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    #46
    Originally posted by techgirlable View Post
    You guys are inspiring! Theres only two adults and a baby in our house and I feel like we spend $100 a week at least!

    I have to get my butt into gear and start spending more thriftily!
    I agree !

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      #47
      Originally posted by Harlem View Post
      Nice job dude! Keep it up.


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        #48
        Looked at those decade old prices and laughed! Anyone wanting to lower food costs at todays prices will need to plan carefully. Pick up a bread machine [nearly new] at Goodwill or any of the Thrift stores and make your own bread from scratch, easy and cost efficient. Use a variety of dry beans and lentils as your base, cooked overnight in a crockpot. Add meat, veggies, spices, flavoring of choice and return home to fragrant dinner waiting.

        Rice takes 18 minutes, brown rice 45 minutes but much healthier. You only need 4 oz of protein [meat/ fish] per person and add tofu or soy protein [absorb whatever flavoring you chose] There are generally 72 different shapes of pasta available in a regular, chain grocery store, take 12-18 minutes. Sauces created with the simplest ingredients [1T each fat, flour + seasonings, 1C of preferred liquid, stirring in a bit at a time to avoid lumping].

        Frozen vegetables of some type are nearly always on sale. Add fresh fruit and bake any dessert your family likes. If you have DKs over 8 y/o, they can make dessert with a modicum of supervision. It's a terrific math lesson too.

        Seasonings: life span barely one year. Buy from bulk bins, combine yourself in existing jars for hamburger, poultry, stew, taco, French, Italian, Hungarian, Chinese, Spanish,Tex-Mex, Cajun, Creole, Grill rub etc. Stop paying for jars repeatedly.
        Allrecipes.con, cooks.com, whatever site you know & like
        Last edited by snafu; 01-28-2016, 08:55 AM.

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