Originally Posted by sophmama
Aww thanks! Maybe we should start a list of super frugal but still pretty healthy recipes? I've had to learn a lot. Less than a year ago I spent $100 a week on groceries so I've had to cut it in half.
We hardly buy fresh veggies/fruit - unless they are less than $1/pound - otherwise, it's just too expensive. I buy mostly frozen.
has $300/month to buy 'everything' in household - including my ob/gyn doc appts, meds, cat food, toilet paper, you get the idea. . . . .AND we're trying to save $150/month of that to help with doula expense and a little of the delivery expense. .. . .sigh. . . .we're failing miserably. .. .. we DID cancel our 'cash value' life insurance policies and replaced them with very cheap term insurance, so we got a little money that way (to help with plumbing repairs - our bathroom is not usable - we have a very old house in bad shape we're working on, one small step at at time).
getting rid of the 4 cats is not an option. I already tried that one with dh.
Originally Posted by happyfrog
I'd love it if you did!
BTW- welcome to MDC! I'm from Central Ohio originally too! (now in northern VA)
This week we will eat the following dinners:
Indian cauliflower and potato curry
Pasta with caramelized green tomatoes, corn and feta
Grilled vegetable sandwiches with goat cheese
Green lentil stew and bread
Caesar salad with red peppers, breaded tofu and croutons
"Fend for yourself" night (this is the night DH works on his thesis)
Homemade pizza with roasted eggplant
DD will not eat much of the above; she eats a lot of scrambled eggs, broccoli, wheat toast, fruit, cheese, whole wheat pasta, and bean and cheese quesadillas. She also drinks quite a bit of milk.
I always plan a menu and we hardly buy any snack foods. We do have a garden, which helps. And we live in a cheap part of the country. We buy the most inexpensive natural soap we can find and use cheap drugstore shampoo. We use generic laundry detergent, too. We clean with baking soda and vinegar and that natural citrus spray. I use cloth pads and the Keeper.
grateful mother to DD, 1/04, and DS, 2/08
The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it. We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.
We have had to let go of the organics. We mostly only buy carrots, potatoes and apples organic. I'm afaraid even though the rest of fruit and veg may be pesticide coated we have to buy it. I figured fruit and veg is better than none.
It has been hard and especailly when you read all the organic propoganda (yes I know it's true but poor Mom's can feel real bad when reading that stuff when they are doing what they can to survive).
Sorry didn't mean to rant but it has been a looong journey.
Peace y'all xxxxxxx