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Old 02-17-2003, 04:15 PM
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There's the recipe. And of course recipes are always up for adjustments.

Next time I make it I will try to get to 1/2 of the cheese and maybe 1/2 the hamburger. I used the mushroom variety of Prego spaghetti sauce. I might try the meat added kind so I can cut down on the amount of hamburger.

This is really cheesy and very good. My dh was real hesitant about it because of there only being 4 ingredients, and it being Velveeta instead of the traditional cheeses. But he loved it and said I can make it anytime!
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Old 02-17-2003, 07:50 PM
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Thanks LeeAnn!! Can't wait to try it! I think it sounds like a winner!
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Old 02-23-2003, 12:04 PM
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It sounds like we all want to save money at the grocery store.

MrsManiac, Please teach us some of your frugile scratch cooking.
Remember some of us (like me) are pretty new to this. I really think that it is so smart to cook from scratch but I have never really done so. How can we get started on this. Slow but sure please.

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Old 02-23-2003, 02:26 PM
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First, I'd like to say it is so nice to see you posting, once again, Teresa. I missed you.

As for LeeAnn's recipe for "Velveeta Lasagna", I can vouch for that to be a hit!!
Many years ago, I had a friend that brought that recipe over to me. At first, everyone frowned upon the thought of Velveeta cheese taking the place of the original Italian cheeses. I heard alot of "ugh's......after making it, everyone fell in love with it. It became a very popular request. Even moreso than the Italian style.
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Old 02-23-2003, 04:44 PM
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Thanks Carol Ann. By the way, loving your coupon exchange. I'm #3.

Ground Beef is on sale for 99cents a pound
Spaghetti Sause is on sale also 2/$1
I have a coupon for Velvetta Cheese (thanks to Carol Ann) and our new grocery store is going to triple 5 coupons. I will use the Velvetta coupon for one.

I guess I should try the yummy receipe this week.

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Old 02-24-2003, 07:55 AM
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Hi Theresa--welcome back!! Don't let all my pontificating fool you--I'll never be the cook my grandma was. I just kind of dive in and see what happens lol! Seriously, though, scratch cooking is fairly simple. You can be as basic or as gourmet as you want, it's basically just changing ingredients around. I started with making dinner rolls after a horrible attempt at making bread(Dks and I fed the birds at the park, if that tells you anything lol). Then I found a recipe for hm Hamburger Helper and tried that. I also use dried beans now as opposed to canned(usually). The stuff I do has been learned thru trial and error, and not every recipe turns out as well as I'd like. But I have learned that it's a lot cheaper to flub a scratch dinner than to ruin a prepackaged one lol!!

If there's somrthing you're looking to do, go ahead and post and I'll try to tell you how I do it(if I do).
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I'm trying very hard to keep our grocery bill down because I just became a SAHM and we're suddenly trying to make due with just one paycheck.

Welcome to SAHM-dom. Two things that have helped me (and I wish I had found them years ago...) is The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacsyzn and www.budget101.com. Budget101 has a bunch of low cost cleaning recipes (mostly vinegar, borax, and baking soda) as well as other very useful information, including a $10 desparate-times menu plan for a week. Tightwad I checked out from the library, but will purchase for my own bookcase reference as soon as we have the disposable $20. Both have recipes for frugal eating.

DS has announced that I've been on the puter too long.
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check out Amazon.com they have the newest tightwad gazette which is a combination of her first 3 plus a few added things. Thinking of ordering myself! If you spend over 25.00 you get free shipping and they have someother tightwad cook books some sound pretty good.
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I have both the Tightwad Gazette and Tightwad Gazette II, I have read them both cover to cover but it has been years since I've done that. My mother in law has them right now, she is about 1/3 of the way through the first one. I need to read them again, I can't remember hardly anything! But they are great books, that's for sure.
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Old 03-05-2003, 05:58 AM
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check out Amazon.com they have the newest tightwad gazette which is a combination of her first 3 plus a few added things. Thinking of ordering myself! If you spend over 25.00 you get free shipping and they have someother tightwad cook books some sound pretty good.
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Yes. I checked it out from the library. It is the one that I will eventually have as a reference on my bookshelf. My friend (who I encouraged to convert to tightwadery ) did purchase it so I can always gander at her copy if the library copy is out.

Another book that was insightful for me was Mary Hunt's Debt-Proof Living. She also has a two-in-one book called the Complete Cheapskate, but my po-dink library didn't have it.

Right now I get all of my reading material from the library since we are now two weeks running without being able to buy groceries. Starting to run out of a few things...
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