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    Karen
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    Default Stretching box mixes

    I'm not a good cook - so a lot of my cooking comes in boxes. I have

    found ways to stretch that a little and am looking for other ways.

    If I'm cooking macaroni & cheese, I add a little more macaroni; making

    a pasta salad from a box - just add extra of the same pasta; potatoes

    au gratin - I found a store that sells those dried potatoes and now I

    add a few more potatoes to the mix. You can easily add an extra serving

    without noticing any difference for pennies. KarenMO








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    Suzi McMullen
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    Default Stretching box mixes


    Instead of adding more of the high carb/fattening pasta and potatoes, why not add meat or veggies? I use a TON of mixes in order to make all sorts of meals. I look at the mixes as starter, ideas, spices etc. It keeps things from getting stale and boring. But, mixes are really not economical unless other stuff is added in. They are also usually high in salt. So I keep things on hand that can help to at least reduce the per serving amount of salt for those in the family that need that. I'm lucky. My bloodpressure is so low I need salt.

    Suzi
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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Karen
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 12:45 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Stretching box mixes





    I'm not a good cook - so a lot of my cooking comes in boxes. I have
    found ways to stretch that a little and am looking for other ways.
    If I'm cooking macaroni & cheese, I add a little more macaroni; making
    a pasta salad from a box - just add extra of the same pasta; potatoes
    au gratin - I found a store that sells those dried potatoes and now I
    add a few more potatoes to the mix. You can easily add an extra serving
    without noticing any difference for pennies. KarenMO





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    Tammy
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    Default Stretching box mixes

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    Where did you find the dried potatoes? Those would come in handy. I have three teens now and one box of anything doesn't make a meal anymore. sigh.


    Thanks,


    Tammy


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    ----- Original Message ----
    From: Karen <karensbirds@yahoo.com>
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 10:45:31 AM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Stretching box mixes





    I'm not a good cook - so a lot of my cooking comes in boxes. I have
    found ways to stretch that a little and am looking for other ways.
    If I'm cooking macaroni & cheese, I add a little more macaroni; making
    a pasta salad from a box - just add extra of the same pasta; potatoes
    au gratin - I found a store that sells those dried potatoes and now I
    add a few more potatoes to the mix. You can easily add an extra serving
    without noticing any difference for pennies. KarenMO






 

 

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