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food?

ok so ive never had to really grocery shop...my dad was a chef and kept some food in the house to cook with my step dad spend most of our money when i was living with him on smokes and booze and my aunt (who im living with now) barely eats anything so theres no cooking food in the house. i would like something better then that when im with my husband. i want actual meals. our daughter is 7 weeks old and i breastfeed (and we have a low budget) what foods would u suggest that i put on the list?

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ear92

Asked by ear92 at 10:46 AM on Oct. 15, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • It might be a better idea to set up a menu, look up meals that you would like to prepare, and then make your grocery list based on that.
    Luisa621

    Answer by Luisa621 at 10:49 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • ooo didnt think of that!! thank u
    ear92

    Comment by ear92 (original poster) at 10:52 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • soups, casseroles, one pot meals. Will you be making breakfast, lunch and dinner or just dinners?
    kjbennett26

    Answer by kjbennett26 at 10:52 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Shop around the aisles....meats and vegetables....milk....eggs, Oatmeal....flour....sugar...stuff like onions and garlic...salt and pepper...rice, potatos, pasta....stay away from boxed foods...they aren't as healthy and cost more in the long run...in canned goods, tomato sauce and tuna.....Whole grain breads.....
    Anna92464

    Answer by Anna92464 at 10:52 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • thats another thing....i dont know how to cook...so i need easy things lol. but im hoping for all three. im a SAHM so i have the time for it. but i want to make all three healthy meals for hubby baby and i.
    ear92

    Comment by ear92 (original poster) at 10:56 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Things like red beans and rice and black eye peas are easy and inexpensive to make. Baked potatoes and you can top them with cheese and broccoli or chili or salsa.
    angie729

    Answer by angie729 at 11:17 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • ooo yummy ^^ ok!!
    ear92

    Comment by ear92 (original poster) at 11:18 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • I've heard that Cooking Basics for Dummies is a pretty good book. It is humorous and helpful. But one reviewer on Amazon said that they recommend expensive cooking pots & utensils, so you should disregard that section unless you really get into gourmet cooking. Good luck.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 3:59 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

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