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.

Christmas in June

My internet and phone has been out for a couple of days. A construction crew cut the underground fiber optic lines. Gosh, we never know what will happen around here. … Continue reading

June 7, 2020 · 45 Comments

Breadcrumb pound cake

If you are interested I put another video on my youtube channel this morning.  I’m using breadcrumbs to make a pound cake for one person.  I don’t know what happened … Continue reading

March 31, 2020 · 14 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

Canning pickle beets

I created another video as I learn more about the process of editing videos for youtube.  One more small step in the learning process.  Have a look and let me … Continue reading

November 12, 2019 · 8 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

Pork patty chili

Cooler temperatures always means chili weather for me but the cost of ground beef is way to expensive.  Well as Grandma Mama would say; use what you have.   In the … Continue reading

October 27, 2019 · 35 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

Washing the little bottles

This technique works with any bottle that has an opening too small for a bottle brush.  In the video I said edges when I meant to say sides.  Soaking the … Continue reading

October 6, 2019 · 7 Comments

About the little bottles

Here is my next practice video.  Of course it has some flaws but I’m gonna leave it as is.  There was interest in the little bottles that I use in … Continue reading

September 25, 2019 · 2 Comments

Learning and doing

Let me show you what I’ve learned about using youtube and at the same time show you what I’ve been doing the past few days.  Technical things and I don’t … Continue reading

September 24, 2019 · 4 Comments

Living without a fridge is different

I first became fascinated by small refrigerators several years ago at my previous house.  I became intrigued by the tiny under counter fridges seen in the homes of foreign made … Continue reading

September 22, 2019 · 10 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

You see? I do clean

I had heard that the definition of insanity is repeating the same behavior over and over again while expecting different results.  Remind me again why we spend a whole day … Continue reading

June 28, 2019 · 16 Comments

Cold drinks without a refrigerator

I’ve been living without a refrigerator for about a month and I’m ok with it.  I do have a small chest freezer.  I plan to get another fridge eventually but … Continue reading

June 23, 2019 · 10 Comments

Life without a refrigerator

I’ve seen the news reports of the tornadoes and flooding in so many areas.  My issues seem so small compared to people loosing everything they own or the death of … Continue reading

May 25, 2019 · 25 Comments

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 328 other followers

Follow Na Na pinches her pennies on WordPress.com

Down memory lane

Visitors since 7-1-2013

  • 683,996 Hits