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  • Planning Ahead is Cheaper Eating

    To prepare ahead in the kitchen and to stock foods when they are cheap can mean lower food expenses. It's a new year soon, a great time to change your approach and create new habits to spend less money in 2014. The overwhelming part is getting started. There is so much information out there; which...
    Posted to Forum by AnotherBrandy on 12-26-2013
  • Super Frugal Meal Plans

    The Dollar Stretcher has an article on frugal meal plans. There are some good ideas here. Super frugal meal plans What is your cheapest meal to put together?
    Posted to Forum by AnotherBrandy on 10-30-2013
  • Re: October 2013 Grocery Budgeting, Shopping & Menu Planning

    Hi all, new here. I do a monthly menu plan on Google Calendar mostly so I can keep track of what we're eating and how often (chicken, beef, pork, seafood, vegetarian) and will move things around depending on what I feel like. We've been trying to eat through our freezer while eating less meat...
    Posted to Forum by MRSOBRIEN on 10-02-2013
  • June 2013 Grocery Budgeting and Meal Planning

    It's time to plan for June. What is your budget for the month for food? Do you have a stock of goods you plan to use? Have you looked to see what you have to make meals with before you begin shopping? When your ads come in, share with us what your shipping lists look like, what deals are you after...
    Posted to Forum by AnotherBrandy on 05-31-2013
  • Meal Planning Made A Little Less Difficult

    by Lampie Let me start out by saying that I used to HATE planning the meals for the week. I'd just end up BSing my way through, usually having about half of what I needed to make anything (and ending up opening a can of something and throwing it on the stove at the last minute). Now, however, I've...
    Posted to Weblog by PamH on 01-05-2012
  • August Shopping and Meal Planning

    For those who were at or under budget.... If you were over budget, it is time to revaluate the prices in your area to be sure your expectations are realistic or time to look at what you are buying to see if you can make changes? Set your budget for August and let's see how we do this month.
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on 07-31-2011
  • June Shopping and Meal Planning

    It's June! Have you set your budget for groceries this month? Set it and then let us know how you are doing!
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on 06-02-2011
  • May Shopping and Meal Planning

    Have you been watching your expenses with grocery shopping? Prices keep changing which makes it hard to plan ahead but budget but this is a time that spending can be out of control so it becomes more important to watch the numbers. What is your budget this month? Let us know about your deals, your buys...
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on 05-02-2011
  • Creating a Meal Plan

    Following a menu or meal plan can help with budgeting, creating a shopping list and staying on track with preparing meals. Where does a beginner to meal planning start with the process? Do you have tips? How did you start out?
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on 03-22-2011
  • New Member & Questions!

    Hi Frugal Friends! I am a new member. This is my first post. I'm excited to say I ordered my first Angel Food box of Bountiful Blessings. It's got some great stuff to stretch into budget meals. I have a few questions for those active on this forum. 1. Does anyone know of any programs like Angel...
    Posted to Forum by BargainBinge on 02-04-2011
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