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Old 07-07-2006, 05:50 PM
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I have missed this thread. This is neat. I need to plan meals again. I am back on the wagon!
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Old 08-21-2006, 02:30 PM
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The thrifty plan is for people on food stamps. Woo-hoo!! I hate to admit it, but we've had food stamps for a few months now and I've done way better than that lol!! Of course, the first thing I did was stock my pantry(GFS and Sav-a-Lot, plus a trip to Sam's Club) and my freezer(local butcher with amazing deals). I haven't had to really shop for a long time. One thing I am grateful for is the fact that we are eating much healthier now--we get almost $500 a month, whereas I was only spending $35 or so a week when dh was working.
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:52 AM
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I am very glad to have found this thread. I am having a pretty hard time getting our food budget under control. This was very helpful.

Cooking form scratch has really helped me a lot. I too was raised by a non-cook, so we've had a lot of trial and error with this. But, I am getting the hang of it.

I agree with the comment about leaning on carbs too much when trying to cut food cost. I am soooo guilty of this. It is not good for you, my enlarging waist line can testify to this. But, I feel it is very hard to eat healthy and not break the bank. I'd love some input on how ya'll keep it low cost and good for you.
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Old 05-20-2007, 04:09 PM
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Planning meals around sales and coupons really help out with the budget. Having a plan also helps to avoid convenience foods.

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Old 05-20-2007, 04:18 PM
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I like this thread I only spend about 40. 00 a week since I do make breads and Noodles and pies and cakes from scrach now so I am saving a lot now.
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