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October 2011 Issue #002

Welcome to this month's issue.

  1. Know yourself
  2. Considering home schooling?
  3. Frugal Tip of the month
  4. Mom's easy fish finger dish


"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination." - Madiba

No one knows you as well as you do.

You know your abilities and restrictions far better than anyone.

Frugal living has a different meaning for each of us as we are all different.

Some of us love keeping chickens and growing our own food but others again can not even keep a Cactus alive ;-)

Don't fret if that is you.

Find other ways to be frugal, for example double up your cooking and freeze for later , support your local farmers market or fruit and vegetable store and buy fruit and veg in season, reduce your portion sizes and/or make one day of the week a "meat-free" day.

Learning to eat frugally is just one of the many aspects of frugal living.

Check out this article , where I together with Charl Nel from Capitec Bank share 10 quick ways you can cut down on your food bill.

Frugal Living means living within your means - all your means (money, property or other wealth)

That includes all that makes YOU - your abilities, your personality, your circumstances and yes also your finances.

What works for one family may not work for another but that doesn’t make the one "more frugal" than the other.

Find what works for you.


Home schooling can fit very snugly into a frugal lifestyle.

If you are considering this option for your family and want to learn more about home schooling and how to get started, then visit homeschool Curriculum for Life .

Another great resource I found is Moore Homeschooling . Judie Brown and her husband have 25 years' homeschooling experience, using the concepts of Raymond and Dorothy Moore. Being a Moore fan myself, I immediately fell in love with this site. Do yourself a favour and check it out!


To get rid of lice: Cover your child's hair with mayonnaise.

Work it well into the roots of the hair, wrap cling wrap tightly around your child's head and place a shower cap over.

Leave the mayonnaise on for about 2 hours and wash the child's hair as normal and rinse with white vinegar.

Use a lice comb to remove any lice still left behind - you can see them clearly with the naked eye.

Finally rinse your child's hair with clean water.



  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp curry
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 16 cooked fish fingers
  • 2 cups cooked rice

White Sauce

  • Tbsp butter/margarine
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 3 cups of milk
  1. Cook the fish fingers according to instruction on the box and cook the rice.

  2. In the mean time, make the white sauce:

    Melt the margarine in a pot and stir in the flour. Gradually add the milk, stirring continuously until the mixture is smooth and thickened - add more milk if needed.

    Season it with salt and pepper to taste and add the cheese.

  3. Fry the onion and curry lightly in margarine.
  4. Spoon the cooked rice into a greased ovenproof dish.
  5. Place the fish fingers on top of the rice and pour the lemon juice over the fish.
  6. Add the onion to the cheese sauce and pour it over the fish and rice.
  7. Sprinkle paprika over (optional) and bake for 15 minutes at 200deg Celsius

  8. Serves 4

    " "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." Matthew 5 verse 8

    Blessed 4 Today

    Happy Frugal Living everyone

    Ray xx

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