I tried making this for dinner last night and it turned out tremendously well. The key is broiling it for a while right up at the top of the oven for a few minutes, then turning the heat down to about 400 and brushing them with olive oil. Wow.
Almost Debt Free: Too Much Sacrifice? I’m torn here. I think that being financially responsible is a mindset that you can get yourself into, and when you’re in that mindset, you know what a good balance is. On the other hand, many people today don’t have that financially responsible mindset (or else there wouldn’t be a cavalcade of credit card debt) and telling them that it’s okay not to sacrifice if it doesn’t feel right is often an invitation to rampant consumerism. (@ queercents)
Overspending on Kids Risks Financial Future The couple described here is a financial train wreck, but I completely agree with the idea that one can easily overspend on children. One big reason that we’ve decided on our current house layout is so that our two children can share a bedroom through most of their early years – obviously, we’ll look at it again when they approach their teenage years, but for now, that’s how we want things. For both of us growing up, sharing a room with siblings helped to facilitate a tight bond. (via my new choice)
My Struggle: Spending on Food Is Really About Motivation Why oh why can’t Flexo brown bag it for lunch? (@ consumerism commentary)
The Simple Dollar Retro: The FICO Battle: Ten Common Tactical Mistakes When Dealing With The Credit Score Blues I’ve seen many people make big mistakes when they rush into trying to “fix” their credit score. Here are ten big errors to avoid.