Menu Plan

3 Ways to Lower Your Food Budget without Using Coupons

Many of us are interested in saving money on groceries. This is especially important as food prices inflation becomes increasingly problematic. Drought has struck across the country, causing problems with harvest yields, and resulting in higher […]

How Meal Planning Can Save You Money

How Meal Planning Can Save You Money

A few years ago, this was an almost daily conversation in my home: My husband (sometime around 5 pm): “What should we have for dinner?” Me: “I don’t know. I haven’t really thought about it.” My […]

5 Reasons Why I Love My Slow Cooker

5 Reasons Why I Love My Slow Cooker

One of the best ways to save money on food is to plan your meals. A meal plan can help you avoid the last-minute rush to get takeout, resulting in meals that are fairly inexpensive, and […]

Stocking Up the Freezer For Virtually Nothing

In your day-to-day cooking, you are likely throwing away valuable flavor and nutrients every day without even realizing it. You cut an apple, peel an onion, and cut the hard skin off of a squash before […]

Don’t Let the Kids Starve: Food Programs to Help Families

I’ve been consciously avoiding the news all summer, as I was on news overload at the beginning of June. But this week I read my local online newspaper for the first time in weeks, and I […]

Yummy Memorial Day Barbecue Menu Ideas

Yummy Memorial Day Barbecue Menu Ideas

Memorial Day is next Monday, and we’re making plans for a barbecue! My menu isn’t set in stone yet, but my husband wants to barbecue ribs. With that in mind, here’s my preliminary menu. Main Course: […]

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Make Your Turkey Stretch

Can you believe Thanksgiving is two days away? Neither can I! This year has just flown by. My mom always used to tell me that time seems to move faster as you get older. I guess […]

Once-a-Month Cooking Family Favorites

My longtime readers know that the biggest problem I have in keeping a budget is in the area of cooking (or lack of) and eating out. Between homeschooling, blogging, and trying to keep up with cleaning […]

Memorial Day BBQ Menu on a Budget

Memorial Day is Monday, and for me, that means BB!! The weather is nice, and it’s great to spend time outside, enjoying the company of family and friends…or even just spending the afternoon together with your […]

Menu Planning and the Pantry Principle

Stocking your pantry at rock bottom prices is a great way to save on your grocery bill. Today, I want to talk about saving money on groceries using the pantry principle. While the idea is not […]

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