at once but that may … Continue reading

February 18, 2017 · 13 Comments

Mobile food bank and my pantry

I live at the intersection of very little money and unexpected happens.  Its not easy to make ends meet here.  I lived for many years in a food desert in … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · 13 Comments

Pies and pies

Back before the holidays I asked the manager guy at the senior commodity place what kind of pie he’d like to have as a Christmas present.   He said he … Continue reading

January 9, 2017 · 52 Comments

Frugal Diabetic – update

Let me give you a bit of the history for the new readers.  A lot of this is covered in my blog series called frugal diabetic.  I had spent a … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · 26 Comments

Food banks and discount bins

I always get really quiet on my blog during a holiday.  I kept myself busy in the kitchen and sorting more stuff.  So let me tell you what I’ve gotten … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · 43 Comments

Happy holiday

Hoping all the readers have a really nice holiday with lots of good food, family, friends, happiness, and love.

November 24, 2016 · 8 Comments

Update on dentures

The dentist is in the process of making a new set of dentures.  No, there is no extra cost.  He had to go back to the beginning.  There are several … Continue reading

November 2, 2016 · 12 Comments

False teeth

Many of my readers have read the series of posts called frugal diabetic so you know of my struggles to get my diabetes under control even though I depend on … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 · 16 Comments

Frugal diabetic – ten

As I stated in the earlier post, I’ve never been able to create a menu plan then go shopping based on the plan list and stick to it. Some people … Continue reading

August 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

Frugal diabetic – nine

Sorry that I’ve been slow in posting on this blog.  I’ve had to concentrate on settling into this new house. As a diabetic I’ve been told I should plan my … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · 12 Comments

Frugal diabetic – eight

It’s really your parent’s fault but how were they supposed to know that the Zappo Shock Toilet Trainer wasn’t really the latest scientific development and how it would affect your … Continue reading

July 16, 2016 · 12 Comments

Frugal Diabetic – seven

I’ve said it before but it doesn’t hurt to repeat.  Obesity is NOT a lack of care or simply a failure to exercise. Obesity is an imbalance between the energy … Continue reading

June 18, 2016 · 6 Comments

Frugal diabetic – six

Continuing with the story of my quest to put my diabetes into remission I started to remember more of what Grandma Mama taught me about meal preparation and food preserving. … Continue reading

June 15, 2016 · 8 Comments

Frugal diabetic – five

Before I started my WW2 diet plan I had been testing my sugar levels once or twice a day at different times throughout the day.   First thing in the … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · 16 Comments

Frugal diabetic – four

Each time I researched about diabetes I had more questions and I really wanted answers.  My inquisitive mind wouldn’t let them go. One big question I kept having was why … Continue reading

June 10, 2016 · 8 Comments

Frugal diabetic – three

I have an inquisitive mind.  I don’t always understand the world around me so I ask questions and seek out answers.  I’ve had people get defensive as if I’m questioning … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · 15 Comments

Frugal diabetic – two

I left off my last post talking about my research into the WW2 generation.  The so called healthiest generation in all of history.   Not only in the USA but … Continue reading

June 4, 2016 · 9 Comments

Frugal diabetic – one

I’ve been asked to explain how I’ve gotten my A1C level lowered while relying on food banks and discount bins for my food and being frugal.  This is my story. … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · 24 Comments

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