Saving for a Smart Car – Buckets of Food for Pennies

Saving for a Smart Car –

 Buckets of Food for Pennies

The Food Budget Owner's Manual

The average person, not just the average family, can save $200+ a month on their food bills alone.  If you started now, you could save enough money each month to purchase out-right,  a smarCar in 6 years.   

This is a shameless plug.  Why Shameless?  If you knew something that could save almost anyone 10’s to 100’s of dollars a month, 1000’s of dollars a year, would you want to tell someone?

I do.  And I do.

It may seem like common sense, and everyone knows these things, right?  Then why do you spend roughly 50% more on food every month than you should?

Oh!  OK.  I understand you’re not a coupon-clipper.  Neither am I.  But I still don’t spend more than I should on food each month.  And, I eat pr-e-t-t-y good.  There is no food inflation in my house.

If someone who is single and not responsible for buying their own food can save someone $65 a month just because they read this book then maybe someone who has a real monetary interest in having money to eat on can save a lot more.

Still don’t know what I’m talking about?  Take a gander to Buckets of Food For Pennies and while you’re there you might want to sign up for their newsletter.  If nothing else, it has a smashingly good cookie recipe that comes with the first-edition Welcome letter.   Who knows?  Maybe you’ll be riding around in a smartCar.  You know they don’t call them smartCars for nothing.

Patrick

SHARE Florida – Charity and Cheap Chow

Everyone can SHARE!

SHARE Food Network is an amazing and unique program that is open to everyone.  SHARE distributes high quality affordable and nutritious food as a way to build community and strengthen families.  Whether you would like to save money on groceries, volunteer in the community, or promote health and wellness, it’s worth getting involved with SHARE!

No matter your financial state or being, giving has always had it’s own rewards.  SHARE is just one of those organizations that provide a value to anyone who needs them.  This is one way to improve both your financial situation and your community’s outlook and outreach. 

The link to SHARE for my neck-of-the-wood is SHARE Florida.  You can find your own by googling “Share + “State”.

Below is an example of a frozen food box that they have availible right now. 

Example:

Meat Box 3: $10.50

 

  • 1.7 lbs. chicken drums

  • 1 lb. chicken breast fillets

  • 1 lb. tilapia fillets

  • 8 oz. sliced hard salami

  • 12 oz. turkey sausage links  

 

*4.95 lbs. of meat for $10.50 or $2.12/pound 

Patrick Lalande

 

“Wow! Great Casserole” Recipe: A health food for your pocketbook

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Just one more recipe post promised to a for a few close friends.  It was also written with the pure neophyte in mind.  It’s just not a recipe but also a ”cookipe”.  It will expand the diet of those who will make it.  Someday I’ll explain why I do this.   

The gist of this very forgiving recipe is, that it will feed an army, is reasonably inexpensive, easy to prepare (in the time it takes to boil noodles), and has never had a single complaint to anyone it was served. 

“Wow!  Great Casserole” Recipe

Ingredients: Continue reading

Oatmeal: A Secret Health Food – promised recipe post

I have been promising to post this recipe for a few close friends.  It was written with the pure neophyte in mind.  It’s just not a recipe but also a “cookipe”.  I wrote it after trying to duplicate some of the pre-packaged, flavored oatmeal packs’ tastes.  If you eat a lot of oatmeal this saves you about 2/3 the cost of the packets.  And of couse I always think my recipes are best.

Patrick’s “Secret” Microwave Oatmeal Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 2 cups water (more or less (MOL) for desired consistency)
  • ¼ cup (MOL to taste) packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (MOL to taste) (secret ingredient)
  • Optional Ingredients: Continue reading

Everyone has a Prediction

With the onset of the new year it seems that everyone has a prediction.  I put some thought into what I think might happen in 2008.  The longer I thought, the more my head hurt. For the betterment of all mankind I ignored the pain and continued. 

(Jump to 5 minutes later) 

Now blinded by the smoke rolling out of my ears and an uncharacteristic twitch in my right eye (No, the twitch in my left eye is characteristic.), I decided that predicting 2008 and the things that might happen, isn’t going to happen.  Now what? Continue reading