Tag: Money Saving Tips

Healthy Meal Prep Tip! Don’t buy the wrong dressing…Make It!

Healthy Meal Prep Tip! Don’t buy the wrong dressing…Make It!

One of the biggest mistakes people make is trying to make a fabulous salad and then COVERING it in the wrong dressing or too much dressing. Remember that Saturday ABC morning 1970’s cartoon…

Save Those Kitchen Scraps for Compost

Save Those Kitchen Scraps for Compost

This year, as our family decides to live more frugal, we decided on kicking it up a notch in our composting. We’re looking forward to a bigger and better family garden this year and that’s going to…

Frugal Grocery Budget Savings: Powdered Milk

Frugal Grocery Budget Savings: Powdered Milk

So far my grocery budget has worked well. I haven’t had to run to the grocery store for anything yet but I noticed we were running low on milk. When we had our second fridge/freezer in the garage, I was able to purchase milk and store half gallons in the freezer. Since that fridge/freezer broke down and it wasn’t worth the money to fix, I’ve been just using the one in the house. So when it comes to buying milk, I’m down to just buying two gallons.

So with just a little bit of milk left in the fridge, I decided to give powdered milk another try. I tried it before with just straight powdered milk and couldn’t fool my kids and had to use it just for cooking with because they wouldn’t drink it. This time, I’m trying a mixture of 1/2 powdered milk and 1/2 real milk to see if they notice. So what do you think the odds are of them noticing the 50/50 mixture?

Powdered Milk

 Clearly, I won’t tell my kids about this little experiment. So after I mixed the 2% milk with the powdered milk, I used a permanent marker and put a black dot on the milk jug and placed it into the fridge to get cold.

I’ll let you know later in the week how my experiment goes. Hopefully, they won’t notice the difference and this will be an ongoing way to frugally save on our grocery budget.

Does your family drink powdered milk? Do they like it or not like it?

Daily Pantry Challenge Log 2012 #mealplanning #dinner #pantry

Daily Pantry Challenge Log 2012 #mealplanning #dinner #pantry

My pantry challenge has officially started. My pantry and freezer are stocked most likely for more than two weeks and I was able to earn $0.25 fuel rewards on Shell gas just from shopping at Save…

Join Me for a Pantry Challenge~Let’s Save Some Money! #mealplanning #grocery

Join Me for a Pantry Challenge~Let’s Save Some Money! #mealplanning #grocery

Our time is just ticking away. Here we are at almost the end of July and school starts back up in another few weeks. And before I know it, our family’s New Years vacation to Disneyland will be…