The 158th Festival Frugality is live at the Well Run Dry, whose proprietor leads with a nice discussion of what “frugality” really means. Funny’s post on “real wealth” appears in this week’s round-up, along with a number of posts that suggest Well is not alone in thinking about the meaning of wealth and frugality. I enjoyed Miss M’s rumination on the size of her house (which is larger than the two-bedroom apartment I once found plenty roomy) at M is for Money. Mighty Bargain Hunter shows that he’s a pessimist after my own heart in predicting a decade of bear markets and hard times; he offers some survival tips. And I really liked Jim’s advice, at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity, to refrain from giving people high-maintenance gifts.
This week’s Make It from Scratch Carnival at Stephanie’s Make It from Scratch site. Uh oh! This looks dangerous: TRIPLE CHOCOLATE biscotti, from The Thinking Mother! The photo alone is to die for. Mary at Simply Forties offers an original and very interesting recipe for shrimp and quail baked in a pie. Oh My Aching Debts has a neat and simple idea for making your own dishwasher detergent, plus several other DIY household products. Be sure to visit the carnival for the many other great ideas and recipes presented there!