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04 September 2012 @ 12:46 am
last post on it, mostly food related  
Recipes that can be doubled and either used for two weekly meals – one fresh, one leftover – are perfect for reducing the monthly grocery budget. Consider cooking larger meals on the weekends when you have more time; then freeze leftovers and use them on nights when you would otherwise stop and grab something from takeout, which is always a budget buster, or for when you’re tired and don’t feel like cooking.Read more at location 792

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below. 1. Chicken noodle 2. Chicken and rice 3. Vegetable Beef 4. Vegetable and rice 5. Vegetable and noodles 6. Taco soup (taco seasoning mix, vegetables, tomatoes, crushed tortilla shells) 7. Potato 8. Tomato 9. French OnionRead more at location 801

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Purchase whole chickens when they sink to $.99 a pound and bake; eat for a main meal one night, and save the leftover stock in pan and leftover chicken meat to create a rich chicken noodle or chicken and rice soup on another. Cheaper cuts of red meat work well in soups or with a marinade, since marinated meat will be softer to chew. An easy marinade for tougher cuts of meat consists of equal parts oil and vinegar along with any spices you might like: fresh garlic, rosemary, thyme, or steak seasoning packets.  Put in a freezer bag in the morning and let marinade all day in the fridge. Sauté in a pan and use to create fajitas, steak and rice, beef stroganoff or stir fry meals.Read more at location 817

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If you want to see a reduction in your monthly grocery bill, go meatless once or twice a week. Meat prices add up quickly, even when purchased on sale.Read more at location 822

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purchasing in-season produce will cut your fresh fruit and veggies tab by quite a lot of money, so you’ll be able to fill up on healthy munchies without busting your grocery budget. Check out our list of in-season fresh fruits and vegetables at the end of this book. Use it to help create an inexpensive but healthy menu based on fresh foods throughout the year. Remember, too, that items like berries can go from the grocery store to the freezer without losing a lot of their flavor. Also, if you enjoy a certain vegetable, such as green beans, that is only in-season during a certain time of the year, consider purchasing a larger batch, cooking, freezing and then using in a few months when beans are no longer in-season and cost twiceRead more at location 838

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head to the location and make a note of the products they’re offering and the price of each. Then compare these to the prices found at your local grocery store.Read more at location 850

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Determine how you will coupon – clip ahead or clip when needed. Subscribe to a newspaper that offers weekly Sunday inserts. Peruse the sites listed in this book to understand how each can be a valuable savings tool. Take stock of what is available in your home now, and create a list of the items you need to stockpile to makeRead more at location 868

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from one sales cycle to the next. Choose a store that offers the best coupon policies so you will see the highest savings, and, once you’ve put it all together, watch your grocery bill shrinkRead more at location 870

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January Broccoli Cauliflower Grapefruit Oranges Papaya February Broccoli Cauliflower Lemons Tangelos Oranges Grapefruit March BroccoliRead more at location 879

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Lettuce Mangoes Pineapple April Asparagus Broccoli Artichoke Zucchini Lettuce Mangoes Pineapple May Asparagus Broccoli Lettuce Okra Zucchini Cherries Pineapple June Lettuce Corn Cherries Cantaloupe Peaches Strawberries WatermelonRead more at location 889

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July Cucumbers Green Beans Corn Summer squash Tomatoes Watermelon Apricots Plums Peaches Raspberries Strawberries Blueberries Cantaloupe August Green Beans Lettuce Summer squash Corn Eggplant Kiwi Peaches Plums Berries (Blue, Straw, Rasp) Tomatoes Watermelon CantaloupeRead more at location 906

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September Eggplant Lettuce Spinach Pumpkin Apples Grapes Pomegranate Tomatoes October Broccoli Pumpkin Spinach Sweet Potatoes Winter squash Cranberries Grapes Apples November Broccoli Spinach Winter Squash Cranberries Oranges Pears Pomegranate TangerinesRead more at location 924

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December Broccoli Cauliflower Mushrooms Sweet potatoes Cranberries Papayas Pears Tangelos Tangerines OrangesRead more at location 942

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