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Fun for the frugal-minded – freezing cabbage and making powdered milk butter

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Fun for the frugal-minded – freezing cabbage and making powdered milk butter

rworange | May 20, 2008 07:41 PM

The Los Angeles Times had an article about how websites offering money-saving tips are enjoying popularity in the current economic climate.

Web feast of frugal meals
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi...

Thiftyfun tells you how to freeze cabbage and has other tips for cooking and dining out on a dime. I picked up what seems like a great source for saving bucks on dining out … Restaurants.com ... where you can buy discount restaurant gift certificates ($25 certificate for $10 … $100 for $40).
http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf59856241....

Another dining out tip was how to make the McDonalds Asian chicken salad on the cheap - $2 … from the dollar menu order side salad with ginger dressing packet and the 5 piece Mcnuggets. Top greens with quartered nuggets, drizzle with dressing … voila.

Helpful Housewife takes a lot to read and there’s a whole religious thing going on. However, with patience you can glean how to make your own pancake syrup “sugar, water, a couple tbsp of brown sugar, some maple extract and a bit of butter extract as well”
http://hopefulhousewife.com/

Homestead kitchen has some money-saving tips and recipes …
http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/rec...

I learned about Hillbilly Housewife when spending a month last summer last year eating on a $3 a day budget.
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/429348

Hillbilly Housewife is the usual budget stretching recipes (chili, mac and cheese, etc) plus other food tips.

There’s a whole primer about using powdered milk and making it taste better (add a little vanilla). I learned stuff about powdered milk I never knew … there are two types … Instant Non-Fat Dry Milk Powder and Regular Non-Fat Dry Milk Powder ("Non-Instant"). The latter can be found according to the site at ethnic markets.
http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/pow...

And other good blogs or websites with money-saving food tips?

The trouble with money-saving food tips, is that they seem to involve to eating pasta, potatoes, and other such things. I believe you can also save bucks while eating the best … so here’s a thread about that.

Elegantly eating economically - at home or at a restaurant
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/521193

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