Fun for the frugal-minded – freezing cabbage and making powdered milk butter
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
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).
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”
Homestead kitchen has some money-saving tips and recipes …
I learned about Hillbilly Housewife when spending a month last summer last year eating on a $3 a day budget.
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.
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