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05 September 2008

This is hardcore: Living on 1 a day. [More:]I've gotten our food budget down to $300/month, and I'm always looking for ways to save. This lady has us all beat.
If it stops raining this weekend I plan to go into the forest to pick some blackberries.
posted by essexjan 05 September | 11:55
Too much Commercial Agriculture around here. If I went out to pick my own avocados, I'd be arrested for trespassing. Still, my rule of thumb is if I can't save 35% off a supermarket's "already super-low" prices, I'm not going shopping. (And it's gotten harder, now that most of the Sunday Newspaper coupons are for women's cosmetics and pet food) I've actually spent more than usual over the last couple weeks, but I am so stocked up on everything I just might go the next month on $2US a day (if I don't get lazy and visit any drive-thru junk-fooderies - which I will).
posted by wendell 05 September | 13:12
Ugh. We spend way too much on food. It's our main luxury, because we cook at home a lot. We never eat fast food, or processed crap (this may change in the next few weeks!). I justify our grocery bill for that exact reason.
posted by gaspode 05 September | 13:16
Food's something I don't usually cheap out on. It's your health! Your body! Feed it well!

When I'm broke I try not to eat out, but that backfires a lot because cooking for just myself adds up to about as much, and often more.
posted by small_ruminant 05 September | 17:14
if I can't save 35% off a supermarket's "already super-low" prices, I'm not going shopping. (And it's gotten harder, now that most of the Sunday Newspaper coupons are for women's cosmetics and pet food

I actually stopped clipping coupons about a year ago. I spend more, but I eat better. I was getting a lot of crappy food-in-a-box stuff. Processed salt and fat, basically. And stuff I wouldn't have bought otherwise. "ooh, $2 two boxes of cereal, and they're on sale!" might as well have set $5 on fire for as much as we eat cereal. Both ended up stale and tossed.
posted by kellydamnit 05 September | 22:38
While I was moving, it was fast food & lean cuisine. Making soup today so I can eat it all week, since work is very busy. Either corn chowder or sausage, cabbage & potato.
posted by theora55 06 September | 09:11
This Daily Show excerpt exposing pundit hipocracy on Palin is spot on. || CONFESS!

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