Grocery shopping on $60 a week.

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Grocery shopping on $60 a week.
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Sat, 01-08-2011 - 3:30pm

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Registered: 11-14-2008
Sat, 01-08-2011 - 6:14pm

As you can see Stacy is our Rock Star in the kitchen, she can bake and cook anything. I always want to go eat there.

However, for those of us that work out side the home or don't have the skills listed above(not as to say you can't learn), I would like to add some tips that work for me.

The biggest things I have learned here are

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Registered: 03-27-2005
Sun, 01-09-2011 - 1:23pm

Time savers in the kitchen:

1. Precooking foods that can be used and warmed later or used as ingredients later. I often do this with chicken and turkey.

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Sun, 01-09-2011 - 2:54pm

This sounds all good in theory BUT I have extremely picky eaters and a husband that eats late.

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Registered: 01-20-2010
Sun, 01-09-2011 - 3:03pm

oh yummy.

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Registered: 03-27-2005
Sun, 01-09-2011 - 3:20pm
kmotto2002 wrote:

This sounds all good in theory BUT I have extremely picky eaters and a husband that eats late.

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Registered: 01-12-2008
Sun, 01-09-2011 - 6:37pm
Stacy,

You have some motivation!!! Can you share please??? I wish I could get DH to eat meat as an ingredient, but it won't happen. I can get it once twice a week, so its a start.

I've never been a big fan of beans, and stuff like that, though I've never really tried. I should look for some recipes.

My "big" score this week was we did a fryer chicken in the crockpot. Two days later I used it to make chicken noodle soup. I Had enough soup left over to freeze for when Flounder is born, and my parents are here!!!

I have been doing meal planning to the best of my abilities.
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Sun, 01-09-2011 - 7:33pm

We have 4 people usually, but DD is away at college some, so maybe we can call it 3.5, but she is home a lot of weekends and I send food up to her. We are at about $75 a week, and probably if you push it, maybe $100.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 01-10-2011 - 9:59am
Stacy, I have a quick question on crock pots, and I don't know if you can answer it or not as I don't know how much you use one. I've run into the problem where if I put every into it in the morning and turn it on low at 6:30 when I leave the house, when we get home to eat around 5:30ish, anything that is in there ends up being relatively dry, even if I think I put enough liquids in it. Any input? That's seems to be one of the main reasons I end up not using the crock pot as often as i would like, it ends up "dry".
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Mon, 01-10-2011 - 10:23am

I have the same experience with the Crockpot (though I do use it quite often).

Kate


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Registered: 11-02-1999
Mon, 01-10-2011 - 10:29am

Lots of great ideas here!

Arryl, I may be able to help you with the crockpot question, though I'm no expert I use mine all the time. :)










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