Yup. I'm one of those. But I know I'm not alone here! Right, Ruthy???
Because it's all about living well on the means God has given us.
Garage sales were my regular Saturday morning addiction when our children were young.
That pair of OshKosh overalls cost fifty cents, if I remember right, and lasted through our four children before they were passed on. How can you beat that for a bargain?
Even though my garage saleing days have slowed down quite a bit, we still find time to stop by one or two on a Saturday morning...especially if they have books.
I always look at the books! See what I found last week?
I'm sure you're familiar with the Taste of Home magazine. Their cookbook comes out - what? - once a year? They sell it through direct mail advertising, and I've always thought I might get one. Someday.
Oh, sure, it isn't new. In fact, it's eight years old. But the previous owner didn't put a lot of wear and tear on it.
And I get a bunch of new recipes to browse through without sitting at my computer! Win/win!!!
Here's one of the recipes I found in this fabulous new toy. I changed it a bit to make it full-fat and zero sugar, rather than low-fat and higher sugar. You can switch the types of ingredients to make it fit your diet and lifestyle. :) The version I made would be an "S" if you're doing Trim Healthy Mama.
Creamy Herbed Salad Dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons milk
4 teaspoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon Truvia, or sweetener of your choice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Whisk the mayo, milk and vinegar together in a small bowl. Then add the rest of the ingredients and whisk.
That's it! Super quick and easy!
You can have this dressing over a bowl of greens or your favorite chopped salad...
What? You're not sure what a chopped salad is?
Talk about easy! Just chop your favorite greens and veggies together and mix them in a bowl. Add dressing and toppings, and eat it with a spoon. No more chasing that errant almond sliver around with your fork!
But if you're in the mood for a healthy snack, use the dressing this way:
|This snack has 2 Tablespoons of the dressing, a few carrots|
(carrots have higher carbs, so I put a limit on how many I include
in a Trim Healthy Mama S snack),
and as many celery sticks as I want.
I wish I had some radishes in the fridge to go with this!
Meanwhile, there's only ONE DAY to wait until Naomi's Hope is released!
|Okay, ALMOST "Available Now"!|
Naomi has gotten some great reviews, including this starred review from Publisher's Weekly:
... Drexler's historical elements set a solid foundation for this unforgettable story of learning to trust God amid misfortunes, insecurities, and heartbreak....
And there is a giveaway on Goodreads that ENDS TOMORROW! So get over there and enter the drawing!!!
Enter the Goodreads drawing!
Now that you've entered the drawing, are you ready to discuss bargain hunting? Maybe you found the Picasso painting hidden in someone's barn. Or a first edition of Dicken's Christmas Carol. Or maybe you found a shirt that became your five-year-old son's favorite.
What is your favorite garage sale find of all time?
Jan Drexler loves her family, her home, cooking and just about anything made by hand. But she loves her Lord most of all.