Aug 312015


I’ve been having lots of fun working on the site the past couple of weeks. Many thanks to everyone who participated in my reader polls. Your feedback helped me focus on what I wanted to do with the low-calorie booklet I’m working on. It will be 1500 calories a day and gluten free. I hope to have it done by the winter holidays, in time for all the people who will resolve to lose weight for 2016.

Currently I’m working on a new section of the website called Rock Bottom Broke. It’s like Hard Times, only it does contain both wheat and dairy. I’ve had several requests for information that can be used by folks who are not gluten or dairy-free. Also requests for recipes and menus that don’t make quite so many servings as most of my recipes. So my idea is for Rock Bottom Broke to provide recipes and menus that serve 2 to 3 people, and make use of only the most affordable, low-cost staples including all-purpose flour and nonfat milk. This section will use economy as its touchstone, and will not place quite the emphasis on healthy eating as the rest of my website. That means there will not be so many whole grains. Instead it will use all-purpose white flour, white sugar and white rice. If that’s not your cup of tea, please be patient. More of my regular stuff (healthy, gfdf) will be coming in future months.

Most of the recipes I’ll be uploading for Rock Bottom Broke are already tested and in my personal notes. I do not plan on re-testing them, but if anyone tries one and it turns out terrible, please do tell me so I can take it down or correct it.

For my gluten-free and dairy-free readers, rest assured I have no plans to abandon my GFDF ways. I’m simply responding to the needs of all of my readers.

The Thin & Thrifty section still needs lots of work, but I don’t plan on getting to it until closer to the end of the year.

I’m not feeling the doll stuff right now, so don’t expect too many (or any) doll uploads until I get inspired again.

Thanks again, for everyone’s encouragement and kindness. You guys make blogging a real pleasure for me.

🙂 Maggie

  6 Responses to “Note From Maggie”

  1. I have a recipe for Rice Milk. 1 cup of cooked white rice; 4 cups of filtered water; dash of salt; 1 Tablespoon of sweetener. Blend in blender 4 minutes. Optional flavorings: Vanilla and chocolate. Very thrifty. You can use this if you would like in your thrifty section.

  2. Oh thank you Pat. I ‘ll see what I can do. It’s a great idea. Very easy and super economical too.

  3. Oh Joy! Thank you for doing this Miss Maggie. My husband is 70 in October and still working as a roofer and his body is plum wore out. Can’t work much longer so our budget will be drastically cut. This will be such a help.

  4. My pleasure Merilee. Our income now is a little more than 1/3 of what it used to be before Fred retired. We have less cash now but I gotta say, our quality of life is far greater. It was hard to make the transition, but it seems like our lives got a lot better. Good luck.

  5. Thank you for all you do and have done!

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