What a nice coincidence that Laine sent out a new e-mail the same day I had posted about her again. I noticed on the bottom of her e-mail there is a link where you can go (not on her website) to read her recent letters.
This is the Group List page and you can find it here... here. Hope that helps those of you who have asked about her recent letters... what timing! (Her website does not contain letters sent out after about mid-2007). Now, no person is perfect and I haven't found anyone I agree with completely.... even my younger self... but she truly is a Proverbs 31 woman.
I took one of the file folders with her "Letters" in it to the family room in late afternoon yesterday. How good it was to once again glean the wisdom she offers about living the frugal life (a necessity for them, too). I couldn't even finish the one file folder (and I have THREE) but I set aside a few which contained good recipes and food ideas.
I get amused when I watch a Food Channel show where they are offering frugal recipes. Recently the new program which is suppose to be all about saving money in the kitchen made a dinner for just under $20.00 for four people (and other menus were even higher). Frugal for them... not frugal for my family. If you want really good recipes that are delicious and low cost, then check the Recipes section of Laine's Letters and read through her "In My Home" letters... here at her website.
I'll continue reading through them and write down some menu ideas. When I was still seeing a specialist, I had a discussion with her about diabetic diets on a really, really small budget. Now, I'm certain she doesn't have to worry about budgeting (being the most well known endocrinologist in the region) but she did have experience with patients on a budget.
She suggested oatmeal, beans and legumes (like lentils), and finding veggies & fruits in season.
My favorite recipe for lentil salad is... here.
I hope you enjoyed the links yesterday. Some were just fun and others helped us create and be more reflective. I'm going back to Holy Experience again today just to read and reflect and get good ideas. :)