Like Merchant Ships was one of the first blogs I ever read. Meridith was the author and she published between 2005-2010. She lived a very frugal life and did it with much beauty and class.
She doesn’t seem to be still be blogging but does very occasionally post a link on Tumblr and that is linked in my favorites in the sidebar here.
Meredith has beautiful photos and isn’t long winded so it’s easy to read her blog like a magazine. I think most of her ideas are timeless too.
I find her very inspirational and just pleasant to read.
Look upLike Merchant Ships - I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
Do any of you know if she is still online anywhere?
It’s been a busy week here. Grandchildren were here lots while one of their parent’s had outpatient surgery and is recovery very nicely now.
We had fun going on walks, making lots of Perler bead things and eating most meals on the patio.
I’m afraid I let them use devices quite a bit too but I do monitor what they’re playing.
3 little boys all clean after evening showers
Yesterday was just my husband and I.
I made some fresh salsa- or pico de gallo
I used grape tomatoes because they were on sale and have lots of flavor, garlic powder, red onion, fresh jalapeño, fresh cilantro and lime juice.
The tomatoes are a bit tedious to chop but with a sharp knife, it goes fast.
There are no specific amounts - I used 2 boxes of tomatoes, about 2/3 onion, all of the jalapeño (it was a mild one) and all the cilantro in the photo. Then add garlic salt and lime to taste,
We had it was a pantry meal - what we call nachos.
Spread refried beans on tortilla chips, tostado shells or taco shell broken in half. Top with jalapeños as desired and grated cheese as desired.
Bake at 400 degrees until hot.
Last night we used jarred nacho cheese sauce instead of fresh cheese and it was delicious.
Serve with fresh salsa and it was so good!
This is a quick meal when you need to feed people and don’t want to serve meat or don’t have meat thawed out.
Hope you all have a nice weekend