I’m not entirely sure what is so frugal about the Frugal Foodie cookbook, but I don’t care because to make three different recipes in the book, I did not need a single ingredient. http://www.bargainbabe.com
Looking for an extravagant meal without knockout prices? Have a sushi party. I co-hosted one this weekend with a friend and together we spent $200 on miso soup, salad, sushi, sake, beer, and dessert for 12 people. A similar meal would have easily cost $50 a head at a restaurant, meaning as a group we saved $400.
One of life’s annoyances is that freezers are always three-quarters full when really, they are empty. Know what I am talking about? Last night I opened my freezer door, looked for room to stuff my groceries, and saw pizza sauce, mashed potatoes, cubes of chicken broth…I think. I can’t really tell! http://www.bargainbabe.com
When meal preparation businesses opened, I jumped on the bandwagon. I enjoyed the convenience and variety, as well as being able to bring my family members to help me. I’d pay $225 for 10 to 12 meals; each served 4 to 6 people. I would use 3 meals every week; leftovers, sandwiches and other items made up the rest of my menus. http://www.bargainbabe.com
A few weeks ago my friend started a recession garden to calm her fears about the recession. If she got laid off and couldn’t find a job, at least she had food. Now “sprouties” are appearing in her tiny patch of dirt and she is ecstatic. If you are interested in gardening and/or coping with economic stress, I highly recommend reading her story, which you can find a link to at http://www.bargainbabe.com