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8/24/13 10:37 P

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Garden is yielding tomatoes...yum! Salads, here I come!

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5/29/13 8:21 P

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I tried a high protein recipe (pepper crusted salmon) from the back of a can of bush's beans. I already had the ingredients to make it on hand. Adding up all of the ingredients is was roughly 10.00 divided by 3 people = $2.50 per person.

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5/7/13 12:59 P

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5/6/13 9:52 P

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Mmm...I love sweet potatoes, never thought about having them for breakfast...but they'd be great...wonderful ideas!

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5/4/13 6:33 P

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The Rite-Aid had cans of sweet potatoes on the clearance rack for .32 cents. I bought them up and have been having it for breakfast mostly.

Drain most of the juice(cuts the sugar)
add a tbs. of butter and a little cinnamon
microwave for about 3 minutes

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3/12/13 6:05 P

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12/8/12 7:43 A

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Wow!

I never knew anyone who got food from freecycle - never mind organic food!

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12/6/12 10:45 A

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I am a member of freecycle.org.
I was able to pick up 15 pounds of organic produce that was offered.
It only cost the gas for the car to pick them up.
I made 8 vegetarian stuffed peppers, a huge cucumber & mini pepper salad, roasted asparagus and eggplant.
Still have asparagus, pears and 3 pounds of little potatoes.
Am thinking about making a low calorie potato and spinach soup for next week.

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12/6/12 4:19 A

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I got 3lb ground turkey for $4.75 a couple of weeks ago, and pulled it out of the freezer, and cooked it all up today, I had 2C of bean/lentil soup mix left over. I made the soup, put in a can of tomatoes and the turkey meat, shazam soup! Unfortunately the hubby got hold of the rest of the turkey...so much for saving it for later.

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9/30/12 12:07 P

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Canned salmon on sale for $2.99 (with price cutter card), frozen veggies on sale for .99 a bag and red skinned potatoes $1.99 for 5 pounds (used less than 1/2 the bag). So for $5.96 I made salmon cakes, roasted potatoes,and 2 veggies--for 2 full meals for 2 people. (and there are still plenty of potatoes left for other meals).


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9/30/12 9:46 A

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had to spend to buy steaks (tho I did get the ones on sale) to treat my workers but everythng else on the menu was out of the fridge and cupboard so a celebratory meal ended up costing less than I'd feared

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9/27/12 2:30 P

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Got a 7 lb. oven stuffer chicken for a little over $7 but it will yield (with both measuring and creative cooking) at least 8 meals (possibly more) for the 2 of us!
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9/27/12 1:59 P

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Boneless chicken breasts are on sale for $1.49 a pound.
Zucchini is on sale for 79 cents a pound.
Green peppers are on sale for 88 cents a pound.

Adding a can of stewed tomatoes I purchased last week for 89 cents a can.
This is what's for dinner tonight.

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9/27/12 10:53 A

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67 cents for canned chickpeas at Superstore and they make a healthy addition to almost any salad or ground meat recipe

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8/25/12 11:42 P

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unfortunately, our milk is much more expensive and does not go on sale but it sounds like you stretched your $$$!

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8/25/12 10:26 P

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Love this challenge!
Last week a gallon of milk was on sale for $2.50.
I made home made cottage cheese, pot cheese and drank the whey.
If you have never tasted whey you don't know what you're missing.

I will be doing this from now on whenever milk is on sale.
I'm hooked.

I am new to this team and think it is a real winner.

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8/17/12 1:30 A

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vegetarian dd is home and preparing most of our food: a can of beans, a can of corn, some oil, lime juice, spices, chives from the yard and we have a hearty salad of about 6 servings for about $2.

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8/16/12 1:45 A

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got cream on sale and half price strawbs so we made heavenly ice cream--a huge batch for less than the price of one ice cream cone at a store!

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7/13/12 9:01 P

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Woot! Am I a happy camper...this week Co-op has extra lean ground chicken on sale so I bought 8 pounds, tomorrow I'm going to make a huge slow cooker full of chili and freeze most of it for those super hot day when I don't want to turn on the stove. Also going to make about 4 lbs of meatballs and freeze in batches to use for pasta, meatball sandwiches etc. So happy to get ground chicken at the same price as hamburger. That should leave me with a couple lbs in the freezer to use later....hmmm as I type this I think tomorrow I'll go buy a few more lbs, the price really is awesome.
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7/3/12 5:07 A

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I was thinking maybe we should start a garden food challenge...
... maybe tomatoes one week, corn another...

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I like to see what I can eat that is literally free!
Right now I am eating rhubarb from my side yard plant. We've made rhubarb squares so of course had the costs of butter, sugar, flour, etc but the "flavor" is from the freebie.
I make stewed rhubarb (sometimes without any sugar so it is totally free) but usually I do use some sugar.

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6/18/12 8:07 A

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Not only good bang for the buck, but good time management as well - cooking 2 chickens and getting the base for 4 meals! emoticon

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This looks like a great challenge that has been neglected of late, so I thought I'd see if we could get it going again.

This past week I was able to get whole chicken on sale, so I bought six. Froze 4 of them for future use. I roasted 2 with garlic, onion and lemon and rosemary (I grow it so it's free) stuffed into the cavity, a little salt and pepper sprinkled on the outside. Roasted them at 450F for 10 minutes then turned oven to 350F for about an hour, until juices ran clear. When I turned the oven down to 350 I added some chopped potato, fennel, leeks and carrots tossed with fresh herbs (any vegetables and herbs, dry or fresh will work) all around the chickens, enough for that nights dinner.

Once done, we ate the breast and one drumstick and thigh of one chicken along with the roasted veggies. Once the chickens were completely cool I removed all the meat from both chickens, tossed the 2 carcasses into a stock pot with some frozen vegetable bits that I freeze from leftovers and from ends I cut off vegetables etc. Dropped in some peppercorns, bayleaf, a little salt, a few garlic cloves and let that cook into a nice broth for about 3 hours. Once cooked to my satisfaction I removed all the stuff from the broth straining through a fine mesh strainer to be sure I get all the bits. Then I put it in the fridge over night and skimmed all the solidified fat off the top.

Now at this point you could freeze the broth for future use, I froze half of it as I got a fair bit, then I made a nice chicken soup, using the rest of the meat from the one chicken we had the night before, added some vegetables and lentils. Seasoned to our liking and just like that we had another dinner (plus enough for lunch later in the week) all from one chicken. So that is 2 dinners and 1 lunch from one 3.5 lb chicken for 3 adults.

For the meat from the second chicken, I made a chicken, mushroom and broccoli (mushrooms and broccoli both on sale this week also) casserole that I took to my brother's for a potluck brunch on Saturday. I made a low fat cream sauce using skim milk and nonfat evaporated milk that pulled the casserole together, it made enough to fill two 9X13 casseroles and helped feed 25 people at the brunch.

Pretty good bang for my buck I think.

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He claims he isn't picky but my DIL prayers I live a long time so she won't have to cook for him. lol He won't eat all day when he works but wants 3 meals on his days off. Eats almost nothing when we go to my parents' home because Mom cooks with onions, garlic, peppers, etc. Also won't eat leftovers, except mac & cheese.
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2/10/12 5:37 P

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And, I thought my husband was a picky eater,LOL !

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2/9/12 8:50 P

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I found a recipe for Italian kabobs that I'll try with part of the beef. I'll let you know if he would eat them. Carol

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thanks for the suggestion, that appeals to me but DH won't touch sherpard's pie. He wants beef & noodles, I suggested a stir fry with me eating the veggies but he nixed that. I eat mostly vegetarian with fish & rarely chicken. If I make a meat dish that he won't eat I feel obligated to eat it so it won't go to waste. Most meats cause me problems with my stomach.

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2/6/12 11:46 A

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How about also cooking the other half of the pot roast, shred up the meat, and use it in a shepard's pie recipe?

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I bought a boneless rump roast reg $4.79 lb for $2.49 lb. Cut the
almost 3lb roast in half & will make pot roast for supper tonight. Suggestions on the other half? DH is very picky about what he will eat. mostly meat & potatoes with some corn, green beans or lima beans once in a while. Normally won't eat carrots but will if I make a pot roast.
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I'll join this challenge.

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1/29/12 2:01 P

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Like this challenge!
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1/29/12 8:18 A

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love it diane count me in.now to look through the weekend shops sale brouchers.

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1/29/12 7:32 A

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- Take an item on sale in your area, post what it is and how much it costs.
- Post a recipe what you will cook with it.
- Cook it and tell us how you liked it.

This does not need to be in 3 different posts. You can do it in 1, 2, or 3 posts. If you like you can even buy the item, and then ask us for ideas on how to cook it.

Or even spot the sale, and ask us how to cook it before you buy it!

The challenge is to find new ways to cook on budget!

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