grocery game monthly challenge

How To Create A Master Food List To Slash Expenses : The Grocery Game Challenge 2018 #2 Jan 8-14

YOUR GROCERY SHOPPING EXPENSES AREN’T GOING TO BALANCE WITHOUT A MASTER BEHIND THE PLAN   Easing into the grocery budget process by testing the waters for a few months with a Master Food List might just be YOUR ticket to food shopping success. If you’re anything like me when I was single I would tend to create the same recipes over and over only because it was easy, saved time and kept me from lingering around the grocery store. Once I got married we decided to become a lingering grocery shopping couple who had a frugal mindset yet we were and still are working on cutting back on roaming. This got me thinking the other day how easy it is to overspend when grocery shopping even if you have a meal plan and a shopping list. Besides having a focused mindset when in the grocery store it’s important that you stick to a food list that offers your meal plan all the staples. In the UK my list would have been small, certain vegetables, milk, eggs, cheese, pasta sauce, tortellini, sardines, bread, butter. I was and still am a simple guy but once I got married, EVERYTHING CHANGED! Our diet […]

grocery game monthly challenge

A List Of Foods We Freeze To Save Time and Money: The Grocery Game Challenge 2015 #4 Jan 26-Feb 1

  FREEZE IT AND FIND OUT!   I thought it would be a great idea to come up with a list of foods you can freeze for later or foods you can freeze and re-heat when you have unexpected guests or are in need of a fast family meal. My wife and I were making our homemade macaroni and cheese bake tonight when we pulled out a pesto basil cube from the freezer to add into the cheese sauce. It was at that point I knew I had to take a look at our freezer inventory list to find out what foods we have in our freezer that some people wouldn’t typically think to freeze. You certainly can save money if you freeze food but one important tip I was told to keep the savings flowing is to make sure you keep the freezer full. The reason is that once the freezer is full it requires less energy to run which makes sense. Back about two years ago we borrowed a kill-a-watt electricity usage meter from the local library when the smart meter was installed on our home and we discovered our 1970’s freezer was costing us approximately $11 a […]

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