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frugal hints/tips/recipes for tough times

purple goddess | Mar 30, 2009 10:02 PM

With hubs now off work for nearly 4 months, 5 kids and 2 mortgages to support, I am really feeling this "downturn", or whatever current weasel word "they" are using to describe the current economic situation.

And I am really trying to save in the food department. I have some tried and true old faves from my 10 years as a single mum, but some of my old staples, like shanks (which I used to buy in the dog food section at 50c each) have now trendied themselves off my frugal foods list.

I used this recipe for a salad over the weekend, http://www.changs.com/recipes/view-re... where I subbed pine nuts for cashews, because I had them (and all other ingredients) on hand.

After the BBQ, I realised I had some undressed salad left over, so I stir fired it off, added some chicken thighs, the dressing and some peanut butter, topped it with some leftover noddles and called it "satay" chicken and veggies.

An excellent outcome for salad that would otherwise have been throw away.

What are your frugal tips and hints for surviving the recession that out (Australian) government says we aren't having?

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