Menu Plan

Tightwad Tuesday: Use Up Those Thanksgiving Leftovers!

Turkey soup is a great way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers! I don’t know about you, but I always have a ton of turkey left over from Thanksgiving dinner. I plan it that way. After cooking […]

A Month of Menus and Frugal Recipes

You asked, and here it is. The list of recipes I’m using for the month. Since up until now I haven’t cooked a lot with dried beans, I’m trying a lot of recipes I’ve found online. […]

Plan Your Grocery Shopping for a Month to Save Money

This month I went into ultra-frugal mode. After blowing my eating out budget again, and again, and again, I decided I’ve had enough. It’s time to buckle down, plan a little better, and actually stay within […]

3 Quick and Frugal Alternatives to Fast Food Dinner

If you’re like me, you know what sort of day I’m talking about. The one that seems will never end, yet six o’clock rolls around too quickly; you’re left cranky from hunger and wondering what to […]

A Full Month Worth of Frugal Menu Planning

As I posted last week, I’m taking a different strategy to reducing my grocery bill this month. I made out a menu plan for the entire month, and I will be doing the bulk of my […]

We Did It — A Month Without Eating Out!!!!

I feel like I should break into the dance from Dora the Explorer…”We did it! We did it! We did it…yeah!” That’s right. One month. No eating out. At all. It wasn’t nearly as hard as […]

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