Lazy Budget Chef: December 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Ten Best of Lazy Budget Chef in 2014

It’s time to say our good byes to 2014. Before we welcome 2015 and all of the bright shiny promise a new year brings, let’s take a look at the most popular Lazy Budget Chef posts of 2014.
best of Lazy Budget Chef 2014

1. 8 Painless Ways to Go Green and Save Money in the Kitchen – Eco friendly living doesn’t have to take gobs of money or time if you do it the lazy way!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Rum Ball Recipe

As much as I like baking cookies and delicious Christmas desserts, I save it for parties and pot lucks.  That way I have the time to make something extra special.


This is Lazy Budget Chef land. I want to make something special and labor intensive but don’t have the time. Instead I make a quick and easy no bake cookie recipe that everyone thinks took forever to make but is really a low effort high wow factor recipe because I made it with with rum.


no bake rum ball recipe
Please eat responsibly. The alcohol doesn’t cook out of this recipe.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

15 Ways I Saved Money in November

Our family tends to spend more money in the last two months of the year due to the holidays. That isn’t always a bad thing because we know that it is coming and try to plan accordingly.

15 frugal tips for november

Here are 15 ways I saved money in November to prepare for the extra Christmas holiday spending in December.

15 Frugal Tips for November

Friday, December 5, 2014

14 Budget Friendly Hostess Christmas Gifts

hostess gift ideas under twenty dollarsHusband and I are lucky we have so many friends and family who want to include us in their celebration and I am truly grateful for that.

In fact, so many of our friends like to host Christmas and New Year’s parties that we have to practically do a conference call and create a December holiday party schedule so our parties will not overlap.

That is a nice problem to have.

Although it presents a challenge when it comes to buying gifts for our hosts that won't break the bank since there are so many of them.

You too?

I can help with that!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Date Night Lobster at Bonefish Grill #TuesdayTales

This Christmas Husband and I vowed to make a change. No matter how busy or crazy things out of our control get this year, we are going to find/schedule/steal an hour or two for ourselves to unwind with a Date Night.

It doesn’t have to be big or fancy. Going out to dinner at a causal restaurant will do just fine as long as we are doing it together.


how to make time for your spouse during the holidays

We usually do Date Night during the week because weekend crowds at Christmas light displays, malls, movies, and restaurants quadruple and make our chill out time more stressful. That isn’t a greet idea since we are doing this to calm down and reconnect.