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Live 4 Today, Issue #009 -- Appreciate each other, Take Out at Home, Chicken Burgers
July 04, 2012

Live 4 Today

July 2012 Issue #009

Welcome to this month's issue.

  1. Appreciate each other
  2. Take Out at Home
  3. Frugal Tip of the month
  4. Chicken Burgers


"Do not ask that your kids live up to your expectations, let your kids be who they are, and your expectations will be in breathless pursuit." - Robert Brault

"Simply having children does not make mothers." - John A Shedd

Nor does having children make a Father...

We celebrated Father's Day in June and our boys made this lovely handprint card for their dad.

To all the fathers out there......

Happy belated Father's Day!

I hope you had a wonderful, fun day with your kids.

My two boys are really lucky to have such a fabulous daddy and I too am so very blessed - this made me think about appreciating our Spouses.

Do you stop to think of all you mean to each other, or do you just "battle" through each day?

Battling to make a living, battling to make ends meet, battling to cope with your busy schedules. Living past one another....?

Here's my challenge to you:

Look with fresh eyes at the man or woman you married and notice the little things:

  • How he baths the kids for you after a hard day at work, so you can finish dinner.
  • How she gets up early each morning to make your sandwiches for work and prepare breakfast.
  • How he plays with the children after dinner, filling your home with your children's laughter.
  • That phone call to work in the middle of the day - just to say "hi".
  • And maybe many other little things - like the way she prays for you every day or remembers to buy your favourite chocolate every now and again.
  • There are plenty more examples I can think of....

....and this is just from my life. I'm sure you will have many of your very own!;-)

Let's love and appreciate each other!

"Give me the life of the boy whose mother is nurse, seamstress, washerwoman, cook, teacher, angel and saint, all in one, and whose father is guide, exemplar, and friend. No servants to come between. These are the boys who are born to the best fortune." - Andrew Carnegie


Make Friday night, movie and Take Away night.

Do it the Frugal way by hiring a DVD and making the Take Aways yourself!

Making your favourite take out at home is not only cheaper but also healthier (you know and control the ingredients).

My personal favourites are Fish and Chips and Stir-fry (Chinese)


Store all your plastic shopping bags in an empty tissue box - just fold it up, fill the tissue box and use as needed. I leave mine in the boot of my car.



  • 2 Chicken Breasts (halved)
  • 1/4 Cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • Garlic and Herb Seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 Hamburger Rolls

  • To Serve:

  • Rocket leaves or lettuce leaves
  • 1 Sliced tomato
  • 1/4 Cup natural yoghurt (Greek or Bulgarian) - add 2 Tbsp Hummus
  • OR

  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise - add 2 Tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • Season the Chicken breasts with garlic & Herb Seasoning and salt.
  • Mix the paprika and lemon juice together, add the chicken and allow it to marinade in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan, add a bit of olive oil and cook the chicken for about 4 minutes on a side until cooked.
  • Place each chicken piece on a roll with the rocket leaves, tomato and a dollop of sauce.
  • Serve with Chips or potato wedges.

Serves 4

"Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband." Ephesians 5 verse 33

Appreciated & Blessed 4 Today

Happy Frugal Living everyone!

Ray xx

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