Monday, October 4, 2010

Frugal Fall Tips for Living Organically and Simply Part 1

Autumn is upon us and how lovely it is! I love the cool, crisp air, falling leaves, bright colored chrysanthemums, breezes, pumpkin spice and butternut squash. It's the beginning of the time of year for family get-to-gethers, spiced cider and warm hot chocolate by the fireplace. Fall to me equals romance. Today I want to share with you some tips for living frugally in a season of plenty!

1. Eat in season. Some of the best advice I have received for eating organic and frugal is always eat in season. So what's in season right now? broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, collards, cranberries, grapes, kale, pears, apples, pumpkin, swiss chard, sweet potato's, scallions, beets and winter squash.

Here is a quick idea list of meals. Some of which I will  be cooking soon:

Potato Kale Soup
Pumpkin Chili
Ginger Butternut Squash Soup
Chicken and Chickpea Soup
Sweet Potato Salad
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Mixed Fall Roasted Vegetables
Red Lentil Coconut Curry

So many little time

2. Go to your local library and take advantage of all the free events. For example Olivia and I went to a toddler time where there was music, dancing and singing. She LOVED it. Tomorrow we are going to the local reading Toddler time. What a great way to get out of the house as a new mom and NOT spend money. They also have plenty of activities for all ages. Here are some examples from my town:

Baby Story time, Toddler Story time, Preschool Story Time, Teen Gaming, Pop! A Comedy Noise Explosion! with Charlie Williams, The Noise guy; Reading with Rover

Now those sound like some fun events to me!

More tips to come

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