I was recently asked to review the January 2010 edition of Molly’s Money Saving Digest. Excitedly I downloaded a copy of the e-book, eager to dig in. After all, who isn’t interested in stretching their dollars a little bit further in this economy? Within minutes, I was browsing the pages on my computer screen.
To be honest, my interest began to wane quickly. The first ten pages included a pie crust making tutorial. It’s not that this wasn’t interesting, I know some women love to bake, I’m really just not one of them.
The following pages pertaining to budgeting and record keeping sheets didn't really thrill me either. Since we live in an RV we don't have the typical expenses that many homeowners have so they weren't really didn't apply to me. That’s just my personal opinion, but after all this is my review, I think that’s what you’re looking for. I know some people really thrive on record keeping and filling out forms and there have been times in the past when I would have loved just that. However right now in my life is not that time.
I was beginning to think that I wasn’t going to be able to give a favorable review but as I continued to scroll down the screen, I loved what came next!
The next 30 pages were just what I was looking for in this digest. Packed with inexpensive, easy recipes, a fun and adorable kids craft that my teenagers are even eager to create and simple, inexpensive craft projects that will beautify our home on wheels were just the sort of tips that I could put to use!
I think what impressed me the most were the recipes. Lately I’ve had a really hard time coming up with a meal plan. I want to cut back on our grocery budget, but I don’t want to cut back on quality. I was especially thrilled to see five days worth of easy and complete dinner recipes followed by a grocery list that was ready to be printed and hauled to the store on my next shopping trip. All that’s left for me to do is match coupons to the items I need!
I couldn’t wait to give these recipes a try and we’ve already taste-tested several that proved to be especially yummy. Did I mention they are simple? I just printed the recipe for my 13-year old daughter and she made dinner and dessert all by herself in our limited motor home kitchen.
By the time I’d finally come to the end of this e-book, I was beginning to think that maybe, just maybe I’d give that pie making tutorial another glance and try my hand at making the turnovers. My husband would be most pleased.
In the meantime, I’ll look forward to seeing the February issue of Molly’s Money Saving Digest which can be purchased for the low price of $4.95. The time I’ll save by using the pre-printed recipes, meal planning and grocery list alone are worth that to me! Don’t take my word for it you can get your own issue here.