It’s time for our very first Pennywise Platter Carnival! I’m so excited to see what happens with this carnival and am looking forward to hearing from you all!
To read what this is all about and to get the guidelines for the carnival, go here.
My first contribution to this carnival is my last post, a lesson from history. Let’s remember that being frugal is nothing to be ashamed of, but take pride in doing our job well.
And the carnival is open!
Remember to follow the guidelines and keep to REAL FOOD!
I, unfortunately was not able to get Mr. Linky to work for our first carnival. But we have a great alternative, which also allows us to give a short description of our post, which will be great for all the readers!
Just leave a comment on this post giving your information like the following format. Make sure to leave the name of the blog, the name of your post (with a link to your post), and a short description. I will add that information into this post as it comes in.
Pennywise Platter Thursday
Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet Lesson from History: The Dignity of Making Ends Meet, Reaching into the past, we find wisdom and encouragement for us today! I share here some thoughts and quotes about those who lived through the Great Depression.
Caroline @ craftyjourney: Pennywise Platter Thursday-The First One! For the first pennywise platter Thursday, I offer two healthy frugal recipes/tutorials (with plenty of room for creativity), and a couple tips for eating healthy on a budget
Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship Katie’s Simple Cabbage Soup with Secret Super Food Feed up to 10 people a super nourishing, simple soup for potentially under $3…they’ll never guess the secret ingredient that adds a punch of extra nutrition.
Cara @ Healthy Happy Home Peanut Butter Toast
We eat organic peanut butter on soaked wheat bread at least once a day. It’s our economical (because the bread is made from scratch- takes only about 20 minutes of hands-on time a week) healthy fast food.
Amanda @ Rebuild From Depression Summery salmon salad with Mom’s salad dressing wisdom Salmon salad (canned) with instructions for various homemade dressings.
Christine @ Becoming P31 Tomato Vegetable Pasta Sauce – I am always trying to get the most out of my grocery dollar. Many people are trying to stretch each dollar, but my challenge is compounded in that we have three teenage boys to feed (one that is ALWAYS hungry!!) and a very fussy daughter. All my boys are good eaters and are happy with almost anything I feed them, but Jesse (the one who is always hungry) and Justin are more mindful of what food they eat and they want healthy, filling food and always lots of it!
Courtney @ The Christensen Family Courtney’s Refreshing Mint and Melon Salad
Amy @ Delicious by Nature: I made some homemade honey sweetened iced tea. Using just 4 bags of green tea, 1 Tbsp honey, and fresh mint leaves it is a tasty and thrifty treat. Certainly much cheaper and healthier than all that juice we sometimes drink in the summer!
Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home, Nourishing and Frugal Sourdough Bread Truly simple, nourishing and frugal sourdough bread. The easiest bread I’ve ever made!
Melodie @ Breastfeeding Moms Unite! Quinoa and Soaked Mung Bean Salad with Wilted Greens and Cherry Tomatoes. This is a very simple dish with room for adaptation. I talk about the frugal aspects of harvesting food from your own garden as well as buying in bulk and cover some nutritional aspects of a couple of the main ingredients (as I do in all my foodie posts)
Local Nourishment What I’m going to do with the kale avalanche in my kitchen:
Also, check out the Mexican Oatmeal Soup recipe that Judy left in the comment section! Definitely frugal and filling.
Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS
Frugal Sweetener: Organic Raisins
Not too long ago (when low on dates) I started using raisins instead of dates to sweeten smoothies, ice cream, and milk drinks. The raisins do the same job just as well, but they are almost half the price of dates.
Millie @ Thinking Out Loud
I’m so excited for this first Pennywise Platter Thursday carnival! Today, I’m answering a readers question on how to make one of our family staples, Frittata. Stop on by and see the process for this frugal dish that is utilizing last night’s dinner leftovers.
Ellie @ Alternative Cooking: Here Fishy Fishy…Stock! Finding ways to get fish into your diet on a tight budget…recipes for stock and soup.
In the comment section, Jen shares her grandmother’s depression era potato soup. Kim shares a recipe for Mexican calabacitas and Lydia shares a recipe for a yummy quinoa frugal dish. All three sound wonderful!
Emily @ Life in Cincinnati: Stretching Your Food—Pinto Beans & Cheese This delicious & nutritious meal can stretch into two dinners &; two lunches, plus it won’t heat up your kitchen so it’s perfect for those hot summer days!