24 January 2009

Frugal Luxuries #4

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Did you get a green plant in your life last week?

This week, focus on the luxury of planning. Join Gayle at Grocery Cart Challenge and learn how she feeds her family of 6 on $60 a week. How is that a luxury for you? Let me tell you!

Imagine planning ahead each day what you will have for dinner. Imagine shopping once at Walmart and not having to face those crowds on a daily basis. Imagine coming in from work, with the crockpot of whole roasted chicken stuffed with herbs, baked potatoes in the microwave ready to cook, steamed broccoli cut and ready to cook with fresh orange slices (remember, they are in season now!) to nibble on at the end. All because you prepared a bit ahead, you can take off your shoes, watch a little Oprah and still feed your family a high quality meal!

Even if you do not want to plan an entire week of menus, plan one night where you can come home to the dinner already cooking away for you. It is better than eating out, and if you use a crock pot liner, the clean up is a breeze!

9 comments :

  1. Okay, I'd like to find this out so I'm off...

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  2. I'm a little sad today - just washed the ceramic part of my crock pot and realized it has a crack !!!! I can't exist without one, so off I go to Target.

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  3. Terri, sounds just wonderful. I love the crockpot...what a blessing it is!

    Barb

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  4. Oh goodness..I love being frugal :) thank you for sharing i will have to read more :)

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  5. Being frugal is definitely in right now. I know my H overspends at the grocery store!
    Love my crockpot, now I'll have to try those liners.
    DebraK

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  6. I always plan a full week's menu and shop once on Saturday. It's the best way to save money and my sanity.

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  7. I checked out this site & I just can't believe they can do it...Although this isn't something that I could do on my end, I like meat too much & dark meat chicken just isn't my thing...However, it's really neat to see this done in real life.

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  8. Oh & another thing, maybe the government should appoint her, she can make menus for people on food stamps because they get a monthly budget of nearly $500 or more & say it is not enough for less people. Someone really should be looking at her plans!

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  9. I'm going to put Sydney right on this!!;)

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