A Cultural, Spiritual, & Emotional Loss

Posted by Hallee on Feb 20, 2013 in Hallee's Galley, Life

Over the last few decades, the majority of our society has moved away from fresh, whole foods and into packaged, prepared, preserved products. We’ve lost something very fundamental as a result. Opening cans and dumping, slicing a vent hole into a plastic sealed microwavable tray, “just add water” – those things have taken away from something that, I believe, is an inherent desire within us to make the process of growing, preparing, cooking, and serving a joyful experience. We’ve taken something that should be a very basic delight and turned it into a tedious chore that has us seeking any time-saving product that will get it done faster and with less hassle.

But at what cost?

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Annual “Summer Starts Now” Luau Bash

Posted by Hallee on Jun 22, 2011 in Hallee's Galley, Parenting, Raising teens

On the last day of school, we had Kaylee’s “Annual Summer Starts Now Luau Bash”. I don’t know how many girls ended up coming as they came and went all night, but at breakfast the next morning, we had eleven.


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Gobble Gobble

Posted by Hallee on Aug 27, 2010 in Budgeting, Hallee's Galley, Housekeeping, Preserving, Stewardship

Several months ago, our local Kroger had turkeys on sale for 59¢ a pound. I checked with Heather at Couponning 101 if that was a good deal, because I typically just shop for meat and staples at the commissary. She told me it was, so I bought two of them.

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