Grocery Shopping On A Budget and Crockpot Red Beans And Rice – HBHW Newsletter

September 29th, 2010


Hello again and welcome to another edition of the Hillbilly Housewife Newsletter. We’ve got another exciting offer, this time from our good friends at  I hope you’ll check it out.

This week we are talking about grocery shopping on a budget. With that in mind, many of us think about buying in bulk and really stocking our pantry, freezer, and refrigerator.  Some folks are not lucky enough to have large kitchens and freezers so stocking up may not be an option.  Check out this week’s featured article to see how to save money on groceries even with a small pantry.

The inspirational quote and story I’ve chosen this week are about being frugal.  There are a lot of reasons to be frugal, and it’s not all about saving money. I hope you’ll take a moment or two out of your busy day to read and reflect on this week’s quote and story.

Last but not least, I want to tell you about a fun little contest. Front Porch Ideas and More is hosting an Autumn and Halloween Porch Decorating Contest during the month of October. If you like decorating your porch this time of the year, you will enjoy all the ideas that Mary and Dave have for your porch. You could win a $100 or $50 gift certificate from Plow & Hearth. Learn more about their fun contest here: Autumn and Halloween Porch Decorating Contest.

Those are my thoughts this week. As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions. Feel free to email me at

Warm Regards,

Susanne – The Hillbilly Housewife

Inspirational Quote

Be a thrifty steward of thy goods.


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Featured Article

Saving money on groceries often includes buying in large quantities – but not always.  Be sure to check out this week’s featured article to access a very informative report on how to plan, shop for, and execute frugal meals even when space is tight.

Frugal Living Without A Big Pantry

Recipe Sharing

Since we’re talking today about food and especially food on a budget, I thought I’d share one of the frugal recipes posted here at HBHW.  I hope you’ll find time to try this delicious dish soon:

Crockpot Red Beans and Rice

  • 1 cup dried red beans
  • 4 cups water, (or more if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Tabasco pepper sauce
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion (or 1/4 cup onion flakes)
  • 1 finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic (or a good dash of garlic powder)
  • 1/2 pound spicy smoked sausage, sliced
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • salt and pepper to taste

Sort through your beans and add them to your crock pot along with the water. Cook on high for 4 to 5 hours or until the beans are tender. If you prefer, you can also cook the beans on low overnight. Just increase the water to 5 cups.

Add the seasonings, vegetables and meat. Cook on low for another 4 hours or on high for 2 hours. You may need to add a little more water if the mixture gets to thick.

Serve with cooked white rice.

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Inspirational Story

A Frugal Living Poem
~Lao Tzu~

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility,
which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be liberal;
avoid putting yourself before others and
you can become a leader among men.

Final Thought

That’s it for this edition of the Hillbilly Housewife Newsletter. I hope you’ve had as much fun reading it as I had creating it for you. I also hope that you have found the information helpful and useful. And by all means feel free to forward the newsletter to family and friends or even better, encourage them to subscribe to it.

Do you have a question, a tip, a recipe or a story you’d like to share with us? Email it to me and I’ll include it in a future issue. Can’t wait to see what you have to say.

Warm Wishes,

Susanne – The Hillbilly Housewife

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