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tell me how cooking from scratch is suppose to be cheaper when its not!

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
i want a menu
a shopping list
and your budget!

Go.......

(ill try to keep up from mobile)
and this is starting with out things like flour sugar ect.
Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 21, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 21, 2012 at 8:57 AM
walmart is my only option.

Quoting angelachristine:

well i use a lot of potatoes, rice  and pasta which are extremely cheap. then most meats i buy are $3 or less a pound and a typical meal for my family of 4 only uses about a pound or so of meat and we usually have leftovers. it always winds up way cheaper for us to eat at home.

also i get most of my groceries at sam's club or aldis and buy my breads at the bread store where things are cheaper.

Liz132
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 8:59 AM
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 True, it probably does cost more at the start if you don't have anything but you can make your ingredients last so much longer. Also it depends on where you shop.

Quoting Anonymous:

because its to expensive to start.

Quoting Liz132:

 I buy in bulk so my shopping list for the week is basically just fruit and veggies. Why would you think cooking from scratch isn't cheaper?

 

thefiregoddess
by MotherDucker on Nov. 21, 2012 at 8:59 AM
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I cant. Well I can but usually I'm feeding only myself and a few strays.

Ill come back to this later when I have slept for at least 20 minutes.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM
what is your monthly budget and how many does that feed?
I have about 300 for 4 for the month.

Quoting EmmaGlenn20:

I don't cook all from scratch but here's my dinner list for two weeks just for the fun of it :P

Chicken fajitas

Creamy chicken & rice bake

Spaghetti & garlic bread

Fish & chips

Salmon & 3 potato medley

Grilled cheese & soup

Italian potatoes & carbonara

Nachoes with red pepper & ground beef

Frozen veggie pizza & spinach salad

Tuna helper (lazy night lol)

Pork chops, biscuits & salad

Chili enchiladas

Pancakes

Mac & cheese & vegetables

ETA: Costs 200 for the ingredients plus lunch & breakfast stuff. We shop like this every two weeks.

JDmommyJD
by the sauce is boss on Nov. 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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 lol, i thought this about desserts the other day. Box of cake mix- .88, container frosting- 1.25. But to do it from scratch there were so many ingredients! boo

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 21, 2012 at 9:01 AM
walmart is my only option

Quoting Liz132:

 True, it probably does cost more at the start if you don't have anything but you can make your ingredients last so much longer. Also it depends on where you shop.


Quoting Anonymous:

because its to expensive to start.


Quoting Liz132:


 I buy in bulk so my shopping list for the week is basically just fruit and veggies. Why would you think cooking from scratch isn't cheaper?


 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 21, 2012 at 9:02 AM
right!

Quoting JDmommyJD:

 lol, i thought this about desserts the other day. Box of cake mix- .88, container frosting- 1.25. But to do it from scratch there were so many ingredients! boo

Awakened1
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 9:02 AM
Bulk buy staples and buy perishables as needed. Buy things you can freeze.
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babygirl7161
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 9:02 AM
I don't have a planned menu but I can make 250 worth of food, meats, sides, snacks ect last 2-3'weeks with only having to.go.back to the store for random things. (bread, milk, dog food if I didn't need it when I went shopping)
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alwayskk
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Why would you start without flour?

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