Thursday, November 12, 2009
Reducing Our Grocery List
One of the ways I make our grocery money stretch is by cooking from scratch. However, I was still buying convenience foods like egg noodles, manwich, pancake syrup, and chocolate syrup. I just assumed that making those items were too hard and that it was easier to just open a package or bottle. I finally ran out of my stock pile of almost free Manwich and pancake syrup and decided that I wasn't going to buy them from the store anymore. I searched the web and found some great recipes that my family loves even more than the store bought.
I love knowing that my grocery list is shrinking every time I make more foods from scratch. I can't wait until I reach the stage of only needing rice, flour, Sucanat, cocoa, yeast, spices, and just a few other items from the store. Cooking from scratch saves us money and our health!