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I know I don't get a lot of participation in this weekly feature, and I've considered stopping it, but you know, I'm just going to keep it up because for me it's a way to record some great tips and always have a place to go back and check.
So if you want to join in, that would be great, if not, that's fine too :)
Here are some tips for saving money on groceries:
- Plan meals from what you already have at home. Find out what you already have at home in the pantry, freezer, and the fridge before you go shopping.
- Check your calendar to see when you may need to have easy/fast meals during the week. I have a few crockpot recipes that are very easy–and so nice to come home to–my favorite is beef roast, potatoes and carrots.
- Keep your favorite recipes handy. Make copies of favorite recipes from cookbooks and keep them in a binder (even better if you use sheet protectors to keep the pages clean).
- Make a shopping list and only buy what’s on the list. Actually, I do include a few dollars for extra special buys I may find along the way. Last week I found a bargain and couldn’t pass it up–olive oil! The store was re-doing their olive oil shelves and olive oil/extra virgin olive oil was a BARGAIN at .92 to 1.49 for several medium-size name brand bottles.
- Make some meals for the freezer. Even pre-cooking a few pounds of ground beef for easy tacos or spaghetti can save you from getting fast food for dinner.