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Mrs. Maroon

February 9, 2015

Are You Too Chicken…

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 Can you believe you can get all of this goodness for roughly $5??

To Cook A Whole Chicken?? At one point in my life, I was. I watched in horror as Mr. Maroon skinned the chicken and removed the gizzards (great visual right??) He had plans to shove a can of beer up inside and roast it on the grill for about an hour… appropriately dubbed the ‘beer-in-the-butt […]

Friday's Frugalities

September 26, 2014

FF #11 – Frozen Delight

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 Ha! Fooled you... While I will never turn down ice cream, I don

I’ve always been a firm believer in fresh fruits and veggies. With the exception of those super tasty little mandarin oranges, I typically shy away from canned produce. Mr. Maroon has often touted the benefits of frozen produce. Still, call me a skeptic because I’ve just never really bought into it. Cue the enlightenment…   […]

Friday's Frugalities

September 5, 2014

FF #10 – Convenience Factor

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During my regular grocery run this week, I was perusing the produce department. I do a fair bit of our spending in the produce department, so I also do quite a bit of price comparisons too. One section in particular caught my eye… all sorts of pre-cut and pre-seasoned veggies wrapped in plastic wrap – […]

Friday's Frugalities

August 29, 2014

FF #9 – Clean Out the Fridge

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So, what to do when the month appears to be a bit longer than the grocery budget? We can’t just not eat one day. Well maybe YOU can… but I get pretty darn irritable when I’m hungry. Oh, and I shudder to think what a day with Mini Maroon would be like if we didn’t […]

Friday's Frugalities

August 1, 2014

FF #6 – Easy as Pie

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Friday nights have become pizza and movie night at the Maroon house. Something we thought would be fun to establish as a regular routine for Mini Maroon to enjoy. I have gotten into the habit of making it all myself. I use a mix to do the crust, make sauce, shred cheese, and top with […]

Friday's Frugalities

February 7, 2014

FF #5 – Where are Your Loyalties?

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Grocery store loyalty cards have always been a part of my shopping experience. Except of course the glorious years where I had access to HEB – the best grocery store found on earth. But alas, no HEB nearby anymore. I know that loyalty cards get a bad rap a lot of the time… the prices […]

Friday's Frugalities

January 24, 2014

FF #3 – Leftovers: Love Them? Or Hate Them?

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Going to get this one done on time this week 😉 Anyway, Mr. Maroon and I have actually alluded to both FF #2 (Scatter-Brained from last week) and FF #3 (today’s post) concepts in previous post, which takes me back to the days of high school literature where the teacher tried desperately to convince us that […]

Friday's Frugalities

January 18, 2014

Friday’s Frugalities #2 – Scatter-Brained

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Here, this is my first opportunity to be consistent with a regular contribution, and I forgot! I’m sure I could find several reasons to throw out there, but they’d all just be poor excuses so I’ll skip right on past that part and get straight to the point. The fact that I forgot to write […]

Friday's Frugalities

January 10, 2014

FF #1 – Save those Berries!!

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As soon as you come home from the grocery store with berries, plan to soak them in a cool bath of water and vinegar. I don’t have exact measurements (I rarely measure when I cook), but I’d say a decent pour of plain, white vinegar into a half-full sink of cool water. I picked this […]

Mrs. Maroon

A Regular Word from the Mrs.

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The Pressures and Rewards of Domesticity Ever since we got married, Mr. Maroon has liked to deem me the keeper of the house. He considers it to be the womanly thing. I have always pushed back and resisted. To some degree, it makes me cringe every time he says it. I find it to be […]