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  • My Only New Year's Resolution - Organize: it saves money

    Whether you live in a small apartment or in a mansion on a one hundred acre spread of land, organizing is one of the top resolutions for the New Year for many people. It usually comes in about third place in the list behind health related and financial related goals. It is my belief that if this were...
    Posted to Weblog by Millers Grain House on 12-31-2008
  • Making gifts and decorations for the Holidays

    This year, we are doing as we have often done as we have trimmed our budget to the bone; we are making most of the gifts and decorations. This is not a new thing for our family. It actually began years before the kids were born, but has become a tradition as they grew. We make many food gifts (Holiday...
    Posted to Weblog by Millers Grain House on 12-10-2008
  • Left Over Turkey Ideas!

    We had two turkeys for Thanksgiving. Somehow we anticipated a hoard of guest that just never seemed to show up so now we are over loaded with turkey. We have a left over smoked turkey and a regular one. There should be an award for how many dishes you can make from a picked over turkey after Thanksgiving...
    Posted to Weblog by Millers Grain House on 12-02-2008
  • Keys to bulk buying, storage and learning to stretch grocery dollars.

    If, like us, you are preparing your long term pantry for whatever reason (weather, gas savings, economic future) you may be a tried and true veteran of this longstanding homestead traditon or you may be new at it and ready to take the plunge. Either way, it doesn't matter if you live in the country...
    Posted to Weblog by Millers Grain House on 10-14-2008
  • Re: Grocery Discoveries Over The Week-End

    I am a Foster Mom and as part of the kids Independent Living skills needing some work, we began reading the Sunday ads together. My habit is to go to Sam's Club once a week, and there is a Super Walmart right next door and along the way, I pass Food Lion, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid and Food City. I...
    Posted to Forum by usellubuy on 10-06-2008
  • Preparing the 6-8 month pantry.

    My last post was hoping to see how very far I could stretch my $115 in groceries for our family of five (all adult eaters). This fun frugal challenge, however, came to an abrupt end when my husband took us on a switch in direction. We are now re-stocking our 6-8 month pantry. Why? and How? You may ask...
    Posted to Weblog by Millers Grain House on 09-30-2008
  • Cooking and Shopping in May

    Welcome to a new month of food! Did you go under or over your budget last month? Are you making changes to the way you meal plan and shop this month? Set your May food and supply budget then track your shopping and meal planning with us!
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on 05-01-2008
  • USDA Thrifty Food Plan

    The USDA has a website that post the average cost of feeding a family of four. This would be two adults and two children. For the month of Nov, 07 , the latest one listed, the low cost , thrifty plan is for $ 485 to $558. per month. The lower cost is for younger children. I think that most of us are...
    Posted to Forum by babs on 01-17-2008
  • January Cooking with Angel Food

    The January menu is available to view. Are you ordering? What meals are you planning to make if you are? 1.25 lb. Bacon Wrapped Beef Filets (5 x 4 oz) 4 lb. Individually Frozen Chicken Leg Quarters 2 lb. Lean Hamburger Steaks (4 x 8oz.) 1.5 lb. Boneless Pork Roast 1.25 lb. Meaty Beef Short Ribs 20 oz...
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on 12-17-2007
  • Re: Help! How do I come up with a food budget for my family?

    When we first moved to this small town I was amazed at how expensive groceries seemed. I had to totally come up with a new budget plan based on this area. We also gave away our food storage when we moved and planned on just starting over with most things. It took a while to know the sales cycle and find...
    Posted to Forum by joan of ark on 09-11-2007
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