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  1. #1
    Jennifer Armstrong
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    Default Mixes etc.

    I am a newbie mother of a 3yo and wife to a great dh. I am trying to

    save money any way possible. So I have a couple of questions:



    1. Does making your own mixes really save a lot of money?



    2. What are the staples in your pantry? I know everyone is different

    but I am just trying to get some ideas to make sure I am properly

    stocked.



    Thanks,



    Jenn








  2. #2
    Karen
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    Default Mixes etc.

    This is what I always have.

    Staples:

    Rice, Beans, Spaghetti, Macaroni

    Flour, sugar, salt,powdered milk, vegetable oil

    Canned: soup, veggies, chili, beans, stew, fruit, spaghetti sauce, tuna

    peanut butter, jelly







    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Jennifer Armstrong"

    <tommyandjenn@...> wrote:

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    2. What are the staples in your pantry?

    >










  3. #3
    Liss
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    Default Mixes etc.


    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">>What are the staples in your pantry?<SPAN class="322521011-23072008"><
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Flour
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Sugar
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Rice
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Molasses
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Cornmeal
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Home Canned Diced Tomatoes
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Home Canned Whole Tomatoes
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Various Jams/Jellies
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Various Pickles- sweets, mustard pickles, gerkins, dills, etc
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Macaroni, Spaghetti
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Oils: Veggie, Canola, Almond, Olive, Sesame
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Seasoning/Spices (way too many to list)
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Vinegars: White, Cider, Rice
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Milks- powdered, evaporated
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Tuna
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Home Canned Fruits- peaches, plums, pears, etc
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Home Canned Salsa's - spicy, mild, choke to death hot
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Seasoning Mixes- my own blends
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">8-10 Cake Mixes- my own blends
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">8-10 Cookie Mixes- my own blends
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Brand Name Cereal - 25+ boxes at a time - usually get these for .50
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Oatmeal
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Home Canned Veggies
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Crisco Shortening
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Hope that helps,
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Liss



  4. #4
    Debbie
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    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">How do you make cake mixes and cookie mixes. This is a new thing for me to see. I did read about making regular cookie dough and freezing it in a roll or in pieces to take out and bake later but I never saw anything about cake mixes or cookie mixes. I would love to know the recipes for these. Other then that your pantry sounds like what I have but I also stock on pasta too. I am trying to stock up while the electric is low yet and get lots of stuff to eat through the Winter months. We have a pretty full freezer with venison, chicken that I purchase when on sale, pork we got from my brother in law ( 1/2 a pig) and frozen vegies. My husband hopes to get more deer this year to put more in the freezer. Venison is our beef and we are getting low on that. Our first year here and obviously lousy soil as nothing grew but the zuchini and some squash. They are coming in now. I hope to do better next year by trying to square foot garden if I have to and bring in mushroom soil or something. For this year its frozen for the Winter. Debbie
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    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">>What are the staples in your pantry?<SPAN class="322521011-23072008"><
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">

    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008"><SPAN class="322521011-23072008">
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Seasoning Mixes- my own blends
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">8-10 Cake Mixes- my own blends
    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">8-10 Cookie Mixes- my own blends

    <SPAN class="322521011-23072008">Liss


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  5. #5
    Laura Sharp
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    Making mixes, I have found, saves money as well as time. You spend a few minutes and a few dollars getting all the ingrediants together, but most already have everything or most everything already on hand. You mix and store and when you need it, it&#39;s half done. I&#39;m not buying one mix for biscuits, another for pancakes or digging everything out to make coffee cake or cookies... the work is already half done so easier to make up spare of the moment and it all comes from one mix, not 4 or 5 different boxes full of junk chemicals and such.

    I have several kinds of flours, sugars, baking soda, powder, spices and herbs, vanilla, baking chocolate, chocolate chips, oats, dried pasta, dried beans, honey... whatever I can from the gardens, dried herbs, oh my, pretty much whatever my family eats we store (stock)... I try and grow as much as I can due to kids allergies...I dry, freeze or can everything I grow. I know there&#39;s more, can&#39;t think this morning..lol

    Laura
    sw ohio
    zone 5-6


    On 7/22/08, Jennifer Armstrong[/b] <tommyandjenn@cox.net> wrote:
    I am a newbie mother of a 3yo and wife to a great dh.I am trying to
    save money any way possible.So I have a couple of questions:


    1.Does making your own mixes really save a lot of money?

    2.What are the staples in your pantry?I know everyone is different
    but I am just trying to get some ideas to make sure I am properly
    stocked.


    Thanks,

    Jenn


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  6. #6
    Sheri Prest-Herman
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    Jenn,
    I&#39;m going to respond to your first question--which in all honesty I&#39;m not sure I can answer--but here is my opinion. Yesterday I tried a recipe for a mix--thinking that it would be yummy and save money...but as I watched my husband eat (I was delayed in eating due to grandbaby&#39;s needs), I could see that something was wrong. He is such a gooood husband--so unspoiled--all he would say is that his broccoliwasperfectly cooked. I took note of the fact that this item was the last on his plate. (He knows that my life long "tradition" has been that if you don&#39;t like something on your plate--eat it first so that you can cover up the taste with the better food.)

    Later when I sat down to eat...O MY GOODNESS...the mix I made was horrid! I instantly apologized to him for serving up such nastiness! (He works extremely long hours to provide for us--so I try my best for him and usually he raves--in a good way--about my cooking. LOL! The funny thing is that I usually taste stuff before I serve it--but got distracted yesterday.) I am sure that I followed the recipe correctly--but my advice is to PLEASE--make sure you like the recipe before you make it in quantity--like I had planned to do--otherwise it won&#39;t be a savings!
    Good luck!
    Sheri


    On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 5:45 PM, Jennifer Armstrong <tommyandjenn@cox.net> wrote:








    I am a newbie mother of a 3yo and wife to a great dh. I am trying to
    save money any way possible. So I have a couple of questions:

    1. Does making your own mixes really save a lot of money?

    2. What are the staples in your pantry? I know everyone is different

    but I am just trying to get some ideas to make sure I am properly
    stocked.

    Thanks,

    Jenn






  7. #7
    Sheri Prest-Herman
    Guest

    Default Mixes etc.

    I apologize if this came to the group twice...had some trouble w/ computer.

    Jenn,
    I&#39;m going to respond to your first question--which in all honesty I&#39;m not sure I can answer--but here is my opinion. Yesterday I tried a recipe for a mix--thinking that it would be yummy and save money...but as I watched my husband eat (I was delayed in eating due to grandbaby&#39;s needs), I could see that something was wrong. He is such a gooood husband--so unspoiled--all he would say is that his broccoli was perfectly cooked. I took note of the fact that this item was the last on his plate. (He knows that my life long "tradition" has been that if you don&#39;t like something on your plate--eat it first so that you can cover up the taste with the better food.)


    Later when I sat down to eat...O MY GOODNESS...the mix I made was horrid! I instantly apologized to him for serving up such nastiness! (He works extremely long hours to provide for us--so I try my best for him and usually he raves--in a good way--about my cooking. LOL! The funny thing is that I usually taste stuff before I serve it--but got distracted yesterday.) I am sure that I followed the recipe correctly--but my advice is to PLEASE--make sure you like the recipe before you make it in quantity--like I had planned to do--otherwise it won&#39;t be a savings!

    Good luck!
    Sheri


    On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 5:45 PM, Jennifer Armstrong <tommyandjenn@cox.net> wrote:








    I am a newbie mother of a 3yo and wife to a great dh. I am trying to
    save money any way possible. So I have a couple of questions:

    1. Does making your own mixes really save a lot of money?

    2. What are the staples in your pantry? I know everyone is different

    but I am just trying to get some ideas to make sure I am properly
    stocked.

    Thanks,

    Jenn






  8. #8
    pinkbarbiedollkitten
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    Default Mixes etc.

    yes every ones list is different here are a few things i seem to

    allways have on hand. suger, flour, bakeing soda, bakeing powder, hot

    sause, ketchup, veggies both fresh and canned and frozen, fruit both

    fresh, frozen, canned. varity of herbs and spices. nonthing speical at

    all just what i have in mine.



    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Jennifer Armstrong"

    <tommyandjenn@...> wrote:

    >

    > I am a newbie mother of a 3yo and wife to a great dh. I am trying to

    > save money any way possible. So I have a couple of questions:

    >

    > 1. Does making your own mixes really save a lot of money?

    >

    > 2. What are the staples in your pantry? I know everyone is

    different

    > but I am just trying to get some ideas to make sure I am properly

    > stocked.

    >

    > Thanks,

    >

    > Jenn

    >










 

 
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