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Economizing on food costs


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Economizing on food costs

sueatmo | Oct 1, 2009 04:27 PM

I'm curious what other 'hounds are doing to economize on food costs. Even though times are tough for so many, it seems to me that food costs have not decreased in general, altlhough food package sizes seem to be decreasing. I have always wanted to decrease our meat consumption for health reasons, and we are now consuming much less meat. The impetus to do so was feeling that we need to save money. And even though I love wild caught fish, we seldom eat it. We rely on frozen tilapia filets (which I have grown to detest) and canned. Sometimes I buy a frozen wild caught filet.

I do dig out coupons several weeks a year. It seems to me that coupons are not helpful for the kind of cooking I do, but if I save them up, I can use some all at once several times a year.

I am needing some spices, which I normally buy from our local Penzeys, but I know that I can get a lot of what I need at a local ethnic grocer much cheaper. I may do the latter.

What are ways you are economizing these days?

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