The Gracious Ladies have hit the road!

Dearest readers, Well the colony has had to hit the road once again. Next Monday we’ll explain the reasons for having to abandon our plantation home and head west in a great hurry. (Spoiler alert: it wasn’t the zombies made us flee.) So far we haven’t found a home and Mr. K says it could … Continue reading

Sunday Roast Chicken: A Feast for the Week

It has been such a hectic few weeks around here!  One of my favorite tricks when things are extra busy is to roast a whole chicken on a Sunday. This way you have meat to use in meals all week.  It eliminates so much mess and time from the cooking process for the rest of … Continue reading

Ask the Gracious Ladies: Spelling Bee Edition

Dear Gracious Ladies,   My daughter hates practicing her spelling, but my survival group’s spelling bee is coming up in a few weeks.  I really want her to do well, but she keeps saying that since we are living in a zombie world, why does it matter if she can win a spelling bee?  What … Continue reading

Great Panic Remembrance Day

On March 3rd we celebrate a new world holiday called “Great Panic Remembrance Day.” Well, celebrate is a misleading word. The end of the world as we knew it in 2019 is hardly a happy moment in history to commemorate. I have an etiquette rule about never talking about the past but in the spirit of the holiday, … Continue reading

The Gracious Ladies Will Return Friday!

Dear readers!  We do apologize for the slight delay in new Handbook entries.  As you know we were recently attacked  by a large horde of zombies.  We are busy making improvements to our current shelter as well as sending out search teams to scout new locations.  It has, unfortunately, been determined that we are in … Continue reading

Chicken Pot Pie: The Perfect Post-Zombie Attack Meal

I don’t know what makes this such a good meal to serve after a zombie attack.  Maybe because each person gets their own pie, making it personal and special.  Maybe we all just need something warm and comforting.  I can’t say for sure, all I know is that it works. Here’s my recipe for all-purpose, … Continue reading

Post-Apocalyptic Raiding Is Easy as 1, 2, 3!

One of my areas of expertise is in raiding. Perhaps all the time I spent as a teenager shopping at the mall and silently sneaking in and out of my parents’ house has finally come in handy. Looting and raiding knowledge is a fantastic skillset that any survivor group will prize highly. While others may … Continue reading