Here is a bit of my take on the book above, I haven't had a lot of time to devote to reading in the past few weeks, so this is a very small review! The book is certainly a cook book but not what most of us are use to, with each group of recipes there is a pretty detail explanation of the test's done to come up with something that will freeze well and still have the right taste and texture for the recipe. Now I find the whole process interesting, all the testing and explanations on why this or that won't work, others may find it trifling. I haven't tried any of the recipes yet due to lack of time and in some cases it's not anything we would eat but in time I know I will get some really good use of the book. Since I have been freezing to go meals for such a long time I sorta know what will work and what won't, now I am finding out the why of it all from the little I have been reading. This book along with a few others are on my winter reading list, just need a good snow storm to keep us locked up in the house for a week or longer!!
Day 6 of our No/Low spend has gone pretty well. Hubby hit Lowe's home improvement tonight to pick up supplies for a few more children chairs, total cost $16.00, he was able to get 3 chairs completed with enough leftovers for most things needed for the 4th chair. Now it's my turn to finish them up with sewing, applique and embroidery, they are second in line after I finish the quilting on the quilt that seems to never get done! So far we have spent $42.00 in 6 days, not to bad but I had hoped we could do better. I am attempting to work with a $200.00 a week budget, not sure that is going to be enough to cover gas, food and all but if we can continue to keep spending down I should be able to squirrel a little extra away this month along with our regular savings. Good luck to all of you who are in Carla's challenge for January, I plan on checking out all of the blogs tonight linked up to see how everyone is doing (if I can stay awake that long)