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which is cheaper?

Posted by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 7:59 AM
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Cooking from scratch or buying at the store?
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SarahSuzyQ
by Bronze Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 8:20 AM

I think it depends on what you're making, but typically the more "prepared" a food is when you buy it, the more expensive it is... Or at least that's been my experience.

I certainly feel like me cooking dinner at home is cheaper than buying pre-made dinner at the store or elsewhere. Especially when I add up the total cost of the meal and how many servings I get out of it, I can see that homemade meals stretch my dollar much further.

Crissy2424
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 8:42 AM

It probably depends what you are making. I usually get things I need from the grocery store, but things I wanna bake I try and shop around. I know that making things from say fresh meats and fruits is much healthier. And you know what goes in them too.

TigerofMu
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 9:05 AM
Scratch by far
lovinmyboys...
by Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 9:10 AM
It is cheaper to purchase premade food in the short run, but you get more from the scratch products in the long run making them cheaper.
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gmadiane
by Bronze Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 9:30 AM

I also think it depends on what your making 

meam4444
by Bronze Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 10:06 AM

It really depends on what you are making and how much of it...I know I've done calculations before, and it just really depends. 

LOVE_mygirls58
by Kayla on Apr. 9, 2013 at 1:32 PM
It depends but a lot of thing from scratch
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LOVE_mygirls58
by Kayla on Apr. 9, 2013 at 1:32 PM
It depends but a lot of thing from scratch
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brownhoney21
by Bronze Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 2:46 PM

 

Quoting gmadiane:

I also think it depends on what your making 

 

taniamorse85
by Bronze Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Scratch is overall cheaper, but it also requires more time.

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