Saturday, February 26, 2011

S'mores are good ANYTIME!

This afternoon was wonderful. I was able to attend a Baptism. We had some light refreshments afterward. I brought lemon squares (box mix) and s'more squares. Everyone kept asking me for the recipe. So here it is. Sorry I have no picture.

Golden Graham S'mores


3/4 cup light corn syrup
3 Tablespoons margarine
12 ounces coating chocolate
1 teaspoon vanilla
9 cups Golden Grahams cereal (one 12 ounce box)
3 cups miniature marshmallows

Preparation Instructions:

Butter bottom and sides of 9x13x2 rectangular pan.

Heat corn syrup, butter, and chocolate in 3-quart saucepan, stirring constantly until all chocolate is melted. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.

Place cereal in large mixing bowl. Pour chocolate over cereal. Stir until most of cereal is coated with chocolate. Fold in marshmallows. Mix well.
(Do not mix cereal and marshmallows together first, because most of the marshmallows will melt when you pour on the chocolate.)

Press mixture evenly in pan. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

Cut into small squares. Store at room temperature.
Texture is best the same day it is made.

Enjoy S'mores Anytime!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

It's Shopping Day!

I hate shopping! I mean I really hate shopping.
But, I love saving money and getting items for free.

This morning it was a trip to the grocery store and CVS.
I am frugal and shop very wisely. I make a shopping list and stick to it.
I use coupons to build up my three month supply of food storage. Because of couponing my shopping dollars buy at least twice as much.

Reg Price $14.35     Final Price $3.59   75% savings   $10.76 of free products
Extra Bucks to use next week $3.99

Ingles Grocery
Reg Price $180.78     Final Price $61.18   67%savings   $119.60 of free groceries

The majority of what I purchased today will go into my food storage room for later use.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Simplify Your Life

How much do you really need to be happy? Does acquiring more "stuff" make you happier? How much "stuff" will it take before you are satisfied? I have learned through the years that "stuff" only clutters my life and wastes money. Now I am content to live a much simpler life.
I began my simple life by getting rid of my television. There was never anything on there worth watching anyway.
I then began to bake bread and other things from scratch. I would rather bake than do anything else.
Now I have a small vegetable garden. My goal this year is to have something growing in my garden everyday.

Welcome to the Simple Life in Georgia!

Simple Life in Georgia is a way for me to document my garden and preparedness experiences. I hope you will find this information interesting or helpful. I have a small property that needs transformed into something useful and attractive. This will be a never-ending but enjoyable journey.