suggestions wanted for reducing grocery budget

thanks so much for all the great ideas! I printed out many of them... I forgot to add that many of the snacks (crackers, chips) were for the kids. Any more suggestions for them? take care, Jennifer M. :o)

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    thanks so much for all the great ideas! I printed out many of them... I
    forgot to add that many of the snacks (crackers, chips) were for the kids.
    Any more suggestions for them?

    take care,
    Jennifer M. )


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    Hi,

    I am hoping you can help us reduce our $ spent at the store... dh and I have
    been working on the taxes this week and both came out of entering all our
    checks in the computer (quicken) horrified at the actual amount we spend to
    eat! I have been racking my brain trying to think of what to eat in place of
    chips and crackers for snacks... what to have for lunch besides lunch
    meat... How do you all do it?

    thanks in advance for any advice you can give!

    Jennifer M.
    From: jkmram
    Date: Sat Feb 8, 2003 2:52 pm
    Subject: suggestions wanted for reducing grocery budget

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    Oh we have chips and crackers...on occasion, just not all the time. Popcorn
    could be a good substitute. We do lunch meat, occasionally and only if its on
    sale. If its a killer sale I'll buy a bunch and freeze it. I REFUSE to pay
    over $2 a 12 pack for soda so most times I get a flat of Sam's Choice. Most
    times though its iced tea. I get bread at the bread store, buy a bunch and
    freeze. We'll use leftovers for sandwiches or even the meal. We don't buy meat
    unless its on sale and then we stock up etc..... A price book is a wonderful
    thing to have to keep track of good deals on things you buy. That way you'll
    know at a glimpse if its a good sale or not...

    Nath

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    I was recently given a suggestion for snacks.. if your family likes chips and
    stuff like that...takes a little time but my husband and daughter thought it
    tasted great... make your own potato chips. take a couple of large potatoes and
    thinly slice them, and then fry them and let drain, they are fantastic and 2
    potatoes are alot cheaper than one bag of chips. Also if you like tostito's or
    corn chips, either buy or make tortillas and cut in pieces and fry and you have

    corn chips. Crackers are really easy to make also, and you can flavor them
    however you want. Like I said takes a little time and some planning but will
    save considerable in the long run... Good Luck in your endeavors.

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    Making your own potato chips is a great idea, and if you like spicy, you can
    add a spice mix like Tony Cachere's Cajun Seasoning or his Fish Fry. After
    slicing the potatoes, put moist potatoes in a bag with the seasoning, shake and
    then fry. If you don't have any of his seasonings or can't find them in the
    supermarket, you can get the recipe online.......... also included in the spice
    mix that I sent or another message also had cajun seasoning mix recipe. It's
    good and makes a nice change.

    Sadiqa

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    Jennifer,

    Here are a few ideas:

    Celery with peanut butter - cut in bite size pieces
    Graham crackers with peanut butter - store brand is far less expensive
    Popcorn in bags is far less expensive than microwave popcorn
    Homemade oatmeal cookies -- inexpensive and nutritious
    Apple slices
    Applesauce with a touch of brown sugar

    Think of reducing the food budget as a game. My food budget has remained
    exactly the same for 20 years, surviving 2 kids from toddler to teens,
    inflation cycles, and now the empty nest when I'm cooking for just 2 again.

    Andrea

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    A suggestion for kids snacks. We make the tortillas from the $10 week
    grocery list, I use the one recipe to make 32 tortillas instead of 16. I
    guess I like them thinner, or smaller. We then use a pizza cutter to cut
    some into triangles, spray both sides lightly with oil and shake on some
    flavoring like salt, garlic, taco seasoning, onion powder, cinnamon sugar
    (my kids favorite), or whatever you feel like. Then we bake them until they
    are crisp. It takes about 10 minutes in my oven at 350, but my oven is a
    bit quirky so you may need to experiment.

    They are very good and much healthier than store bought snacks (cheaper
    too.)

    Colleen

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    Colleen
    What is the $10 week grocery list and what's the recipe for the tortillas.
    Thanks

    Sadiqa

 

 
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