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 · 25 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

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

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

Old foods versus new foods

A recent discussion with someone about old time food versus new food prompted me to repeat my personal thoughts on healthy eating.  I am not a nutritionist or a medical … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · 20 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

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

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

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