Meg Makes (September 2010)

Meg Makes (September 2010)

Colorful jelly jar cake stand is cute and easily made

 Mason and jelly jars, colorful dishes and cake stands are all kitchen items I love.

Takes the Cake: A family tradition of chocolate pie

This guest entry is from my co-worker, Erin Lippitz, baker extraordinaire. If you remember, she's responsible for that low-fat banana bread recipe I posted a while back.

Making do by baking chocolate cookies

I know I've professed to be more reasonable about food at my house, but my post-SNAP activity this weekend was baking chocolate cookies.

Reflections on the SNAP Hunger Challenge

 I spent a good amount of last week feeling crabby and somewhat hungry, but I'm so glad I participated in the SNAP Hunger Challenge.

While it's nice not to have to obsessively count the cost of my meals and snacks these past couple days, the challenge opened my eyes. 

Lessons learned - and food craved - during the SNAP Hunger Challenge

I know I should be reflecting on hunger and poverty in my blog, but on day six of the SNAP Hunger Challenge, I can't help but think what I want to make when my $30 per week budget isn't an issue. I've spent more of my time than usual this week thinking about food, so I can't resist a list.

I want to make or buy:

It takes more than $30 a week to succeed in SNAP Hunger Challenge

The SNAP Hunger Challenge coordinators have been sending particpating bloggers prompts, and yesterday's asked how much money we're saving by participating in the challenge.

Doing better on day three of the SNAP Hunger Challenge

A quick update on my SNAP Hunger challenge experience – I'm doing better today, although I snagged a free muffin this morning leftover from a company workshop.

Day two of the SNAP Hunger Challenge - and I'm failing

I started the SNAP Hunger Challenge yesterday, sort of.

Sundays are a typically busy day for me, and yesterday was no exception. It had me up early, heading to my parents' house in Paxton and then church in Loda. Then back to my parents', then to Champaign-Urbana for various obligations, including helping someone host an end-of-summer party.

List of first Farm Aid performers and more

Yesterday, we ran a story about residents' memories from the first Farm Aid, which was 25 years ago at Memorial Stadium.

Today, I got a phone call from a reader who wanted to see a list of the performers. That's below, if you're interested.


Preparing myself for eating on $4.50 a day

 SNAP Hunger Challenge Week is coming right up, and I'm getting more nervous about it each day.

These are my worries: