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Could you live on

Anonymous
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$50 for the food budget for the rest of the month?

This means no cheating and using the credit card. 

We literally Blew our way through this months budget thanks to Christmas, me needing 4 new tires *thanks winter* and a new washer.  We have $50 smackaroo's in our food budget with no budging room. Normally our budget is around $500 a month, but when it rains it pours. Or snow storms.


*This is more a rhetorical question. Could you do it going foreward with what you already have on hand in your house. Thank you for the concerns and recipe help offers. Some of you are more awesome than you know.

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:34 PM
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iwanabemomie
by Chunk on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:35 PM
Yep easily
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wkukid
by Ocean Wave on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Honestly no I couldn't. I would have to pull from savings.

divinedimension
by Not Miss Cleo on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:36 PM
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Oh hell no I couldn't. We have four kids. 50 dollars isn't enough for even ONE person hardly. Guess you guys can do ramen noodles.

momsince04
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:36 PM
I can squeeze a dollar out of a dime if needed. I've had to do it. It's just planning meals, and going for only what you need. I hate shopping cuz I always buy stuff I don't need and forget what's on my list.
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TSNDDY
by Ruby Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:36 PM
Well I could but I just bought 3 weeks worth of meat for my freezer, have a stash of frozen veggies from the garden and a stocked pantry. I'll probably only need to get milk and some fresh fruit & veg.
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MotherOF5Cuties
by Abby on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:37 PM
50 for a whole month?? I don't think so. Hopefully things get better for you.
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veronicamw
by Silver Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:37 PM
That sounds like a shit load of ramen to me sry momma food bank?
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idareyou
by Silver Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Sure could. I actually have no grocery list for the next week, other than eggs and a few fresh produce items as we need them. I have plenty of meat in my freezer, plenty of all kinds of things on hand. I'm not a couponer but I do stockpile certain things when they're on sale.

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:38 PM
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Absolutely NOT.


Bethbeth
by Silver Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:38 PM

 oh yeah.

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