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Go to the old meat that is a day from being expired
Some stores have an area where they put this
Then buy the discounted meat way cheaper then the full price & take it put it in a Ziploc freezer bag
As for freezer burned meat
DON'T TOSS IT OUT
Take it & boil it & you won't believe that you tossed all that meat away that you could have used by just boiling it (cut up & use for stews)
Boiled meats (chicken/beef) stay juicy when boiled & you can't over cook them in boiling water
The slow cookers are great for lots of dishes you can have plenty of leftover to freeze & eat later on
Go to a local farmers market if there is one close to you & get just fresher fruits & veggies then what you do in the store & cheaper
I got it easy when it comes to cooking cause I'm single & no one else lives with me
So it's no biggie to throw a quick meal together that's healthy
Make your own ice cream from scratch & with an ice cream machine
Cheapest way is with the old crank type that you had to add ice & salt rock too then turn the crank until it got real thick,but you could make it your way & healthier then the store bought stuff
Lots of old ways that can help you save $$ now days just like they did way back
Grow your own indoor veggies & strawberries & blueberries
I had the indoor strawberries & blueberries & grew them year round in a sunny room
Neat to go in & grab some fresh right off the vine strawberries or blueberries to eat
Great little sandwich for literally pennies.
I always hear food prices go up because gas prices have gone up. But then gas prices goes down, and food prices stay up. Gas goes up again, food goes up even higher, it never ends, and people are seriously not getting enough food now.
2. There is no number two.
Basically, if you're the average person, you'll buy meat, and unless you get it for that night, it's going into the freezer. Sooner or later, you'll have more meat than you use in a week, and that's going in the back of the freezer. Two months later, you pull it out, and it's freezer-burned. Not to mention the whopping initial price. Unless you buy a 6 pack of pork cuts, and use one cut in strips per night, you are not saving money, it's fattening you up, and probably getting wasted in the freezer. Buy fresh fruit, veggies, and milk. For your meat product, buy canned fish, which has got the least salt, nitrates, and preservatives of any canned meat, and has healthy natural oils. And for the price you can get one thing of "fresh meat" which you will freeze, you can get a product that is single serving, filling, and will last nearly forever without preservatives.
Also, resist the urge to buy soy milk. It's basically powdered concentrate, that has to be nutrient enhanced. Shake it if you think i'm lying. Milk stays milk or less as a liquid, soy milk settles into water and powder when shaken.
Re: Ralph Johnson
99% of people have to stretch their food dollars because they spent too much money on Iphones and McMansions. They now have to pay the piper.
I am one of the 99%, but I take responsibility for my decisions. I signed the mortgage contract for my house, I bought the 3 year cell phone plan with unlimited data. I wanted to keep up with the Joneses rather than keeping in my means. I learned my lesson.
Its time for the 99% to start realizing they got themselves into this mess with their greed. The 1% merely enabled it.
It's amazing how much food we have wasted over the years but since the economy went bad
we have really watched our spending at the grocery store. I am using coupons more often and
make a grocery list before I go and try hard to stay with that list. We are making it a point to eat the left overs and to clean out the pantry using up the old stuff before it goes bad. A roast can make two to three meals for 2 people. I make roast, potatoes and carrots one day, Beef over big noodles the next and if left over I throw more potatoes vegetables and a can of beef broth and there is a stew.
I actually am thankful that we have learned something valuable due to the recession. I look back and think "why haven't we done this all of our lives?"
It's time for corporate to stop their greed and give back to the American People who made them successful in the first place!!
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