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How do I save money while grocery shopping? I don't work so I can prepare meals now!

I want to do home-cooked meals but that are still simple and easy.

So what foods should I not buy since I will be home everyday with my 2 kids? Thank you? ;)

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:58 PM on Feb. 8, 2011 in Food & Drink

Answers (7)
  • I work and make all home cooked meals...We eat very healthy andI work FT and have 3 kids.

    Answer by hill2 at 3:01 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • I don't know. I work full time and make all home cooked meals too. I guess there isn't really a difference. We made a list of food we all liked. Everyone contributed, and we get the grocery ads and choose the meals from the list that match up with the sale items.

    Answer by other_mother at 3:11 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • Look for meals that you can stretch - for example, I roast a large chicken the first night, shred some of the leftover meat and make chicken enchiladas another night and then use the carcass and some veggie scraps to make a good stock and then use the rest of the meat to make chicken noodle soup.


    Answer by scout_mom at 3:14 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • Don't forget about BAKING! You can make scratch biscuits instead of buying 'fridge roll biscuits. You can buy a bread maker or make your own from scratch for pennies. (Bread is up to $5.00 a loaf in our area for the "good" stuff from the store!) Make your own pancakes and crepes. Make your own tortillas. ANYTHING premade at the store containing flour, I tend to make myself at home... Takes lots of practice on certain things, but even the disappointments are fun and tasty to eat!

    Answer by GoodyBrook at 3:56 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • Buy foods that you know will get eaten, even if the brand is not on sale. I HATE spending money on foods that won't get eaten because they taste horrible. I would rather spend the extra money and know it will get eaten. Look for sales, I work at Piggly Wiggly and we are havign an amazing meat sale Fri and Sat. New York strips for $4.99 a lb. Ground chuck, $1.99 a lb. Chicken breasts $1.89 a lb. Can't guarantee it is at other Pigs, but a lot of stores have these sales every couple of months. THe strips are normally $12 a lb.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 4:02 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • I have a ton of recipes that are tasty, healthy, family and budget friendly; send me a message offlist if you would like some.

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:24 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • You can make beef stew, lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, meatloaf, if u cook in bulk it will save money because you'll have left overs and you can freeze some foods

    Answer by toybar02 at 4:03 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

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