Are you cooking this weekend or maybe going to a potluck? If you’re still wondering what to take along, here are some ideas to get you started.
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Toni @ The Happy Housewife is graciously allowing me to guest post as part of her 30 Days of Disney series. Disney is one of the things I love most in the world, because we have such happy memories with family from our trips together. If you’re interested in renting a house or condo in Disney (or anywhere else) you might want to check out my post over there. Be sure to pop around on The Happy Housewife site too. Toni covers all kinds of interesting topics.
This is a guest post by Phoebe at Cents to Get Debt Free. I’ve never done any canning and I asked Phoebe if she would give us an introduction to the topic. She has a fantastic blog, so don’t forget to pop over and visit her.
Photo credit Renoir Girl
Phoebe and her husband decided 5 years ago that it was time for her to stay at home and raise their children. Through a lot of sacrifices and a lot of learning, they are embracing the frugal life and realizing that the simple life, is the life. Phoebe blogs daily at Cents to Get Debt Free where she shares her family’s journey at cutting costs, living the simple life and getting freedom from lender.
Gardening season is in full force, and this year many stores have seen a 40-60% increase in seed sales. Being more self reliant is becoming the new normal. In addition to new gardens, many people will be canning and preserving their harvest for the first time this year.
Have you joined the challenge to eat from your freezer and pantry for a week? Those of us who have been doing this have not only saved money, but also stretched our creative cooking skills as we’ve swapped out ingredients for what we had on hand.
I’m wrapping up this money-saving series with a list of very low-cost meals. Most of these meals come in at under $1 per person. Some cost well under that.
I had to go to the grocery yesterday to get some dairy and produce. I’ve been doing this challenge to eat out of the pantry and freezer since Tuesday. I hope to carry it through next week.
The good news is that I saved about $100 over what my usual grocery cost is. I bought the normal amounts of dairy and produce that I usually buy each week, but nothing else. The shopping took a fraction of the time it usually takes – another plus!
How have you done with saving money during this challenge? Share in the comment section.
Do you have a super cheap meal that you like to make?
I’m working on a post that will list the cheapest meals on my site, as well as link to other blogs that have cheap meals. If you have a meal posted on your blog, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a link. If you don’t have the recipe posted on your blog, or don’t have a blog you can still send me the recipe. I love to hear from readers and highlight your ideas.