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.

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

Getting small pots and pans

Cooking for one or two has always been a daunting task.  What often happens is we either buy processed food to reheat OR we cook a dish and suffer through … Continue reading

July 22, 2018 · 11 Comments

Menu planning for one

There are people who look into a pantry and see only cans, jars, and dry stuff.  When I look into my food storage I see full meals complete with side … Continue reading

July 14, 2018 · 21 Comments

Cooking for one practice

I tried some simple one person recipes to see if I’d feel full enough after eating.  It certainly is a challenge to think small when cooking.  The tiny pots do … Continue reading

July 1, 2018 · 22 Comments

Shopping for one – two

Showing grocery hauls and savings seems to be very trendy these days.  As you may remember I had a power outage that lasted several days.  That meant the food in the … Continue reading

June 26, 2018 · 9 Comments

Shopping for one

I told about getting new smaller pots and pans in order to re-train myself to cook small “one person” meals.   I’m not sure how well that cooking will happen but … Continue reading

June 24, 2018 · 27 Comments

Meals for one

Why is it that many recipes, even those that advertised as cooking for one, say four servings?  How about the recipes that call for one small bit of something from … Continue reading

June 17, 2018 · 12 Comments

Farmer’s market

The downed tree finally got cleaned up. I went to the new neighborhood farmer’s market yesterday.  I bought two cucumbers, 50 cents each; two tomatoes 1.50 each; two peppers 50 … Continue reading

June 10, 2018 · 26 Comments

Life happens

Sorry for the long delay posting.  I’ll explain where I’ve been and hopefully over the next couple of days I can get back to normal.  In my last post I … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · 26 Comments

Changing my food habits

Over the past week I’ve had another episode of chronic fatigue and been in bed.  I wrote this post but failed to publish it before getting sick.  I’m feeling much … Continue reading

May 27, 2018 · 39 Comments

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