Any good recipes? Trying to save money on groceries

Sarah - posted on 05/19/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Tired of cooking the same thing...looking for new recipes?

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Robyn - posted on 07/18/2014

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If u have a aldis by u u can save money buying you're fruit and vegetables their. Very I expensive. I just made home made granola bars very easy and good.
Robyn

Erin - posted on 05/20/2010

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Use rice whenever you can. It's cheap and never spoils.
Always cook enough to have leftovers wether it be for lunch or the next night's supper.
Plan out your meals weekly to start, then biweekly, then monthly after you get the hang of it.
By no name when you can. Half the time they're made in the same factory.
Bake your bread! It costs me less than 50 cents a loaf to bake my own. Averaging about $4 a loaf to buy, you're saving $182 a year on just bread!
Shop by yourself, do not bring the man or the kids! It's a waste of time and money. I spend on average $50 more a trip if they come.
Buy meat on sale. Try not to pay full price. We're going to get a larger deep freeze so that we can just buy a side of beef.
You don't have to have fancy meals every night.
My grampa's mush
-ground beef
-can of tomato soup
-can of mushroom soup
--pepper to season
voila! spagetti sauce

easy fried rice...
-rice
-ground pork, beef, chicken,or turkey
-forzen veggies
cook then mix and add soy sauce. ta da
man and kids love it!

Have meatless nights. Have a soup and sandwich night. Have a picnic night! So many ways to keep it simple and cheap and tastey!
Good luck!

Tam - posted on 05/20/2010

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Tam Special: one pound of ground beef cooked with an onion and drained added to a casserole dish with egg noodles( i did not precook the noodles), 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup and milk. salt and pepper. I stir it and add more liquid(milk if need be) bake at 350 until the noodles are done. I made this one night out of desperation and now the want it all the time..I knew it was a hit because it was all gone!! It is very economical. I put sliced mushrooms on top if i have them. if you like a crunch to it you can add crushed croutons or breadcrumbs on top. shepards pie is really good too and cheap..

Monique - posted on 05/19/2010

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Meatloaf is a good idea, its cheap and feeds my partner and i for 2 nights (that includes him taking some for lunch)

i do beef mince and sausage meat with 2 eggs 1/3 cup of sweet chilli sauce a tablespoon of tomato sauce and breadcrumbs just mix it all together and put it in a loaf tin, measurements are up to u really u can make as much or as little as u like. i usually just grab a small thing of mince and a pack of sausage meat and add as much or as little of what i as i go along. in the oven for 1 1/2 hours. on 180 degrees celcius

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It depends on what you like but I just started this meal that is kind of like fancy pigs in a blanket but it takes less time. You just take:
1 1/2 cup cooked rice
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 roll sage sausage
1 lb hamburger
2 cloves garlic
1/2 Green Pepper and Yellow pepper
and boiled square cuts of cabbage
Salt, Parsley, and Thyme to taste!

It looks disgusting but my 2 1/2 year old eats it up!

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