Shopping holiday SALES?


Remember Love INC gap ministries while you shop. Make your giving dollars go farther by shopping local sales.

Food Pantry:  Find a BOGO sale? Buy an item for yourself and donate the other to the Love INC food pantry. Personal Care: Look for deals on deodorant, shaving cream, razors, and feminine hygiene products. Special Requests: Are you upgrading? Donate your gently used item to Love INC. (1) tent, (2) sleeping bags, (1) girl’s school back pack, (1) adult backpack, (1) walking cane and (1) frost-free freezer. Transitional Backpacks: Find a great deal on fleece sweat pants/shirts and non-cotton socks and boxer shorts?  We need all sizes M-3XL. Linen Ministry: New pillows are a blessing especially when they’re on sale!

God bless you this Christmas season as you shop, save and give.


Five Bean Casserole

Five Bean Casserole

Prep time 10 Minutes
Cook time 2 hrs 30 Minutes

five bean casseroleIngredients:

½ lb bacon
2 c chopped onion
½ c packed brown sugar
1 tsp mustard powdered
½ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
½ c cider vinegar
1 can butter beans
1 can lima beans, drained
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 can garbanzo beans, drained
1 can baked beans

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place bacon in large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  3. Sauté onion in bacon fat; add the brown sugar, mustard, garlic powder, salt and vinegar. Cook covered on low heat for 20 minutes.

In a four quart baking dish, combine bacon, onion mixture, all the beans and mix well and bake covered for 1 ½ hours. Uncover and bake 30 – 45 minutes longer. Enjoy!

Homemade laundry Detergent

Want to save money on laundry detergent? Make your own! I have been making my own laundry detergent for over 6 years. At 10 cents a load I save hundreds of dollars a year!

laundry detergentWhat you will need:

A box of 20 Mule Team Boarox,
A box of Super Washing Soda (Arm and Hammer),
5 bars of Ivory soap

I have a “Laundry Soap Only Grater”. I went to the Dollar store and they had fancy colors so I got red!

So you open the boxes and pour the Borax and the washing soda into a large container. I use a 5 gallon bucket with a lid. An old cat litter container works great! Then you grate the soap. It goes quickly, soap is much softer than cheese. Then I take two wooden spoons and toss it like a salad.

I have added some scent crystals from time to time just to change things up a bit.

Some things you need to know about this detergent:

This detergent does not suds up, don’t be alarmed if you do not see bubbles in your washing machine.

You only need to use 1-2 tablespoons. A little goes a long way!

If you have an HE washer you may not be able to use this particular recipe. You need to know your washing machine.