Thrifty Sister Newsletter Vol 7, Issue 1 – June 24, 2014

Thrifty Sister Newsletter Vol 7, Issue 1 – June 24, 2014

Greetings to all of the Thrifty Sisters! It is my sincerest wish that you and yours have had a safe and adventurous (in a good way!) start to summer. I also hope that all of the Thrifty Sister Daddies out there had a wonderful Father’s Day. My weekends have been full, as of late, so I thought I would take a moment during the week to put together a newsletter. It’s also the start of the 7th edition of the Thrifty Sisters. Thank you to everyone who has supported, submitted, read and enjoyed the Thrifty Sisters for the past 6 years.

Earlier this month, my Hubby and I were able to escape to a local state park for our first camping trip of the season. Despite the fact that the weather felt more like fall than summer, that did not dampen our spirits, or the relaxing opportunity, or the chance for my Hubs to try out some new fishing gear. It also gave us a chance to try out some of these great camping ideas: http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/camping-hacks-you-must-try-this-summer?bffbdiy

These are super clever and got us thinking about how we could modify some of these tips to fit the way we camp. One of our favorite ideas was their egg trick. In the above link, they suggested pre-scrambling your eggs and placing in a water bottle for easy storage and packing. WOW! So smart! We cracked up 2 batches of eggs, and I was able to slide the whole, unbroken eggs into a mason jar, using my canning funnel. The jars traveled marvelously in our cooler and were easy to clean up. When it was time for breakfast we just dumped the eggs right onto the pan, or we could have chosen to shake them up for scrambled eggs. This really got us thinking about all of the clever ways that we could use Mason jars in future camp-cooking excursions. Stay tuned as we continue to discover great Mason jar tricks!

Also, since the official start to summer was this past weekend, I want to remind everyone that your local state parks are easy to access and offer many out door opportunities. For a small fee, one can enjoy a day or an extended camping adventure. Some of you may really enjoy back wood camping and hiking, while others of you may enjoy just a quick day trip to the park for a grill out. Either way, don’t forget to include our local parks in your family fun this summer!

With June almost ending, I am sure it is time to find fresh strawberries at our local Farmer’s Markets. Oh, how I love strawberries. They are Mother Nature’s candy! I always knew that eating fruits and veggies were beneficial, but I was surprised to see how nutritional strawberries are! Follow this link for some fun health facts and a yummy strawberry recipe: http://www.chatelaine.com/health/diet/five-health-reasons-to-eat-more-fresh-strawberries/

And with that, my Thrifty Sisters, may you have a wonderful first week of summer. Enjoy fresh and local foods, enjoy some strawberries, and get outside and take part in local park and city activities! Keep on keepin’ it thrifty and fun.

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