Hedgehogs are tasty and frugal

Before you call PETA, let me explain… I’m not advocating the hunting of hedgehogs or even collecting roadkill to eat. The hedgehogs I’m referring to are fudge-like bars filled with dried fruit, nuts and cookie bits. I’ve never heard of hedgehogs until recently but these sound a lot like bars I’ve seen in candy shops called “bark”. From the web sites that talk about hedgehogs, I’ve gathered that it’s some kind of British and/or Australian comfort dessert. Do we even have real hedgehogs in the US?

Chileheads jump on the frugal bandwagon

It seems that with the economy down and continuing to slide further, many people are jumping on the frugal bandwagon. I’ve seen many articles lately about people saddled with credit card debt who turn to frugality to eliminate their debt and stay debt free. Even folks without a ton of debt are turning to frugality to live a better life for less. It seems chileheads are no different.

Bean and left over stew

I can’t say enough good things about beans. Beans are cheap, healthy, tasty and I love beans. While the most frugal beans start dried and are usually soaked overnight before boiling for a couple of hours. If you’re trying to put together a meal for pennies a serving, dried beans are a good place to start. Sometimes inspiration hits me and I can’t wait 24 hours for dried beans to be edible. That’s when I turn to canned beans for the following stew recipe.