Shopping your pantry can be both fun and economical. We are currently trying to stay out of all public spaces, the grocery store included. So, my pantry has become ground zero for planning a variety of meals, without leaving the house. Here’s a look at my tried and true method for meal-planning using primarily items … Read moreQuick and Easy 30-Minute Pantry Meal Planning
A recent tip on Facebook from a fellow bargain-hunter sent me to Kroger to check out a huge rack of clearance priced hummus. Now, this was no ordinary, run-of-the-mill markdown. This was the mother load of can’t-walk-away-without-buying-it sale prices! (Note: Under the Median posts contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of … Read more9 Quick and Easy Ways to Use Hummus
I think I’m somehow hardwired to morph into full-on nesting mode during the cold, winter months. I think it’s the amount of time I spend indoors, due to the frigid temperatures outdoors. This week marked the apex of my seasonal quandary. I had overspent my grocery budget in the first week of the year, meaning … Read moreStep-by-Step Freezer Organization and Inventory
One of the most efficient ways to save money on your grocery bills is to prepare food from scratch at home. Thankfully, it also tends to be better for your health and waistline than eating at restaurants. These facts are also what spawned my idea for “$50 menu” posts, where I show you how I … Read more$50 Weekly Family Healthy Food Plan
I read somewhere many years ago that disorder costs you money. At the time, I thought, “No, it doesn’t cost me anything.” However, since that time, I have found this statement to be true time and time again. Your pantry is the perfect example of the principle. How many times do you head to the … Read more3 Hacks for Organizing Your Pantry
I’m a stickler for not wasting food. Our family goal is to waste no more than 3% of all the food that comes into our home. So, I make an effort to research how to use every bit of edible material. It turns out that making homemade vegetable stock is not only easy, nutritious, and … Read moreCheap and Easy Vegetable Broth from Scraps
I’ve been married and budgeting on a small income for 31 years. One of the most important things I’ve learned is that in order to successfully reduce my grocery bills, I must use what I have on hand. If you want to see your grocery bills plummet take stock of items you already have on … Read moreStop Wasting Food and Watch Your Grocery Budget PLUMMET!