Cold cereals are a huge drain on the grocery budget if you're not careful. I don't like to pay more than $1.50 a box; actually I don't like to buy them at all. We prefer oatmeal (not the instant packets, either), homemade pancakes (not from Bisquick mix), homemade granola, homemade yogurt made into smoothies, and eggs for our breakfasts.
Cooking from scratch can save you $$ if you make your own spaghetti sauce, taco sauce, salsa, sloppy joe sauce, pizza sauce, salad dressings, taco seasoning mix, etc. I even go so far as to make my own breads, buns, rolls, pasta, tortillas, bagels, and English muffins.
at 11:37 AM on Nov. 7, 2010