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January 28 - Aldi

Wednesday, January 28, 2015      2 comments

Budget Tip #28 - Aldi! Don't know what the sales are in your neck of the woods, but the Aldi here has 10 oz boxes of grape tomatoes or 8 oz boxes of mushrooms for 89 cents. Celery is 69 cents a head. Avocados are 49 cents each. One pound ba... Read more

January 27 - Be Prepared!

Monday, January 26, 2015      1 comments

I'm a little bit early with this, but that's just the way it is. A couple of days ago I was thinking about going grocery shopping. They were predicting nasty weather - a combination of rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain and similar stuff - so... Read more

January 26 - Don't Go Shopping!

Monday, January 26, 2015      2 comments

Budget Tip #26 - Don't go shopping! Seems pretty obvious, doesn't it? If you don't go shopping, you won't spend any money. As long as you include online shopping in the shopping category. Rats! I can't find what I'm looking. Oh, well. ... Read more

January 25 - Do What Veg Says!

Sunday, January 25, 2015      1 comments

Budget Tip #25 - Do What Veg Says! I'm too lazy to come up with any budget tips for today, so I'll just say to read VEG954's suggestions in reply to my post yesterday! Thanks for some great ideas, Veg!... Read more

January 24 - Use It All!

Saturday, January 24, 2015      2 comments

Budget Tip #24 - Use It All! Do you remember Melissa d'Arabian on Food Network? Maybe she's still there. I don't get that channel anymore. Anyway, I really liked her during the shows where folks were competing as the Next Food Network Star,... Read more

January 23 - Shop Your Pantry!

Friday, January 23, 2015      1 comments

Budget Tip #23 - Shop Your Pantry! One of the budgeting/frugality books I read suggested putting aside a little bit of money each week or month (whatever your budget period is) to buy things that are on sale and stockpile them. That way, ov... Read more

January 22 - Recap and Menu

Thursday, January 22, 2015      2 comments

A much better day today. B - yogurt with cinnamon L - soup (bone broth, eggs, kale, tomatoes, green onions, coconut oil) S - yogurt with sour cream D - pork loin and cabbage fried in lard Breakfast was about 80 cents. Lunch was ... Read more

January 22 - Sprouts

Thursday, January 22, 2015      1 comments

Budget Tip #22 - Grow Your Own Sprouts Sprouts are cheap, easy to grow, and don't require special equipment or light. And they're ready in just a few days and are low carb and good for you. Doesn't get much better than that! Growing sp... Read more

January 21 - Recap

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      2 comments

I'm not talking about today. I'm pretending it didn't happen. Though, as they say (or at least used to say) in TOPS, "Even though we overeat in private, the excess pounds are there for all the world to see. What I fool I've been."... Read more

January 21 - Pickle Relish

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      2 comments

Budget Tip #20 - Pickle Relish Have you priced sugar free sweet pickle relish lately? Yikes! I grew up putting sweet pickle relish in a lot of salads - tuna salad, egg salad, chicken salad, "ham" salad, and so forth. All the "salads"... Read more

Green onions

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      2 comments

It really works! I bought some green onions a couple of days ago, and cut off and ate the green part, then stuck the bulb in some water, along with the other onions. There are definitely green shoots coming out of the top! Now if I could only re... Read more

January 20 - Recap and Menu

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      3 comments

First of all, I want you to know that I basically have no social life. You may not believe that, when you remember that I ate out yesterday at noon, and when I tell you that I met a friend for tea this morning and that I'll be having breakfast t... Read more

January 20 - Yogurt

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      3 comments

Budget Tip #20 - Make Your Own Yogurt I bought some yogurt a few days ago, since I'm on antibiotics. It was $2.99 a quart for Dannon full fat plain yogurt, which was the cheapest they had. I could have gotten a gallon of milk (four quarts) ... Read more

January 19 - Recap and Menu

Monday, January 19, 2015      0 comments

A strange day, food-wise, today. I'm taking oral antibiotics for ten days, and had an IV antibiotic Thursday evening, and I've been forgetting to eat my yogurt. Yogurt doesn't have many calories or much protein, so I ate a big breakfast, plannin... Read more

January 19 - Don't procrastinate!

Monday, January 19, 2015      2 comments

Budget Tip #19 - Don't Procrastinate, and Don't Ignore How many times have you bought something and then not used it? It might be food that gently rots in the fridge, or clothes that go out of style or that no longer fit, or materials for a... Read more


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