Food

13 Simple Tips To Make Tent Camping Easier And More Fun

by The Happy Rock on August 18, 2009

Last weekend we got back from a 4 day 3 night tent camping trip where it rained for hours on two of the four days.  Actually the trip was supposed to be 5 days 4 nights, but we decided to forgo the first day due to heavy rain and tornadoes that hit Northeast Pennsylvania.  Despite the weather the trip was a blast and we wished it was longer! I have talked about how inexpensive it is to go tent camping before and this time was no different.  My estimate of about $60-$70 a day for our family of 4 was […]

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I finally used coupons – But did I save?

by Debt Destroyer on July 30, 2009

I’ve never really been a coupon guy.  I don’t know if this is because it seems like I never find coupons for the stuff I actually buy, or if I just don’t want to take the time to cut them out and organize them. Besides, I buy store brands to save money on my groceries so I never felt to the need to go through all the hassle that coupons entail. But when I saw this video on consumerist.com, I thought maybe I should give it a try. My two worlds (store brands & coupons) collided earlier this month when […]

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Cheap Eats – Meal Ideas Under $10

by Debt Destroyer on July 2, 2009

A while ago I wrote about how I blew my grocery budget on a $11 hunk of cheese, I ended that post by asking for some budget friendly recipes.  Only Kristy from Master Your Card took me up, and I’m ever glad she did. Her chicken dish was fantastic! Here it is again for those of you who missed out the first time: 4 boneless chicken breasts 1 can cream of chicken (reg size is fine) 1 tablespoon of Season-All Spaghetti noodles butter garlic salt First, you boil the chicken with salt and pepper until they’re just about done. This […]

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This is the 3rd chapter is a series of posts showing how the little things can add up. Here is part one & part two. You might have missed it, but I dropped some subtle hints in my recent snowblower post that I can from time to time, be a pretty big baby. Well one night after a frigid shoveling adventure, my wife took pity on me (FINALLY!). I told her that I’d like nothing more than to have that night’s hot chocolate to be accompanied with some nachos.  But you need chips for nachos and we had none.  Luckily […]

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Now that I’m trying to limit my family’s Grocery spending to $450 a month, I’m looking for ways to get the most for my money.  I’ve already mentioned a few ways I’m doing this in a couple of previous posts (here & here). But earlier today I realized that I had another tool at my disposal that I probably haven’t been using effectively enough. Our Deep Freeze! At lunch time today my daughter informed us that she wanted burritos.  My wife looked in the fridge and said we were out.  But that triggered my memory of buying  a bunch of […]

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Eating on $1 a day

by Debt Destroyer on December 15, 2008

I’m sure by now a lot of you have heard about the couple who for a month ate on only $1 a day.  If you haven’t, check out their blog. I guess they have some new projects in the works for 2009 and a book will follow. Talk about a strict budget. I say good for them. As you long time readers know, I too am trying to shrink down my family’s food budget.  Nothing as extreme as $1/day, but when you break down the numbers, we’re not too far off.  Our current budget is $4.25/day.  [$425 grocery + $75 dinning […]

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The Ingredient Experiment – Save Money And Eat Better

by The Happy Rock on September 1, 2008

On the heels of Debt Defier’s commitment to attempt a cash only month I have a food related experiment that I am doing for September.   Hopefully, the Debt Defier has better luck with cash only spending than I did. I will be attempting to buy only ingredients for the whole month of September.   I know that might sound a little vague, but here is the idea…buy only items that are naturally occurring and can be used to make meals.   The goal is to cut out things like crackers, chips, expensive veggie burgers, and ice cream to increase my intake of […]

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Gasonline is Cheap – Graphical Cost Of Liquids

by The Happy Rock on June 28, 2008

The source was Amazon for the most part so the prices could be location independent.  Some of the prices are for bulk and may be more expensive at your local grocery store. Discuss! Source : Oley Eye Cream Loctite Super Glue HP Black Printer Ink Lovely(Sarah Jessica Parker) Perfume Bertoli Olive Oil Red Bull Tide Detergent Water, Milk, and Gasoline are local South New Jersey prices.

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For those of us lucky enough to have multiple grocery stores around, we usually end up with a favorite store. The frustrating part is that your favorite store doesn’t carry the exact item that you can get at other stores. I used to make quick trips to the other store for the one or two essentials that we couldn’t get at our main grocery store. I constantly wished that my main grocery store would realize how popular the item would be if they just carried. The thing is, stores would love more product feedback to help their buying decisions along, […]

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For those that like their coffee and caffeine, check out the advertisment on Dunkin Donuts. Free Iced Coffee on May 15th from 10am – 10pm.

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